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Job opening: Financial Manager

Salary: $117 962 - 181 216 per year
City: Arlington
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Who May Be Considered: Status Candidates Veterans Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.


The incumbent serves as Financial Manager, working under the Director of Administration and will be expected to operate with limited oversight. Duties performed: Maintains a continuous review of the status of obligations, agency budget, and disbursements and conducts ongoing analyses and interpretation of financial data in the general ledger to determine if the information is accurate and complete. Analyzes accounting and budgetary operations and financial reporting systems; validates financial data; develops periodic and special reports to identify trends, anomalies, or challenges; prepares budget and financial reports; and develops solutions and resolves accounting discrepancies in reported data. Develops and maintains productive working relationships both internally and externally to facilitate completion of Inter-Agency Agreements, G-Invoicing, IPAC approvals, annual audit reports, government purchase and travel card programs, and contracting-related documents. Assists with Board travel, to include processing travel vouchers and authorizations. Independently investigates a variety of technical finance and accounting problems and/or situations develops financial policies and internal controls; implements financial-related guidance prescribed by the Government Accountability Office, Treasury, Office of Management and Budget, and other lead agencies; and recommends alternative actions, corrections, or solutions.



Basic Requirement In order to qualify for this position, applicants must fulfill one of the basic requirements below: A. Possess a degree in accounting or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") (Note: Your transcripts must show how you meet this requirement) OR B. Have a combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting. (Note: Your education, training, and experience must fully meet this requirement.) In addition to the Basic Requirement above, you must meet the Specialized Experience below: GS-13: Applicant must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties: Evaluating program budget requirements and developing financial activities to recommend changes to long and and/or short-range plans; Preparing written justification and/or other documentation needed to support funding; and Preparing, reviewing and/or analyzing contract related documents to find and correct discrepancies in financial records. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position, the contents of your resume must fully support this response. GS-14: Applicant must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing the following duties: Drafting financial regulations, policies, and/or regulatory guidance; Reviewing proposed operational changes for financial impact; Developing financial policies and controls for a program; and Developing criteria for financial tracking plans, reports and/or analytical data to support budgetary formulations or adjustments. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position, the contents of your resume must fully support this response. Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification. NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


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