Directs the preparation of the State Bar’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and all interim financial statement reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Oversees the annual internal audits and financial statement audit conducted by external auditors. Directs the development of the annual budget for the State Bar of Texas. Prepares monthly financial statements that include the governmental and enterprise funds. Assists in training State Bar staff regarding financial policies and procedures. Reports directly to the Finance Division Director.
Prepares a draft of the annual budget for the State Bar’s $52 Million budget. Duties include (1) compiling and distributing annual budget packets; (2) uploading budget information into accounting software; (3) assisting in analyzing budget draft for accuracy, anomalies and in budget reporting.
Assists in preparing materials necessary for Audit & Finance Committee meetings and Budget Committee meetings.
Prepares the monthly financial statements for the governmental and enterprise funds.
Prepares audit work-papers and coordinates the annual external financial audit of the financial statements, including year-end (1) reconciliation of fixed asset records; (2) calculation of depreciation; and, (3) recording of capital leases.
Prepares the annual financial report of the State Bar of Texas, including government-wide financials, governmental fund, proprietary fund, and agency fund financial statements. Prepares the required disclosures for the notes to the financial statements and required supplementary information.
Prepares the journal entries and schedules to record pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities, expense and deferrals.
Implements new Governmental Accountings Standards Board pronouncements and works with the Comptroller’s Office to meet all reporting requirements.
Coordinates the annual audit of internal controls, working with the selected departments and drafting responses to internal audit findings. Tracks and assists with implementation of audit recommendations.
Works with Finance Division Director in identifying potential efficiencies and implementing financial process improvements and assists in implementing new accounting policies and procedures.
Supervises and reviews the monthly and year-end reconciliations related to the collection of membership dues in excess of $21 Million.
Prepares tax form 990 for certain programs within the State Bar.
Assumes responsibility for additional special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration and Certified Public Accountant certification are required. Requires a minimum of 8 years of specific achievement in the areas of auditing, financial analysis or financial statement preparation. Government experience and a minimum of 5 years of management experience is preferred. Strong record of applying Governmental Accounting Standards Board principles and guidelines is required. A thorough working knowledge of Excel is also required. An understanding of auditing standards is preferred. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Excellent communications skills should be demonstrated. Requires the ability to work independently under deadline pressure.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
Internal Number: 20-028-1000
About State Bar of Texas
The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the state’s judicial branch that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the Minimum Continuing Legal Education program for attorneys, and manages the grievance process.