Texas Education Agency - Tax Analyst (Financial Analyst III

Job Details

Region: 13
School District/Employer: Texas Education Agency
District Category/Employer: Texas Education Agency,
Position: ,
Assignment Level:
Job Title: Tax Analyst (Financial Analyst III
Campus Description:
Date Posted: 9/14/2023
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: 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.

Core Values:

We are Determined: We are committed and intentional in the pursuit of our main purpose, to improve outcomes for students.
We are People-Centered: We strive to attract, develop, and retain the most committed talent, representing the diversity of Texas, each contributing to our common vision for students.
We are Learners: We seek evidence, reflect on success and failure, and try new approaches in the pursuit of excellence for our students.
We are Servant Leaders: Above all else, we are public servants working to improve opportunities for students and provide support to those who serve them.
At the Texas Education Agency (TEA) the accounting and auditing function plays a critical role in ensuring legislative funding is being spent in the best interest of the students across Texas.

The Tax Analysts primary responsibility is to perform advanced (senior-level) financial analysis and regulatory work of school districts and charter schools. The duties of this position include reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating complex financial data utilizing Excel formulas and pivot tables; preparing reports and responding to inquiries; and recommending and approving appropriate action to resolve financial and regulatory problems. This position may supervise the work of others. To be successful in this role, the Tax Analyst must be organized, detail oriented, and committed to providing outstanding customer service. Additionally, this individual must be committed to understanding and maintaining financial compliance with applicable laws and regulations and should have a proven track record of exemplary financial analysis practices. This individual works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and is expected to help the division meet its performance goals and support the agency in fulfilling its strategic priorities. This position reports to the Manager of Fiscal Reviews in the Financial Compliance Division.

Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.

Please note that a resume, tailored cover letter, and short answer responses are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.


Data-driven Analysis: Performs advanced financial analysis of school districts and charter schools data including records, reports, financial statements, and information systems to determine compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Financial analysis will include combining data from multiple information systems to determine compliance by reviewing items such as tax rates, budget to actual data, student attendance projections, general fund balances, and other information utilizing Excel formulas, pivot tables, and other data analysis tools.
Productivity: Supports the Financial Compliance Divisions fiscal review team by conducting fiscal management reviews of school districts and charter schools to obtain adequate competent evidential matter to provide a reasonable basis for findings and conclusions. Will demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) along with the application of accounting concepts, terminology, and theories to gather audit support and evidence through inspection, observation, inquires, and confirmations and by documenting (i.e., preparing notes and schedules, etc.) relevant and reliable information to support conclusions and findings in fully documented workpapers.
Communication: Communicate effectively with internal and external audiences (both written and verbal); prepare error free reports; and lead training and prepare/present focused trainings on appropriate school legislation and accounting topics to school districts and open-enrollment charter personnel.

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 three (3) years of experience in financial analysis and regulatory, governmental, and/or nonprofit auditing or accounting.

Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.


Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting standards, Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG), including state, and federal statutes related to annual financial reporting.
Certified Public Account (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) designation preferred. A knowledge of Texas school finance and/or Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) certification is preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially in Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Highly skilled in meeting the needs of a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders; strong customer-service mindset.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to explain complex information to others.
Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize, and analyze.
Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment.
Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment; and meet deadlines.
A desire to actively listen, take direction, self-reflect, give/receive feedback, continuously improve, and adapt to unexpected tasks.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veterans preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here. Click on the military occupational category that corresponds with the state classification in this job posting title to review the codes, ratings, and description for the matching position provided by the State Auditor's Office.

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.
Salary Range: Salary (Pay Basis): 5,167.00 - 6,815.00 (Monthly)
How To Apply: Apply online: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/701/jobdetail.ftl?job=00036187&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

Contact Person:

Name: Emily Douno
Email: recruitment@tea.texas.gov
Address: 1701 N. Congress Ave.
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip: 78701
Phone: (512) 463-8200
Fax: (512) 475-4293