Chief Financial Officer (Director VI) (16-0109)

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General Information

Job Posting ID 6407488 Creation Date Sep 24, 2015
Employer Posting No 16-0109 Closing Date Open Until Filled
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78701 Employer Type State Government
Openings 1

Job Description

Revised 12/07/2015
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Under the guidance of the Deputy Attorney General for Administration, performs highly advanced, senior-level managerial activities providing direction to operational financial management.
Monitors development and implementation of agency operational financial activities; oversees implementation of relevant policies, procedures, processes, rules and regulations, controls,
and systems; establishes and monitors metrics for determining progress in meeting targets; evaluates the progress of financial activities on a continuous basis. Plans, assigns, and directs
the work of the management staff of operational financial divisions.

•Evaluates trends; establishes and monitors critical metrics; determines production, productivity, quality, and customer-service levels of financial divisions; designs systems; develops staff;
and facilitates change management initiatives
•Completes, monitors, and tracks ad-hoc and mandatory financial reporting
•Oversees preparation of Legislative Appropriations Request, annual operating budget, fiscal note process, etc.
•Monitors cash flow
•With guidance of the Deputy Attorney General for Administration, provides Executive Administration and internal clients with timely and accurate accounting and budget status reports and recommendations including forecasts; variance analysis; and efficiency improvement models. Initiates corrective actions to mitigate the impact of negative variances
•Establishes positive executive-level relationships with the CPA, SAO, LBB, DIR, Office of the Governor, etc. to further the goals of the agency
•Prepares and submits required reports to external entities
•Works with Contracts and Asset Management to forecasts capital and facilities requirements; identifies funding sources and assists in development of recommendations
•Prepares and implements financial policies, procedures, systems, and controls
•Directs interactions with external auditors reviewing agency financial activities
•Continuously updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations; participating in professional development opportunities; and maintaining personal/professional networks
Performs related work as assigned
Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in financial management field(s)
Experience: 7 years of full-time managerial experience working in closely related field(s)
Knowledge Base: Accounting, budget, payroll, A/P, A/R, financial aspects of contracts and procurement, relevant state financial regulations and requirements
Skilled in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting tight deadlines
Proficient in oral and written communication
Exercises sound judgment and effective decision making
Ability to respond positively to constructive feedback
Works cooperatively with others in a professional environment
Directs and provides excellent customer service
Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 5%
Certifications: CPA required

Education: MBA or post-graduate level training or courses in financial field (e.g., accounting, financial management, budget, auditing)
Experience: 10 years senior-level management level in financial field; legislative interaction on financial matters and related regulatory requirements; familiarity with applicable state/federal regulations and procedures including Comptroller, LBB, DIR, and SAO
Knowledge: Financial planning, process quality control, system development and improvement, financial forecasting, developing and monitoring complex budgets, ethical conduct, general
business acumen
Skills: Proficiency in financial software and databases, complex data analysis and reporting; problem-solving; Office Suite including advanced Excel capabilities; knowledge of USAS and
USPS applications
Abilities: Strategic thinking; team development and leadership; superior oral and written capabilities including presentations (e.g., representing agency at training sessions, external
hearings, legislative sessions)
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $11,458.34 / MO and $12,500.00 / MO
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Other Insurance Plans
  • Other Paid Leave
  • Professional Development/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pre-Tax Programs for Child and Health Care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? No

Job Requirements

Occupation Chief Executives
Minimum Experience and Education  7 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

- OR -

Occupation Treasurers, Controllers, and Chief Financial Officers
Minimum Experience and Education  7 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

- OR -

Occupation Accountants and Auditors
Minimum Experience and Education  7 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

- OR -

Occupation Accountants
Minimum Experience and Education  7 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • Personal Computers
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)

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Job Title Chief Financial Officer (Director VI) (16-0109)
Job Closing Date Sep 9, 2016
Open Until Filled Yes

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