The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with our Financial Management Department.
Budget Analyst IV - Performs advanced (senior-level) budget preparation and analysis work. Work involves overseeing the planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating of budgetary activities and performance measures. May supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Budget Analyst V - Performs highly advanced (senior-level) budget preparation and analysis work. Work involves overseeing the planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating of budgetary activities and performance measures. May supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_AccountingAuditingandFinance.pdf
In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the DD #214 is required at the time of interview.
The successful candidate will be an integral part of the GLO's Financial Management team. To be successful the candidate must model the GLO's competencies of Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Innovation and Proficiency.
Defined Retirement Benefit Plan
Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts
Medical Insurance - State pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. State pays 50% of the eligible part-time employee’s premium and 25% for eligible dependents.
Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance
Minimum of 96+ Hours of Annual Leave a year **Annual leave increases with length of service.
Essential Job Elements
Prepares and coordinates operating budgets. Oversees, monitors and maintains agency program area budget(s) assigned. This includes, but is not limited to, managing all aspects such as personnel actions, position management in CAPPS, clearing negative encumbrances, clearing negative budget balances, identifying trends, and making recommendations for appropriate use of the funds. Calculates and documents the prorata share of salaries for grant billings for various grant and GLO programs, as needed. Coordinates, assists, and collaborates with Financial Management Divisions.
Analyzes and examines operating budgets, expenditure patterns, and cost drivers to determine whether funds have been appropriately allocated. Reviews all purchase requisitions for accuracy, proper comptroller object code and PCA account coding, availability of budget funds, and appropriateness of expense through Buyspeed Online.
Advises and assists agency staff on financial planning and management, budgets, full-time equivalents (FTEs), encumbrances, and expenditures, including assisting agency program areas with questions regarding purchase requisition and encumbrance change request preparation and processing rules. Provides guidance to agency staff on the MIP Accounting System and Buyspeed Online Purchasing System. Issues instructions on budget and funding policies, procedures, and methods.
Prepares or assists other budget analysts with special reports which may include, but is not limited to, Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR), Published and Internal Operating Budgets, Fiscal Notes, Annual Financial Report (AFR) Quarterly, Performance Measures Quarterly, FTE Quarterly, Statewide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP), State Office of Risk Management (SORM), and FTE/Staff Ratio reports. Ensures accuracy and timeliness of submissions.
Recommends and implements ways to improve budget processes and procedures in order to gain efficiencies. Informs management of budget deviations, problems, and events likely to affect operations; explains causes; and measures effect on the agency’s mission and resources.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent.
Experience in state government budget preparation and analysis and in performance measurement reporting work.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles or budget practices and procedures.
Skill in compiling and analyzing voluminous technical information and clearly communicating information for Executive Management decision making.
Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines.
Budget Analyst IV: Six (6) years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: accounting, auditing, budget preparation/analysis, financial, statistical analysis, business, public administration, or closely related experience.
Budget Analyst V: Eight (8) years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: accounting, auditing, budget preparation/analysis, financial, statistical analysis, business, public administration, or closely related experience. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a related field.
Education and experience may be substituted for one another.
Due to seasonal reports and projects that are deadline driven, this job requires work outside normal business hours as needed.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a related field.
Experience with a Texas governmental agency(s).
Experience in budget preparation and analysis, financial management, fiscal policymaking, and performance measure reporting.
Knowledge of the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS); Knowledge of Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of accounting, budgetary, and management principles, practices, and procedures; of forecasting methodologies; of automated accounting, budgeting, and forecasting programs; of performance measurement and reporting; and of the legislative fiscal note process.
Skill in the use of a spreadsheet software, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; of using effective written and verbal communication to convey information in a clear, concise manner; and identifying and resolving problems by using strong analytical techniques, innovative approaches and taking initiative in preventing and solving problems.
Ability to analyze fiscal management information to determine appropriate use of funds, to perform statistical analyses; identify and develop budgetary reports and schedules, to analyze management problems and develop and present solutions; manage projects that include the work of others; work as part of a team in a self-directed environment; communicate effectively both written and verbally; establish and maintain an effective and professional working relationship with others at all times in the course and scope of conducting business; demonstrate a high level of integrity, strong work ethic, and commitment to meet deadlines; establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agency staff and management to achieve common goals; and plan, organize, and prioritize multiple assignments to effectively manage a fast paced and changing work environment without compromising accuracy.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform non-sedentary work; mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties including extensive moving upon and traveling across uneven surfaces, rough terrain and/or desolate areas; normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies; marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements; constant use of personal computers, copiers, printers, and telephones; the ability to move about the office to access file cabinets and office machinery; requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; ability to move and transport records, documents, boxes and all related information, materials and tools, weighing up to 50 pounds; frequent sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, reach and/or steer a boat as needed; the ability to work outside and adapt to adverse weather conditions to include sea, sky and land environments; the ability to work under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others; and the ability to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including field work and training assignments.
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