Junior Financial Analyst (Financial Analyst I - II)

Job #: 2022-88

  • TWC Job #: 15254987
  • Opening Date: 4/29/2022
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $3,763.17 - $5,000.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B20 - B22
  • Class: 1080 - 1082

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%.

Benefits

  • 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.
  • 8 hours sick leave per month and 8 hours vacation leave per month with potential to earn more with longevity. Part-time employee’s hours are proportional with no longevity.
  • Telework Program – telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.

General Description

The Junior Financial Analyst works within the Office of the Governor, Financial Services Division (FSD) and reports to the Director of Financial Services. Performs complex (journey-level) to highly complex (senior-level) financial analysis and regulatory work. Work involves compiling, reviewing, and analyzing financial data; preparing reports and responding to inquiries; and recommending appropriate action to resolve financial and regulatory problems. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in administering FSD processes and systems developed to oversee state, federal, and standard financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the analysis and review of financial data and applicable business, financial, and/or regulatory plans.
  • Assists with improving the quality of information technology solutions to meet the needs of FSD.
  • Ensures compliance with FSD policies and procedures; completeness of data; and presence of adequate documentation.
  • Analyzes user requirements, processes, and problems to automate or improve existing financial processes.
  • Analyzes applications and troubleshoots system problems.
  • Assists with quality assurance reviews of projects, assignments, or special initiatives.
  • Assists with analyzing large quantities of financial data and converts into a format easily usable or convertible by end user.
  • Provides interpretation on technical questions of financial and regulatory compliance with applicable state and federal statutes.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Financial Analyst I

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field;
  • One (1) year of professional experience in governmental budgeting, accounting, and financial operations; and
  • Experience using State of Texas Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel system (CAPPS) Financials.

Financial Analyst II

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or a related field;
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in governmental budgeting, accounting, and financial operations; and
  • Experience using State of Texas Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS) and Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel system (CAPPS) Financials.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of financial analyses and examination procedures for regulated entities, of financial and industry terminology and practices, and of statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of all method of financing including General Revenue, General Revenue Dedicated, and Federal Funds.
  • Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software, and in data modeling.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Skill in analyzing financial data.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to administer financial processes and systems.
  • Ability to perform and interpret numerical analyses.
  • Ability to interpret statutes.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and summarize financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to implement financial procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to research.
  • 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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