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TDA - Chief Financial Officer (Budget, Accounting, Contracts & Procurement) (58542)

Company: Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel Syste
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

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Job Description - TDA - Chief Financial Officer (Budget, Accounting, Contracts & Procurement) (58542) (00031336) Job Description TDA - Chief Financial Officer (Budget, Accounting, Contracts & Procurement) (58542) ( 00031336 ) Organization : DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Primary Location : Texas-Austin Work Locations : SFA OFFICES AUSTIN - 11 FLOOR 1700 N. Congress Ste 1100 Austin 78701 Job : Management Employee Status : Regular Schedule State Job Code : 1626 Salary Admin Plan : B Grade : 32 Salary (Pay Basis) : 12,500.00 - 12,500.00 ( Monthly ) Number of Openings : 1 Overtime Status : Exempt Job Posting : Mar 8, 2023, 5:24:22 PM Closing Date : Mar 23, 2023, 4:59:00 AM Description CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (Budget, Accounting, Contracts and Procurement) State Classification: Director VII - 1626 The Texas Department of Agriculture Financial Services Division supports TDA programs by performing financial duties in the areas of accounting, budget, purchasing, contracting, accounts payable and payroll. WHAT YOU'LL DO The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner. You will direct and oversee the effective management of the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Financial Services Division. You will be responsible for developing, executing and achieving the strategic goals and objectives of the division, managing complex issues and be involved in long-term planning to contribute to the attainment of the agency's goals, objectives and mission. In addition, you will provide financial information and advice to the Commissioner of Agriculture, Deputy Commissioner, Executive staff, Senior staff, and the Texas Legislature and its various committees as needed. You will work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Direct and oversee the agency's financial operations, including payroll, purchasing/contracts, payment processing, cash management, financial reporting, budget development and monitoring and revenue estimating; and ensure division compliance with agency policies and administrative requirements. Oversee, manage and monitor time submissions and approval and conduct perform appraisals of direct and indirect employees ensuring high professional standards and customer service excellence are met at every staff level; ensure appraisals are conducted timely, appropriate and adequate staff development plans are created and executed; and ensure objective metrics are utilized based on developed job descriptions, and supervisors/team leaders are evaluating consistently and equitably; ensure proper hiring policies and practices are followed and work closely with Human Resources (HR) to ensure positions are filled timely. Identify financial resources needed to accomplish TDA's mission, goals and objectives; and develop fiscal policy and guidelines for the agency. Lead the development and ensure the accuracy of the Strategic Plan, Legislative Appropriations Request, operating budget, Annual Financial Report and other required reports and documents. Establish division goals and objectives, including the division's strategic plan; establish, develop and approve schedules, priorities and standards for achieving goals; and perform ongoing planning functions to meet performance targets and improve operations while following division and agency policies and procedures. Provide information to the Legislature, Legislative Budget Board (LBB), Comptroller of Public Accounts, Governor's Office of Budget and Planning, State Auditor's Office, Sunset Commission, Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee, as well as other state and federal agencies requesting financially related information Develop grants policy and procedures; ensure that TDA meets all federal and private financial standards for grants management; and ensure that grants funds are expended appropriately and in accordance with generally accepted accounting requirements. Conduct annual cost recovery studies and assist with the analysis of agency minority procurement data. Serve as the Chief Financial Officer in legislative and financial services business, including providing testimony at legislative meetings, compiling financial information and communicating with legislative and oversight agency staff. Coordinate and provide guidance to agency staff in preparing fiscal note responses to the LBB during the legislative session. Oversee internal operating budgets to ensure fiscal viability. Monitor and analyze budgets, expenditures and encumbrances to identify problems, prepare budget amendments as necessary; and advise the program staff, division management, and upper management on the status of agency budgets. Monitor state and federal grant expenditures; and assist in preparing and overseeing state and federal grant reports in accordance with state and federal guidelines, including requests for reimbursement. Evaluate division operations and performance to identify and implement short-range, mid-range and long-range goals and objectives; and monitor progress and develop and implement corrective action plans, as required. Serve as a direct liaison to the private industries, other government agencies and various other entities with which the division interacts. Ensure the division staff is technically proficient in meeting long-term operational goals through activities such as classroom training, team building, on-the-job training, job rotations and special assignments and projects. Ensure employees share knowledge through cross training. Develop and review federal and state laws, regulations and policies related to the division; work closely with the Legal Services Division to draft appropriate changes in TDA rules, regulation, or policy. Monitor