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Job Description Summary
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Texas Water Development Boards (TWDB) Finance Office. Serve in an active role in the configuration and implementation of CAPPS Financials. May assist in managing all aspects of the agencys financial operations, including the supervision of the accounting, budget, purchasing, and contracting functions. Assists with the overall management of the TWDBs accounting functions by ensuring adequate controls to safeguard the agencys financial assets, ensuring the integrity of the agencys accounting records, and complying with all state, federal, and tax laws, and agency policies. Work involves establishing goals and objectives. Develops guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations. Develops schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals. Coordinates and evaluates divisions with the Finance Office. May plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Chief Financial Officer in the Finance Office.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides effective leadership and management in the Finance Office.
- Directs the activities of the TWDB financial operations.
- Maintains a working knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.
- Ensures the financial integrity of the TWDB and assists in its strategic development through the formulation of sound financial policies and procedures in partnership with the operating divisions.
- Analyzes, organizes, and directs financial management activities to ensure optimum support to agency programs.
- Analyzes and monitors the agencys financial position and ensures monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements are prepared in an accurate and timely manner.
- Formulates fiscal policy and guidelines in areas of budget development and management.
- Directs agency activities in forecasting needs, development of funding formulas, and managing the agencys accounts receivables and payables.
- Develops and reports agency Legislative Appropriations Requests, Annual Financial Reports, and other financial reports as required.
- Briefs members of the legislature, public, Board, and other stakeholders.
- Designs, develops, and improves agency funds management reports for use by the Board, staff, and oversight entities.
- Monitors and maintains the agencys investment rules, policies, strategies and procedures ensuring compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA).
- Assigns job duties, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.
- Evaluates the Finance Office performance and recommends and leads improvements.
- Ensures the provision of quality customer service from the Finance office to both internal and external stakeholders.
- Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
- Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agencys records retention procedures and schedule.
- Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
- Supports Finance Office with administrative requirements related to organization, budget, and personnel.
- May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business Administration, Business Management, or a related field.
- Five years of extensive management experience serving in a leadership position.
- Experience in implementing new financial systems.
- Three years of work experience using CAPPS Financials.
- Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field.
- Experience in implementing CAPPS Financials at another state agency.
- Certified Public Accountant.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Finance Office; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
- Knowledge of finance administration, budget, accounting, and state and federal laws pertaining to public funds and government finance.
- Knowledge of Texas State government, the legislative process, and experience with the Legislative Budget Board.
- Knowledge of or experience with fundamental financial and statistical methods, terminology, and analysis applicable to security transactions, market research, and fiscal & monetary macroeconomics.
- Knowledge of or experience with financial and accounting systems.
- Knowledge of or experience with the Public Funds Investment Act requirements.
- Skills in planning, organizing, and directing finance programs and managing multiple priorities in a deadline-oriented environment.
- Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
- Skills in the use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
- Skills in public speaking.
- Skills in preparing and presenting complex analytical reports.
- Skills in delivering presentations related to project, program administration and policy development to public officials and industry experts.
- Skills in maintaining high-level effective working relationships with agency personnel, Board Members, government officials and consultants.
- Ability to present testimony to Legislative Committees.
- Ability to condense and present complex accounting and financial information to personnel in meaningful reports and presentations.
- Ability to inspire staff.
- Ability to make difficult and correct decisions and take appropriate risks.
- Ability to communicate the offices and the agencys vision with the highest standards of ethics and trust.
- Ability to review and analyze data, interpret, and apply practical theory to complex transactions and take appropriate action for resolution.
- Ability to work accurately with numerical details in a high-volume setting.
- Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
- Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
- Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
- Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
- Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
- Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and in order with infrequent errors.
- Ability to complete tasks and projects in a timely manner and persists until tasks are completed.
- Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance, and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to employees of other political entities and the public both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work with others in a team environment and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers, and others.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and schedule work in order to maintain regular progress on assignments and meet deadlines.
- Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
- Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.
- Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a drivers license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
- Ability to work days that may exceed eight hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
- Ability to train others.
- Ability to assign and/or supervise the work of others.