Paula Reed is the director of Accounting in the Chief Financial Officer division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She oversees accounting operations; fund accounting; accounts receivable; and the functional operation, testing and maintenance of CAPPS Financials, which the HHS system uses to record and maintain official financial records.
Reed has more than 20 years of state service and was the deputy chief financial officer at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission before joining HHSC. She also served as accounting director, lead financial advisor, budget team lead, finance manager, accounting systems manager and accounts payable manager at various state agencies, including the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Department of Aging and Disability Services.
She received a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in management information systems from The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Governor’s Senior Management Program, Texas Fiscal Officers’ Academy and the HHS Executive Leadership Academy.