Director of Financial Services/Chief Financial Officer (Director VI)

Job #: 2024-69

  • TWC Job #: 16594075
  • Opening Date: 5/21/2024
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $14,166.67 - $15,833.34
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B31
  • Class: 1625
  • Status: Open

Director of Financial Services/Chief Financial Officer – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Director of Financial Services (Chief Financial Officer) to oversee the Financial Services Division.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $14,166.67 - $15,833.34 a month ($170,000.04 - $190,000.08 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning of the Financial Services Division. Establishes fiscal priorities and standards for the OOG.  Works involves oversight of purchasing; payment processing; cash and appropriation management; financial reporting; bond issuance and accounting; equity investments; budget development and monitoring; financial systems and revenue estimating. Coordinates and oversees the financial operations of component units, including non-profit corporations.  Works collaboratively and strategically with state agencies and legislative offices.

  • Directs financial management and fiscal operations of the OOG.
  • Develops and/or oversees the establishment of the financial structure of new agency programs, including creating the funding structure and financial services processing.
  • Develops and/or oversees the establishment of additional funds within the office, both federal and state, for divisions to execute.
  • Develops policies and effective management controls; reviews guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and assists the Director of Administration in establishing priorities and standards.
  • Provides strategic leadership and direction in operations and planning, including development of the operating and biennial budgets. 
  • Provides sound financial solutions for complex business issues, including special budget schedules as needed for anticipated and unanticipated expenditures. 
  • Coordinates with other agencies on state and federal funding issues.
  • Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of financial and budgetary reports.
  • Serves as the agency’s point of contact for all financial audits.
  • Oversees and prepares audit reports, including the preparation of outlines, internal reviews, draft reports, preparation of final reports, and submission of the final reports for review and approval. Collaborates with divisions throughout the agency.
  • Represents the agency at business meetings, legislative sessions, conferences, boards, and committees.
  • As necessary, provides expert testimony to legislative committees on all financial matters related to the OOG.
  • Oversees the review of expenditures for financial appropriateness, legislative authority, compliance with State purchasing and expenditure guidelines, and other financial requirements. 
  • Briefs the Director of Administration regarding all legislative changes that affect the administration, operations and programs of the agency.
  • Develops and oversees agency performance measures.
  • Oversees the agency’s contract management process.
  • Serves as the agency’s Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Coordinator.
  • Oversees fiscal note responses on legislative bills that operationally and/or financially impact the OOG.
  • Effectively communicates with financial officers of other state agencies, including for benchmarking.
  • Assists in planning and coordinating of agency administrative functions.  

How You’ll Qualify                                       

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in finance, accounting, business management or a related field; and
  • Seven (7) years progressively responsible professional experience in State of Texas accounting and financial management, including six (6) years progressively responsible managerial experience.

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

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration.
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible professional experience in State of Texas accounting and financial management, including six (6) years progressively responsible managerial experience.
  • Experience using the following accounting systems: Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), Automated Budget Evaluation System (ABEST) and/or CAPPS Financials.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional with knowledge and experience in State of Texas accounting and financial management. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

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.


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

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 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 512-463-8315 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.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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