MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Assistant Director of Forecasting and Fiscal Analysis has a key role in promoting financial transparency and financial best practices in school districts by publishing easily accessible comparative expenditure reports for school districts and campuses.
The assistant director has primary responsibility for the agency’s online financial information tool (FIT), PEIMS financial reporting, and 5 sets of financial reports submitted to the federal government regarding Texas school district and campus financial information. This position also provides bill analysis and fiscal notes for legislative sessions and is responsible for the timely provision of data requests and public information requests for Foundation School Program (FSP) and school district expenditure data.
The work involves planning, scheduling, and completing projects within firm timelines and supervising two financial analysts and four programmers to ensure that they meet specific division deliverables. This position reports to the Director of Forecasting and Fiscal Analysis and works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
- Oversees the publishing of the annual PEIMS financial reports.
- Oversees the reporting of statewide district and campus financial information to the federal government, including compliance with federal ESSA requirements.
- Develops and maintains the FSP excel template, including providing expert assistance to customers.
- Oversees provision of all data requests for FSP or school district financial information, including public information requests.
- Reviews district financial data reported to the state to ensure efficiency, continuous improvement, and compliance with applicable regulations; to identify trends, problems, and needed changes; and to ensure that the data used is complete and accurate.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field is strongly preferred.
Experience: At least six (6) years of experience in managing complex financial projects including two (2) years’ experience supervising staff, scheduling and assigning projects, and overseeing project completion. Experience in analyzing data in a chart of accounts (such as revenues and expenditures).
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
- Knowledge of the Texas Education Agency Financial Accountability System Resource Guide, and Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) financial reports.
- Experience with Texas public school finance, attendance calculations and state funding formulas
- Proficiency in operating computers and Microsoft office suite
- Proven ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Astute analytical data skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Track record of planning, assigning, and supervising the work of others.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups
- A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
- A track record of performance and successful implementation across multiple concurrent projects
- Passion for improving education and the lives of Texas students
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
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This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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