Project Manager – Financial Monitoring

Posted 03/07/2024

About Houston-Galveston Area Council

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country with a diverse service area of 13 counties and more than 7 million people. We are the pulse of our region addressing issues that cross city limits and county lines every single day.

We make decisions that affect our transportation system, ensure the safety and well-being of our seniors, connect people to jobs, help families recover from natural disasters, preserve water quality for our children, and so much more. We work to make the region a great place to live, work, and thrive.

What will I be doing?

The Project Manager oversees financial monitoring activities for the Gulf Coast Workforce Board’s program and contracted operations. The Agency contracts out more than $400 million in Workforce Development federal awards to non-profits, education institutions, and other entities.

  • Responsible for the development of the annual financial monitoring plan, presenting status updates to Board committees, and coordinating activities with H-GAC’s Internal Audit Department.
  • Performs preliminary planning, and provides leadership to contracted CPA firms, managing contract deliverables and budgets to meet established deadlines.
  • Schedules and plans financial monitoring; initiates project planning, assess risk, and coordinates with contracted CPA firms to develop audit direction.
  • Reviews audit work, including plan preparation, work papers, findings, and associated reports; Participates in exit conferences and presents final results to leadership.
  • Reviews contractor financial statements, cost allocation plans, and/or indirect cost plans.
  • Keeps abreast of Agency policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing professions, and changes in local, state, and federal laws, as applicable.
  • Coordinates and interacts with state and federal agencies performing external audits of Agency activities.

Key Qualifications

  • Comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex accounting transactions and internal controls.
  • Experience auditing state or federal grant programs.
  • Ability to present to committees and other high-level meetings with agency personnel.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Service-oriented with a high degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people.

Do you have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable academic discipline or related field of study
  • 5 years of experience working with local government, nonprofit programs, schools, or in job-related duties.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor
  • Knowledgeable in U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)
  • Experience with Texas Workforce Commission grant funding.

H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.


$80,174.00 - $149,155.00


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