Lead Financial Reports Accountant

Lead Financial Reports Accountant
Texas Department of Transportation Financial Management Division
 Austin, Texas
Job Description

Join the largest transportation agency in Texas! CPA License Required!

General Description

Performs complex and advanced professional level accounting work to include preparing and reviewing the annual financial reports and implementing/testing of accounting systems. Leads the work of professional employees. Reconciles various accounts and ensures reliability and accuracy of Department's accounting data. Work requires contact with governmental agencies and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.


The essential duties for this job include:

  • Serves as Team Lead of the Toll Reporting Team in the Financial Reports Branch.
  • Leads the recording, reconciling and reporting of financial activity on TxDOT owned toll roads.
  • Reviews accounting entries and final work product of other staff.
  • Trains and guides less experienced staff in performance of their duties.
  • Ensures reliability and accuracy of Department's accounting data and confirms compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and various federal and state laws and regulations.
  • May research and lead implementation plan for new Governmental Accounting Standards.
  • Participates in regular meeting with Supervisor to discuss responsibilities and progress of team.
  • Provides supervisor with feedback on each team member’s job performance for the mid-year and annual performance checkpoints.
  • Develops or produces complex reports for monitoring and reporting agency financial information.
  • Analyzes and recommends improvements, adaptations, or revisions to business processes to increase efficiency.
  • Participates in the preparation and review of the department's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and three additional stand-alone audited reports.
  • May serve as liaison with external auditor, coordinating responses to documents requested by external auditor and uploading them in audit software.
  • Provides complex and advanced accounting-related information to districts, divisions, other state agencies, the legislature and the Governor.
  • Represents the Financial Reports Branch in internal and external meetings.
  • Researches accounting discrepancies and reconciles various accounts.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


This job requires the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Finance-related discipline

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • 5 years in Professional-level accounting work
  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
  • No supervisory experience required.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

  • Must have CPA license in the state of Texas or must sign a letter stating the license will be transferred to Texas within 6 month of hire.