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. Assists the CFO with 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 Chief Financial Officer.
Manages accounting staff in the areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and sections accounting.
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 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.
Assists in the development of the internal audit plan, including risk and control assessment.
Prepares guidelines and policies to assist the Finance Division and other state bar staff in applying a sound internal control structure.
Works with the CFO in identifying potential efficiencies and implementing financial process improvements and assists in implementing new accounting policies and procedures.
Supervises Accounting staff including directly supervising the Senior Accountant, Sections Accounting Manager, A/P Manager, A/R Manager and Payroll Officer.
Assists the CFO in preparing 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.
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 7 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. Understanding of payroll accounting and reporting is preferred. 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. Key words: Finance, Director of Accounting, Accountant, Financial Audit, Governmental, GAAP, State Agency, ERS Benefits, hybrid work schedule.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule of remote work and in office at the discretion of employer.
The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, enable its members to better serve their clients and the public, educate the public about the rule of law, and promote diversity in the administration of justice and the practice of law.
The State Bar of Texas is a public corporation and an administrative agency of the judicial department of the Texas government.
With more than 100,000 active members, we are one of the largest state bars in the United States. The State Bar Act, adopted by the Legislature in 1939, provides that the State Bar is composed of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. Learn more about the State Bar Act and our other governing documents here.