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  • 1200 East Anderson Lane
    Austin, Texas, TX 78752
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  • Phone: 512-427-6190

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Assistant Director, Financial Reporting

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board • Austin, Texas, TX

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 6 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
$84,000 - $95,000/Year
Accounting - Finance, Government - Civil Service
Accounting, Government
Relocation - No

Job Description

General Description:

Performs highly advanced supervisory and managerial work guiding the daily operations and activities of the Financial Reporting department, Financial Services Division. Work includes developing, preparing, and overseeing the preparation of both non-audited annual financial statements for the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts and externally audited financial statements for the Agency’s Board. Work also involves overseeing and actively participating in functions related to building financial statements, analyzing complex financial data, administering the agency’s bond portfolio, supervising the federal draw down process, and performing advanced general ledger accounting work. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. This position reports to the Director of Financial Reporting.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and coordinates the financial reporting and general ledger accounting activities of the agency to ensure financial information is accurate, timely, consistent, and in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts accounting and reporting requirements, and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

  • Prepares and reviews advanced general ledger accounting entries in both internal and external accounting systems, which involve budgets, encumbrances, real and nominal accounts, and accruals.

  • Oversees and prepares financial statements, schedules, exhibits, and note disclosures for both internal and external annual financial reports.

  • Oversees the management of the agency’s bond portfolio, including cash flow analysis, loan projections, and debt-related reporting.

  • Oversees the maintenance of the agency’s general ledger, including data integrity reports and account reconciliations between internal and external accounting systems.

  • Oversees the accounting of the Agency’s federal programs, including cash draw downs, reconciliations, cash and budget monitoring, and indirect cost proposals.

  • Manages the monthly and year-end closing processes.

  • Prepares and reviews complex financial work papers involving the use of advanced Microsoft Excel functions and pivot tables.

  • Classifies, codes, prepares, and balances financial accounting documents and records.

  • Oversees and prepares special reports such as estimates, cost data, and budget items.

  • Assists in maintaining internal controls over the integrity of the agency’s financial records, including the planning of accounting procedures to control the flow of financial information from initial entry to final reports.

  • Keeps abreast of legislative changes, both state and federal, which affect management of funds.

  • Provides direction and leadership to the financial reporting team to achieve the department’s goals.

  • Reviews work of staff preparing, posting and balancing financial records, documents or reports.

  • Acts as consultant to administrative, supervisory, and technical workers handling unusual or complex accounting transactions.

  • Audits accounting or control records for accuracy and conformance to established standards and procedures.

  • Prepares letters of instruction, manuals, and forms.

  • Oversees and provides training, cross-training and staff development activities.

  • Recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions in the accounting system and procedures.

  • Manages Financial Reporting activities to ensure timely processing and compliance with all related state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations.

  • Identifies, investigates, and implements industry best practices for ongoing improvements of Financial Reporting activities.

  • Develops, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures and monitors compliance with policies. 

  • Identifies, develops, reviews, and implements opportunities for process improvement.

  • Motivates staff toward the attainment of objectives; cultivates teamwork and customer service.

  • Oversees staff’s performance, workloads, schedules along with hiring, supervising and evaluating the team.

  • Maintains effective working relationships with all agency staff and representatives of other agencies and stakeholder organizations.

  • Serves as subject matter expert for Financial Reporting audits.

  • Fulfills necessary responsibilities to maintain effective operations of Financial Reporting in the absence of the Director.

  • May represent the Financial Reporting department at meetings, conferences, seminars, or on panels and committees.

  • Applies appropriate Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards at all times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Required Minimum Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

  • Six years of recent, full-time accounting experience of a progressively and increasingly responsible level in all of the following areas: general ledger accounting, financial analysis, and the preparation of Annual Financial Statements and supporting schedules; with at least:

  • One-year experience in a supervisory or lead capacity.

  • Substitution: Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, professional accounting or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with active certification recognized in the state of Texas may substitute for two years of the full-time experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general ledger accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis.

  • Knowledge and proper application of GAAP.

  • Knowledge of budgetary controls.

  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems. 

  • Skill in problem solving, reading comprehension, and analytical writing.

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and Microsoft Office Suite products; skills in the use of Microsoft Excel at an intermediate to advanced level.

  • Ability to plan procedures, prioritize work, coordinate accounting and financial operations.

  • Ability to supervise work of accounting and finance personnel.

  • Ability to interpret laws and regulations.

  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory and techniques.

  • Ability to perform complex accounting transactions.

  • Ability to work accurately with numerical detail

  • Ability to accept and follow instructions given in a variety of forms.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with management and co-workers.  

  • Ability to communi­cate effectively in a variety of forms.

  • Ability to understand and adhere to the agency’s Policies and Procedures. 

  • Ability to set priorities and organize workloads and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

  • Ability to establish and maintain open and effective working relationship with management and co-workers.

Job ID: 19-022
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