Oct 28, 2021

Fiscal Coordinator

$51,613 - $68,046 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

This position is funded through September 30, 2024, with federal stimulus funds. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent upon available funding. This federally funded position will provide critical support for the agency to urgently address student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position reports to the Cash Management/Fund Control Fiscal Coordinator Supervisor in the Grants Administration Division. This role performs advanced grant development and coordination. The work involves coordinating budgetary activities, reviewing and analyzing grant budgets, reporting of grants, and providing technical support on budgetary matters to internal and external stakeholders. The Fiscal Coordinator provides assistance and support to ensure all grant funds are obligated and expended in a timely manner and in accordance with processes and procedures and works under limited direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.

Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.


  • Provides support and assistance to staff on fiscal management, including TGIF grant setups 
  • Coordinates, prepares and evaluates expenditure reports and supporting documentation in accordance with approved grant budgets
  • Reviews fiscal information related to grant applications (fund control) and ensures accurate data entry in Access databases (Document Tracking Log) for PDF grants 
  • Collaborates and communicates extensively with internal and external stakeholders to provide support and assistance with cash management rules, expenditure reporting, electronic systems (TCAPPS, TGIF, ER, etc.), and other grant administration duties
  • Performs other cash management, budgetary, and administrative duties for the effective and efficient operation of the division and agency




Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: At least one (1) year of experience in cash management, finance, or accounting. 

Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.

  • Share the belief that all Texas students can achieve at high levels and are able to succeed in college, career, or the military
  • Knowledge of educational administrative regulations, uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, financial accounting rules, grant processes and procedures, and related resources
  • Experience with electronic accounting systems and grant administration systems, including TCAPPS/TGIF, Expenditure Reporting (ER system), PDF and eGrants; knowledge of TEA's grant systems and application processes preferred
  • Strong research, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail; strong proof-reading skills
  • Skill in providing superior customer service
  • Ability to accurately process a large volume of work within a relatively short period of time
  • Advanced mathematical aptitude
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications and PeopleSoft Financials. 
  • Ability to work as a contributing member of a team by establishing and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with all levels of staff and with grantees
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in planning, organizing, performing duties and working under minimal supervision

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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