Budget Manager (Manager II)

Job #: 2022-07

  • TWC Job #: 14828669
  • Opening Date: 9/22/2021
  • Travel Required: 5%
  • Monthly Salary: $6,250.00 - $6,666.67/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B23
  • Class: 1601

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. 

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.

General Description

The Budget Manager works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Financial Services Division and reports to the Director of Financial Services. Performs moderately complex (journey-level) budget and accounting work. Manages the budget and accounting functions of state and federally funded programs in accordance with State of Texas and OOG established policies and procedures. Monitors program activities and satisfies reporting requirements. Supervises the work of others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Oversees the delivery of accurate and timely reports for state and federally funded accounts. Ensures compliance with State of Texas, OOG, federal, and standard accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assists with providing sound financial solutions for complex business issues, including special budget schedules as needed.
  • Performs various fiscal functions to include accounting and budgeting, as well as the processing and review of financial documents for payment (vouchers and requisitions), and preparation of financial reports and budget requests for federally funded accounts.
  • Performs various budgetary responsibilities for major programs or program areas which involve more than one fund source such as federal funds and general revenue.
  • May develop policies and effective management controls; reviews guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and assists the Director of Financial Services in establishing priorities and standards.
  • Assists with the reconciliation of Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel system (CAPPS) Financials, Egrants, and Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).
  • Assists with the allocation of state and federal funds to agency operating programs and develops suitable plans for validating and matching the various federal funds used in financing departmental operations.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly cash activity and projection reports. These reports show state and federal award amounts and amounts disbursed and committed. Fund collections are shown and compared with collections projected to give an overall picture of the status of all funds.
  • Analyzes and interprets expenditure patterns, budget projections, and the financial position of the agency.
  • Maintains overall quality control of the accounting system and ensures the integrity of system processing and accounting files.
  • Provides advice and assistance on financial planning and management, ways to better utilize funds and staff, improvement of management accountability, and efficient means to reach program objectives.
  • Examines operating budgets to determine whether funds have been appropriately allocated.
  • Advises management and staff on areas where action may be required to stay within the budget and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists with managing the day-to-day activities of budget analyst staff.
  • Assists in preparing the division budget instructions and Legislative Appropriation Requests (LAR).
  • Assists in preparing fiscal notes and analyses of legislation.
  • Exercises professional customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, business administration, government, public administration or related field; and
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in State of Texas financial, budget, and/or accounting services.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in accounting, business administration, government, public administration or related field;
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in State of Texas financial, budget, and/or accounting services;
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible managerial experience; and
  • Knowledge of CAPPS Financials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Working knowledge of applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, and terminology.
  • Working Knowledge of administrative procedures.
  • Knowledge of legislative process, which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Knowledge of financial transaction controls and appropriate separation of duties.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Skill in analyzing financial data.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting and budgetary practices, to document procedures, and to interpret laws and regulations.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs.  Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.


How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-5873 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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