Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Chief Financial Officer


Texas A&M Engineering


Asst. Vice Chancellor/Cfo

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Reporting directly to the TEES Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Assistant Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees all aspects of TEES financial operations and reporting. The Assistant CFO oversees TEES fiscal operations including accounting, budgeting, treasury, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, property management, and procurement. Conducts financial analysis and forecasting and provides guidance on various financial and accounting matters. Works closely with the TEES CFO and the leadership team on strategic planning and initiatives to best achieve institutional goals. Provides direct support to the TEES CFO on high-level financial analysis and special projects that often encompass several different facets of agency operations, including financial, personnel, sponsored research administration, legislative matters, and audits. Serves as the primary participant or backup to the TEES CFO on internal and external committees and workgroups.


  • Directs TEES financial operations including accounting, budgeting, treasury, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, property management, and procurement.
  • Directs preparation and submission of the Annual Financial Report and other required annual reports.
  • Directs preparation and submission of the Annual Operating Budget and related analysis and reports.
  • Directs preparation and submission of the Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) and responds to all related Fiscal Note requests.
  • Directs preparation and submission of agency quarterly performance measures.
  • Directs preparation and submission of the Higher Coordinating Board expenditure report, the NSF research expenditure report, and Department of Commerce survey.
  • Reviews and interprets policies and procedures relating to financial operations, financial reporting, and sponsored research.   
  • Responsible for developing and implementation of robust and efficient fiscal procedures, processes, and internal controls.
  • Serves as the liaison with state entities on financial matters and approves financial documents according to the agency delegation of authority.  
  • Works closely with TEES personnel and Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services (SRS) to monitor sponsored research fiscal activities to ensure compliance with award contract provisions, A&M System policies, and State and Federal requirements.
  • Interacts with A&M System Treasury on financial matters concerning PUF, debt service, and capital project accounting and reporting.
  • Assists the TEES CFO with preparation and maintenance of the TEES Capital Plan.  
  • Conducts analysis and responds to ad hoc internal financial analysis requests.
  • Serves as a key point of contact for Federal, State, and A&M System audits.
  • Oversees general ledger account activity to ensure applicable rules and accounting principles are consistently followed. Implements updates and changes as required by State, Federal, and A&M System guidelines.
  • Stays current and provides internal guidance on nonresident and multi-state tax compliance issues.
  • Provides analysis and guidance for TEES Centers and Institutes.  

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or strong equivalent of progressive work experience.

Required Experience:

  • Ten years of progressively responsible accounting and financial-related work experience in a higher education and/or sponsored research organization, and at least eight years of related supervisory experience.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Master's degree in Business or Accounting.

Preferred Experience:

  • Progressive work experience in a State of Texas or Texas A&M University System higher education and/or sponsored research institution.
  • Direct work experience and knowledge of sponsored research administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of FAMIS, Workday, and Business Objects.
  • Knowledge of the Texas A&M University System and its members.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and State of Texas financial reporting and fiscal requirements.  

Preferred Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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