The person assigned to this position will supervise the Federal Monitoring Unit in the Division of Federal Fiscal Monitoring (FFM) in the Office for Grants and Federal Fiscal Compliance (GFFC). Performs advanced managerial work overseeing the daily operations and activities of an agency's program(s). This person will manage the division's fiscal monitoring activities (desk reviews) of all TEA federal grant programs, including American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and non-ARRA formula and discretionary grants awarded to subrecipients (e.g., independent school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, regional education service centers, and not-for-profit organizations) to ensure that the subrecipients' expenditures of federal funds awarded are in compliance with the federal cost principles, are aligned with the objectives and requirements of the grants, and in compliance with TEA's Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR). The functions of the Monitoring Unit include: Fiscal monitoring (desk reviews) of the following TEA grantees: a. Grantees monitored based on TEA Risk Assessment Methodology (High, Medium, or Low Risk) b. Grantees monitored based on Administrative Action (Soft Hold) c. Grantees monitored based on Administrative Action (Monthly Sampling) The person assigned to this position will perform advanced and supervisory (senior-level) subrecipient monitoring work. In general, the employee will supervise the monitoring activities conducted by subordinate staff. The employee will plan and assign monitoring activities to subordinate staff, lead monitoring tasks and review the work of subordinate staff to ensure conformance with applicable unit monitoring methodologies. The employee will research, interpret and apply federal requirements to monitoring issues. The employee will work under limited 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. May consider major course work in Economics or Education.
Experience: Six (6) years experience of one or more of the following types of recent, relevant experience: (1) experience conducting audits; (2) experience monitoring compliance with grant requirements; and/or (3) accounting experience. At least two (2) year of supervisory experience. Prefer experience with monitoring of federal grants awarded to school districts or open enrollment charter schools.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Knowledge of: Generally accepted government auditing standards and generally accepted accounting principles, including procedures, methods and systems to apply these standards and principles; Governmental and non for profit accounting; and the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide.
Skill in: Using a personal computer and Microsoft Office software applications, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and TeamMate.
Ability to: Compose clear and concise reports; correspondence and internal memorandums; gather and analyze accurate and relevant monitoring information; evaluate accounting systems for legal conformance; analyze financial documents such as general ledgers, payroll journals, purchase orders, or invoices; accurately complete and assemble monitoring working papers; communicate effectively; and assign and/or supervise the work of others.
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.