The Texas Lottery Commission is seeking a highly experienced and qualified individual to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer-Controller (Deputy Director I). As the Chief Financial Officer-Controller, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic operation and planning of the Office of the Controller Division. Your role will involve providing direction, guidance, and leadership in policy administration and managerial work. You will work closely with the deputy executive director, reporting on the day-to-day financial operations of the agency. Your responsibilities will include establishing division goals and objectives, developing schedules and priorities, coordinating and evaluating division activities, and developing and evaluating division budget requests.
- Division Management: Establish division goals and objectives in alignment with agency strategic planning. Develop schedules, priorities, and standards to achieve these goals. Coordinate and evaluate division activities, ensuring their effective execution. Develop and evaluate division budget requests and oversee financial operations.
- Policy and Procedure Development: Develop procedures, policies, rules, and regulations within the division. Ensure compliance with agency procedures, policies, rules, and regulations related to budgeting, financial accounting and reporting, general ledger, accounts payable, payroll, and financial analysis.
- Financial Reporting and Compliance: Oversee the development, submission, and management of agency financial statements, financial reports, sales reports, revenue projections, allocations, fiscal notes, performance measures, annual and biennial budgets, audits, and other reports necessary to comply with agency and state requirements.
- Jackpot Estimation and Winner Payments: Oversee the jackpot estimation process and the winner payments process within the division. Ensure accurate estimation and timely payments to winners.
- Coordination and Collaboration: Coordinate activities with other divisions, state agencies, and vendors. Foster collaborative relationships to support the agency's goals and objectives.
- Supervision: Plan, assign, and supervise the work of division staff. Provide guidance and support to employees, ensuring their professional development and adherence to agency policies and procedures.
- Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field is required. Equivalent experience in budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, or auditing may be substituted for college education.
- Experience: Five years of senior-level work experience in Texas State Government budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, or auditing is required. Seven years of experience is preferred. Three years of supervisory experience and three years of project management experience are also required.
- Certification: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is required.
- Systems Knowledge: Familiarity with the Texas Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS), the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST), and the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) is preferred. Experience implementing CAPPS Financials for a state agency is highly desirable.
- Fiscal Officer's Academy: Completion of the Texas Fiscal Officer's Academy is preferred.
- Availability and Travel: Willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, and nights, as required. Willingness to travel up to 5% for job-related purposes is necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Expertise: Extensive knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and requirements related to state lottery activities. Familiarity with local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas. Strong understanding of business and management principles, public administration and management practices, and accounting methods and systems.
- Communication: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, communicate effectively with various stakeholders, and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Financial Management: Ability to oversee financial systems and processes, prepare financial reports and forecasts, and identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost containment.
- Strategic Planning: Ability to work with senior management to develop a strategic plan, establish program goals and objectives, and drive best practices in revenue growth and performance improvement.
- Leadership and Decision-Making: Strong leadership skills with the ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions. Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of others. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to implement effective solutions.
- Compliance: Ability to develop and maintain a sound internal control environment and ensure compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, and laws.
- Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in using standard office equipment and computer software. Familiarity with financial systems and tools.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
This position requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time, work under deadlines, and operate standard office equipment and computer software.
Essential Job Functions:
- Division Administration: Plan, develop, implement, direct, and oversee the administration of the division and its programs. Ensure the day-to-day financial operations of the agency are in compliance with established policies and procedures.
- Program Evaluation: Develop and implement techniques for evaluating program activities. Identify the need for program revisions and provide guidance and assistance in program areas.
- Financial Reporting: Oversee the preparation and presentation of management and productivity reports. Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting.
- Policy and Procedure Development: Oversee and initiate the development and implementation of policies and procedures within the division.
- Personnel Management: Direct and support all aspects of personnel recruitment, training, and management for the division. Plan, assign, and supervise the work of division staff.
- Compliance and Legislative Analysis: Review results of investigations, audits, research studies, and legislative proposals. Provide guidance and recommendations on division and agency operations.
- Communication and Representation: Make presentations and represent the agency or division at meetings, hearings, conferences, and seminars. Act as a liaison with other state agencies, vendors, and government officials.
- Budget Management: Oversee the development, submission, and management of the agency's budget.
- Customer Communication: Develop and review communication materials used in the division to interact with players, retailers, vendors, state agencies, other government officials, and the general public.
- Vendor Management: Monitor the performance of vendors to ensure the timely and appropriate provision of services.
- Acting Deputy Executive Director: Act as the deputy executive director in their absence.
- Special Projects: Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.
The Texas Lottery Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply for this position, please complete the online application through CAPPS Recruit by the closing date. Make sure to provide complete job histories and answer all applicable questions. Resumes alone will not be accepted. Candidates selected for interviews will undergo an extensive criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting.
For further details on the application process and to access the online application, please visit the Texas Lottery Commission's employment opportunities page.
Please note that the posting may close or be placed on hold without prior notification, so it is advisable to apply promptly if the job opening is marked as "Open Until Filled."
Selective Service Registration: Male candidates aged 18 to 25 must provide proof of selective service registration (or exemption) upon request by the Human Resources office, in accordance with legislation effective September 1, 1999.
E-Verify: The Texas Lottery Commission participates in E-Verify, providing necessary information to confirm work authorization for new employees.
For inquiries regarding application status, responses will be provided as time and agency resources allow.