While our main offices are located within walking distance of the Capitol in downtown Austin, we have a presence throughout Texas and the nation. You can work for CPA in the Panhandle, West Texas, or in major cities such as Dallas, Houston, New York and Los Angeles.
We have a diverse workforce with expertise in areas such as tax policy, law, auditing, criminal investigations or even communications. And we focus on training and employee wellness.
More than half our employees have worked for CPA for at least ten years. We take that as a testament to the people-first philosophy of our agency.
"There has been so much opportunity for me at CPA."
From energy efficiency to economic development, Korry Castillo has worn many hats since joining our agency.
She started in a temporary position for Unclaimed Property. Twelve years later, she became Associate Deputy Comptroller for Operations.
"I found support and guidance that led to career success."
"My co-workers are my family. That's why I've stayed at CPA for so long – you don't leave your family."
In her 23 years with the agency, Cheryl Scott's role evolved as she tackled new challenges and learned new auditing processes. Her responsibilities also increased as she became a team lead and section manager. She recently accepted a new position as director of Internal Audit.
"The management at CPA has been so very supportive of me," she said, noting that she was encouraged to gain additional certifications. "They have really pushed us to pursue further education."
"I've had a number of jobs in my life, so I know I'm fortunate to work with managers I really like."
Frank Alvarez wears many hats at CPA. As a senior analyst in the Data Analysis and Transparency Division, Frank's responsibilities range from assessing the budgets of local government to economic development. This means working with taxpayers and officials from throughout the state.
"I work with all sorts of Texans," said Frank, who joined the agency in 2005. And he has plenty of opportunity to collaborate with fellow analysts to solve complex issues affecting the state.
"I'm doing a service for the community."
As a Program Specialist, Maricela Arce coordinates grassroots outreach efforts for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®. She travels throughout the state to provide information about the plan, and says she enjoys providing a service to Texas parents and families.
"It's nice to see how happy parents are when they find out about the savings plans," she said. "I enjoy telling them about this great service the state provides to them."