Accounting Section Director - Financial Management Division
Texas Dept. of Transportation
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $83991.00 – $142052
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 125897
Home to SXSW, Austin City Limits (ACL) and glorious natural springs and parks, Austin, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States, as well as the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin is the historic state capital of Texas and is the location of the Texas Department of Transporation Headquarters. TxDOT's Financial Management Division is seeking a leader with advanced financial experience and strong interpersonal skills to serve as its next Accounting Section Director. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator and relationship builder, is very tech savvy, and possesses the ability to timely and accurately report on the financial activities of a multibillion-dollar entity.
TxDOT is one of the largest state agencies in the country, and we have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let's talk!
Financial Management Division Work Location:
6230 Stassney Lane, Austin TX 78744 is the physical location, but this is a hybrid role, eligible for partial-telework per the department's needs.
Additional amenities at the Stassney location include covered employee parking, walking trails, on-site fitness center and coffee bar, and soon, an on-site cafeteria.
Manages and directs the Accounting Section of the Financial Management Division. Responsible for Department financial and project accounting systems, policies, procedures and reporting, federal grant reimbursements and local government receivables, as well as other revenue accounting activities; and assessing and enhancing the Department's internal controls over financial and grant activities. Reports to the Deputy Director, Financial Management Division. The successful candidate will wor directly with State, federal and independent auditors, high-level executives, the state legislature, governmental agencies and financial institutions and advisors. Duties require the highest degree of initiative and independent judgment. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.
Advises management and others on financial, accounting and Federal grant-related matters.
Ensures accounting records and reports are consistent with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Assesses and develops enhancements to the Department's internal controls over financial activities.
Provides technical information, presents solutions to financial problems and shares information to remain abreast of laws, regulations, trends, and developments.
Directs and controls compliance with regulatory standards and laws affecting the Department's financial activities and reporting.
Directs and controls the operation of the Oracle PeopleSoft financial system and the Department's use of the State of Texas's Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
Directs and coordinates changes to the Department's Oracle PeopleSoft financial system and evaluates the impact of changes to related systems.
Oversees the preparation of the Department's audited financial reports and a large number of other accounting reports required either by law or for effective management.
Advises the Department on proper and current project accounting/allocation methods and practices for accounting, auditing, and financial reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and other leading regulatory and/or advisory groups.
Represents the Department at the national and statewide level concerning financial and accounting matters.
Researches complex financial and accounting matters and analyzes proposed legislation.
Implements efficient and innovative processes and systems as needed to benefit the Department.
Directs and manages staff amid a highly complex and continously improving environment.
Delivers reports to the Deputy and Division Directors, Chief Financial Officer and periodically to the Audit Committee, Transportation Commission and other Committees or Boards.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools
Light work: Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
Standing-prolonged periods of time
Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading
Automated financial/accounting system implementation, maintenance and enhancement
Auditing and investigative methods, practices and procedures
Advanced knowledge of governmental, financial and project accounting principles and procedures
Advanced knowledge of U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200
Advanced knowledge of Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Best Practices
Accounting for bonds and investments
Project accounting/activity-based costing
Federal funding techniques and grants management requirements
Manages financial and personnel resources to achieve individual and organizational goals
Delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; shares authority but has ultimate accountability
Developing, interpreting and implementing policies, procedures and technical information
Researching, analyzing and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations
Analyzing complex business, technical and managerial problems and developing, recommending and implementing effective solutions
This job requires the following:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business-related discipline
This job requires the following:
7 years in Government, Fund, or financial and Cost accounting work
(Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
Must have three (3) years supervisory/managerial experience. Project leader or lead worker experience may substitute for supervisory/managerial experience.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
Licenses and Certifications
The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:
Certified Public Acct (CPA)
Must be certified and licensed in the State of Texas as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). (Accountants certified in another state, but not certified in the State of Texas, must (1) meet the certification and licensing requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, (2) obtain licensing and certification by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Examiners within six (6) months of the date of hire and (3) sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment.)