and report on hearings of legislative committees, such as the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees, during regular and special sessions for actions that may impact TDA. Testify at legislative meetings, as necessary. Perform quality assurance work to analyze program efficiency and effectiveness and to develop procedures for improvement or the initiation/revision of policies and procedures. - Manage financial division projects from pre-inception to implementation, including new policies and procedures to ensure program efficiency and effectiveness. Participate in and provide leadership for special division projects and guide business process improvement and cultural change. Provide consultative and technical assistance and respond to technical requests related to the duties of the division to businesses, other TDA staff, related state agencies and organizations. Oversee the status on each project assigned and/or developed and report performance of the division's efforts. Represent the division and act as the point-of-contact on all issues and at functions related to the division as assigned by the Deputy Commissioner. Ensure consistent and effective communication with the internal management regarding issues pertinent to their operations. Maintain your level of expertise and professional training and education. Follow all TDA policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree. Eight (8) years' work experience in the management of budget preparation and analysis and experience in general accounting, accounts payable and purchasing. State of Texas online accounting systems experience (CAPPS and USAS). -Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or related field or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license (in good standing) can substitute for an undergraduate degree and two (2) years of work experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Work experience serving in a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) capacity or similar role at a State of Texas agency. State agency accounting and financial operations experience, including experience in preparing the
Annual Financial Report (AFR) and/or experience with Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in good standing in Texas. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Extensive working knowledge of Texas state laws pertaining to public funds, governmental finance and automated accounting systems; of governmental accounting theory, Comptroller of Public Accounts accounting policies and the General Appropriations Act; of the legislative process; of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program activities and/or business functions; and the principles and practices of public administration and management. Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support an overall business strategy; and in the use of a computer and applicable software. Excellent leadership, management and strategic planning skills; and critical thinking skills. Ability to direct and organize program activities and/or business functions; to establish goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; to energize, develop and build rapport at all levels within an organization; to make presentations and testify at hearings; to supervise the work of others; and to exercise sound judgment and discretion. ENVIRONMENTAL/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS, This position requires work in a normal office work environment, and may have exposure to dust, environmental allergens and pathogens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. Work activity is mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. You must be able work extended periods at a computer and may be required to work extended hours and some evenings and weekends, as needed. This position may involve travel (up to 5%* ), occasionally overnight. BENEFITS The State of Texas offers a variety of benefits for you and your family that are comprehensive and, on average, make up about one-third of total compensation. Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Group Health & Life Insurance for employees
  • Paid Holidays
  • Longevity Pay
  • Vision
  • Dependent Optional Life Insurance
  • Voluntary AD&D Insurance
  • Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts A skills exercise may be conducted for interview purposes. Only candidates selected for a skills exercise/interview will be contacted. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls. If you submitted your application through the - CAPPS Career Center , you may also check the status of your application by accessing your profile and selecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions. *A valid government-issued driver's license, which is recognized by the Texas Department of Public Safety and in good standing, and an acceptable driving record are required. TDA will verify this information with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Applicants with a driver's license not issued by the State of Texas should obtain and be prepared to provide a copy of their current driving record on or before their first day. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO): The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran's status, or protected activity (retaliation). TDA provides accommodations for persons with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act. If you need help with the employment process or require other accommodations, please contact the Human Resources office for assistance at (512) 463-7454. TDA participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Veterans and Former Foster Child Employment Preference: TDA complies with the provisions of the veterans and former foster child employment preference acts. Please contact our Human Resources-Veterans Liaison at (512) 463-7454 for assistance. Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditor's Office at Program Management MOS Codes.

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