TPWD – Manager VI (Finance Director)

TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE
Published
October 7, 2021
Location
Austin, TX
Job Type
 

Description

TPWD MISSION
To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with "See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state 'unknown' for any incomplete fields. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran's employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran's Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/job/veterans/

FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

HIRING CONTACT: Reggie Pegues, (512) 389-4803

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of an agency's business function, division, or department. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Financial Resources (FR) Division Director, this position provides direction, guidance, and oversight of agency-wide accounting and financial management to assist executive management, division directors, and agency leadership, legislative, and other oversight offices in making informed decisions regarding Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TPWD) fiscal health. Work involves managing the following key objectives: (1) ensuring all accounts payable (AP), payroll, property accounting, and general ledger (GL) transactions are accurately and efficiently performed in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Comptroller requirements, and other state and federal statutes, rules, and regulations; (2) adhering to state oversight requirements for producing all accounting transactions and reports accurately and timely, including binding encumbrance, benefits proportional by fund, goods receipt (GR) certification, and the Annual Financial Report (AFR); establishes goals and objectives; develops guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; develops schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; and coordinates and evaluates business functions, division, or department activities. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or higher.

Experience:
Five years progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, business management, finance, or public administration;
Two years supervisory experience managing accounting, budgeting, business management, or public administration staff.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Licensure:
If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.

ACCEPTABLE SUBSTITUTIONS:
Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in the field of Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration may substitute for two years of the required progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, business management, finance, or public administration.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or Business Administration, Finance, Business Management, Public Administration, or related field;
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience:
Experience with state of Texas cash management, appropriation management, financial analysis, or business analysis;
Direct experience responding to legislative requests and interacting with legislative and oversight offices;
Progressively responsible experience in accounting, cash management, revenue management, appropriation management, or financial analysis at a Texas state agency and/or Texas institution of public higher education;
Progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, strategic planning, cash management, revenue management, appropriation management, or financial analysis at a federal, local, or other Texas governmental entity;
Progressively responsible supervisory experience of accounting, cash management, revenue management, appropriation management, or financial analysis staff.

Licensure:
Current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification;
A valid class "C" Texas driver's license for limited travel to job-related training events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Procedures;
Knowledge of applicable local, state, or federal rules, regulations, and policies;
Knowledge of Texas state government organization, administration, and legislative and appropriations processes;
Knowledge of public administration, strategic planning, business management techniques, and leadership techniques;
Knowledge of State of Texas appropriation rules;
Knowledge of Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS);
Knowledge of Service Authorization System (SAS) and Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS);
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook;
Skill in using USAS;
Skill in analyzing and interpreting rules, statutes, and oversight guidance publications;
Skill in effective written and verbal communication;
Skill in identifying and resolving problems by using strong analytical techniques, innovative approaches, and taking initiative in preventing and solving problems;
Skill in planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others;
Skill in effectively managing team activities and day to day operations to meet division and agency goals;
Skill in encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members and among inter-divisional working groups;
Skill in conducting meetings and executive presentations;
Skill in problem solving and attention to detail;
Skill in managing staff and related processes;
Skill in using standard office equipment;
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, agency staff, and management to achieve common goals;
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple assignments to effectively manage a fast-paced and changing work environment without compromising accuracy;
Ability to consistently meet internal and external customer needs and expectations in a professional manner;
Ability to act in the best interest of the agency, maintain confidentiality, and continually strive to improve self and job performance;
Ability to create an environment that fosters excellent performance by demonstrating a high level of integrity, strong work ethic, and commitment to meet deadlines;
Ability to enhance employee performance by motivating, coaching, mentoring, and rewarding employees to ensure opportunities for professional growth;
Ability to effectively manage people and personnel actions by providing clear expectations, constructive feedback, and presenting challenging assignments;
Ability to prepare complex written correspondence, reports, studies, forms, and documents;
Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts in order to devise solutions to problems and present those solutions in concise reports;
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions;
Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues;
Ability to effectively demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills;
Ability to effectively coordinate and allocate resources;
Ability to research, analyze and organize financial data;
Ability to initiate and conduct projects independently;
Ability to establish goals and objectives;
Ability to devise solutions to administrative problems;
Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
Ability to prepare reports;
Ability to supervise the work of others;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to adjust to changing schedules;
Required to work overtime, as necessary;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Required to travel up to 5% with possible overnight stays;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.

TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Closing Date: Oct 19, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

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