This individual will report to the section manager in the division of Federal Fiscal Monitoring. The individual assigned to this position (the employee) will performs advanced and/or supervisory auditing work. Specifically, the employee will supervise and conduct correspondence and onsite audits, investigations, reviews and other monitoring activities (collectively, audits) of formula and discretionary grants awarded to independent school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, regional education service centers, not-for-profit (tax-exempt) organizations, universities, colleges and other entities. Additionally, the employee will assist the section manager with the general supervision of the audit work conducted by the Division of Federal Fiscal Monitoring. In general, the employee will supervise the audits conducted by subordinate staff. Additionally, the employee will examine, investigate, and review records, reports, financial statements, and management practices to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and rules and organizational policies and procedures. The employee will plan and assign audits to subordinate staff, lead audit teams and review the work of subordinate staff to ensure conformance with applicable auditing standards. The employee will research, interpret and apply legal and contractual requirements and administrative policies to audit issues. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related field.
Experience: Four (4) or more years experience of one or more of the following types of experience: (1) experience conducting audits; (2) experience monitoring compliance with federal requirements; and/or (3) accounting experience. At least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Prefer experience conducting audits of independent school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, regional education service centers and/or not-for-profit (tax exempt) organizations. Prefer experience with monitoring federal grants. Prefer experience with independent school district or open-enrollment charter school accounting.
Substitution: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.
License/Certification(s): Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) preferred.
Note: A practical exam may be administered at time of interview.
Travel: 20% required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Knowledge of: Generally accepted government auditing standards and procedures; generally accepted accounting principles, methods and systems.
Skills in: Using a personal computer and Microsoft Office software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to: Compose clear and concise audit reports; Gather and analyze accurate and relevant audit information to complete and assemble audit work papers; communicate effectively with internal and external clients; evaluate accounting and management operations systems for accuracy and legal conformance.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Salary is dependent on qualifications.
Positions exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will earn compensatory time off rather than overtime for hours in excess of 40 per week. May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5. May be required to work weekends and holidays.
In accordance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, it is TEA's policy that no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. TEA does not sponsor H1-B work visas. Males, 18 to 25 years of age, are required to present proof of selective service registration (or exemption) prior to being employed by any state agency.
There is a 90-day waiting period for health insurance coverage and retirement contributions for new hires and re-hires.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.