Posted 12/15/2016

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) is now accepting applications for Finance Manager, Announcement #1701. This is a full-time position located in the Texarkana, Texas, office. Salary falls within Grade 11, DOE. This position is responsible for management of all ATCOG’s financial operations in compliance with local, state and federal regulations, to include supervising Finance personnel and developing and implementing agency budget.

Your application MUST identify the required minimum qualifications for this position. Please detail how you meet the minimum qualifications AND respond in detail to the KSA’s in the “Worked Performed” blocks of the application. You may use plain bond paper in order to effectively respond to all the KSA’s.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred, plus 2 years of experience in governmental accounting preferred; OR Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or related field required, plus 4 years of experience in governmental accounting preferred. Experience supervising employees a plus. Experience in grant management a plus. Experience in public procurement a plus.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES (KSA’s): Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; budget development processes and procedures; local, state and federal regulations applicable to grants administration; and local government structure required. Knowledge of personnel management, governmental accounting practices and procedures, and intergovernmental relations preferred.

SKILL/ABILITY to establish and maintain complete and accurate records; apply generally accepted accounting principles and audit procedures; oversee and administer contracts efficiently and effectively; and successfully supervise and motivate employees required. Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of local, state and federal agencies; local organizations; external auditors; other employees and the general public. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Must demonstrate proficiency in the use of a PC in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel and other proprietary financial management and accounting programs. Ability to see, hear, reach, stoop, bend, and life and carry up to 30 pounds required. Must possess ability to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional Requirement: must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license subject to an approved motor vehicle report and reliable transportation with valid proof of insurance for extensive travel.

Having met the above detailed minimum qualifications, your application will be evaluated on: additional related education and experience in the areas listed above.

To obtain an official ATCOG application form, download at or visit Ark-Tex Council of Governments, 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, TX, 75505-5307, (903) 832-8636. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Position will be open until filled. Interviews will begin on January 3, 2017, and the position may be filled at any time on or after that date. Resumes will only be accepted with completed application. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Official applications may be obtained in one of three ways:

  • Print the Application Form.
  • Call the Receptionist at (903) 832-8636 for an application to be mailed. (Out-of-town applicants only)
  • Pick up an application at the main office: 4808 Elizabeth Street, Texarkana, TX.

Note: Résumés without an official application form will not be accepted.

Position Type

Regular / Full Time




Texarkana, TX