Houston-Galveston Area Council Finance Department
 Houston, Texas
Job Description

About Houston-Galveston Area Council 

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country with a diverse service area of 13 counties and more than 7 million people. We are the pulse of our region addressing issues that cross city limits and county lines every single day.  

We make decisions that affect our transportation system, ensure the safety and well-being of older adults and individuals with disabilities, connect people to jobs, help families recover from natural disasters, preserve water quality for our children, and so much more. We work to make the region a great place to live, work, and thrive. 

What will I be doing? 

  • Monitor and review the performance of investments & develop investment reports
  • Analyze trends to reduce financial risks associated with making investments or spending decisions
  • Monitor the agency’s cashflows and develop strategies for the best management of limited resources
  • Evaluate fiscal policies and procedures & ensure compliance with laws and regulations
  • Compile budgets for the agency and evaluate the long-term needs of each department
  • Advise department directors on spending, budgetary and other financial matters
  • Make hiring and other personnel decisions within the areas of purview
  • Oversee all financial reporting & forecasting activities which include the preparation of monthly & annual financial reports
  • Oversee all finance/accounting functions to include general accounting, cash management, payroll, accounts payables, accounts receivables, travel, grant management, taxes and compliance
  • Ensure close adherence to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), GASB, 2 CFR 200-Uniform Guidance and Texas Grant Management Standards (TxGMS)
  • Lead all annual external audit activities and prepare the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report & other audit schedules

Key Qualifications 

  • Strong understanding of governmental financial reporting and strong analytical skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Ability to develop efficient working relationships with colleagues across all department and seniority levels
  • Excellent leadership skills and proven experience with supervising a medium-sized team
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills

Do you have… 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or closely related business field 
  • 10 years of experience working with local government and/or nonprofit program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related business field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • More than 10 years of experience working with local government and/or nonprofit program

H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.