Sr. Financial Analyst

Full Time Austin, Texas Metropolitan Area Texas Health and Human Services

Job Summary

Texas Health and Human Services is seeking candidates for a position of Sr. Financial Analyst on Full Time basis located at Austin, Texas Metropolitan Area. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.

Job Title: Sr. Financial Analyst
Company Name: Texas Health and Human Services
Job Location: Austin, Texas Metropolitan Area
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Government Administration
Job Link Expiry: 2023-04-15
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Job Description:

Performs highly complex (senior-level) accounting work. Work involves preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of financial analyses and reports; establishing, maintaining, and/or overseeing accounting systems, procedures, and controls; and preparing and/or overseeing the preparation of agency budgets. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions

Oversees and/or prepares monthly and annual operating statements, financial statements, vouchers, and reports; and approves and signs expense account and purchase vouchers submitted for payment.

  • Develops and evaluates of DFPS Information Technology (IT) procurement data and vouchers, budgetary performance metrics, expenditure data, and financial trending analyses.

Analyzes cumulative periodic tab runs and status of fund reports on state and federal funds, and conducts the continuous reviews and analyses necessary in controlling the expenditure of funds and in developing stable expenditure patterns.

  • Prepares, analyzes and tracks IT budget documents, budgetary management reports, financial statements, and state and federal IT financial reports.

Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to the accounting system and accompanying procedures.

  • Analyzes IT expenditures, budget and cost estimates, makes recommendations on the availability of funds and examines for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.

Audits general journal entries and payment, cash, purchase, travel, and related vouchers.

  • Prepares, monitors, tracks and audits general journal entries, various payment methods, purchase, travel, and related vouchers.

Coordinates data compilation for annual financial reports, which may include working with the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts’ Financial Reporting Section to compile the statewide Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

  • Coordinates and compiles data for annual financial reports, legislative reports, fiscal notes and state and federal budgetary reports .
  • Works with internal and external business partners to compile statewide financial reports.

Develops methods for the control of cash receipts, deposits, and disbursements; the purchase of services, supplies, and equipment; and the documentation of claims for payment.

  • Develops and documents processes and methodologies to assist with division financial decisions.

Develops, coordinates, or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting agency financial information.

  • Develops and maintains accurate and timely financial reports on division operations and financial condition.

May oversee and/or prepare annual operating budgets and review expenditures to ensure that budget limits are not exceeded.

  • Prepares and compiles data for inclusion in Legislative Appropriations Requests, Annual Operating Budget, Biennial Operating Plan, Information Technology Detail, and regular and ad hoc budget reports.

May develop procedures and regulations to control the disbursement of allocated funds and prepare letters of instruction, manual revisions, and related forms.

  • Develops and performs financial related procedures for the IT program and provides guidance and recommendations.

May oversee the development and use of internal audit and control procedures to determine compliance with agency policies, plans, and procedures, and state and federal statutes.

  • Interprets state and federal fiscal policies, procedures, and regulations; and maintains knowledge of state and federal funding policies and regulations as they affect IT operations and project costs.
  • Coordinates with Internal Audit to provide financial data as requested to ensure compliance with agency, state and federal accounting policies and regulations.

May direct the allocation of state and federal funds to agency operating programs and develop suitable plans for validating and matching the various federal funds used in financing agency operations.

  • Develops cost accounting and recovery processes including division resource and time reporting tools.
  • Develops and compiles accurate and timely IT financial information for inclusion in the strategic plan and federal funding-related reports.

May supervise the work of others.

  • Mentors junior IT Budget staff in understanding DFPS IT processes for project work, technology budget, procurement and contracting activities and understanding documentation.
  • Coordinates assignments and provides coaching to junior IT Budget staff to address standards, work expectations and provide performance feedback as requested.

Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge Skills Abilities

  • Experience with accounting, budgeting, financial planning, cost accounting, and cost recovery.
  • Experience with financial analysis and accounting activities within an information technology environment.
  • Experience with the state requirements for technology procurements and contracts.
  • Experience with state appropriations, Legislative Appropriations Request and state operating budgets.
  • Experience with automated accounting systems and resource and time tracking databases.
  • Ability to perform and monitor cost allocation, develop long-term budget plans and develop methodologies for costing initiatives or technology projects.
  • Skill in organizational and planning activities and in estimating resource needs for projects.
  • Skill in monitoring financial projects and establishing measurement and tracking tools.
  • Skill with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel – Advanced, Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and summarize financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to standards.
  • Ability to provide accurate and fact-based supporting documentation.
  • Ability to document policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to any level of the organization in a clear and concise manner, including preparing clear and concise reports and correspondence to communicate financial analysis results.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.

Registration Or Licensure Requirements


Initial Selection Criteria

  • Experience with accounting, budgeting, financial planning, cost accounting, or cost recovery.
  • Experience with financial analysis and accounting activities within an information technology environment.

Additional Information


MOS Code

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 89A, LS, 020, 3402, 6F0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at

MOS Code

89A, LS, 020, 3402, 6F0X1

As a state agency, DFPS is required Texas Administrative Code (TAC 206 and 213) to ensure all Electronic Information Resources (EIR) follow accessibility standards. The staff must be familiar with the WCAG 2.1 AA and Section 508 to create accessible content including but not limited to; Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDFs, webpages, software, training guides, video, and audio files.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form – Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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