Senior Financial Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 30, 2022
Closes
Dec 02, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Financial Analysis Branch

The Financial Analysis Branch (FAB) conducts financial analysis of the FHLBanks and FHLBank System. FAB supports DBR's examination function primarily with respect to the capital and earnings modules of each examination. FAB prepares and distributes periodic products which include annual profiles of each FHLBank and monthly performance reports. The branch's functions also include financial reconciliations, strategic plan reviews, and pre-exam division presentations. The group continues to advance its analysis by implementing core earnings measures and working with the FHLBanks to develop profitability by product line reporting.

The duties listed below are at the position's full performance level (EL-14). At grades EL-13 and EL-12, you will perform these duties with varying levels of difficulty and supervision. The incumbent selected will perform the following duties:

Examination work includes but is not limited to drafting pre-exam scoping memoranda, working closely with examination staff, interviewing staff and management of the FHLBanks, and drafting findings memos and work papers. Where appropriate, the incumbent will give presentations outlining his/her analysis. The Senior Financial Analyst plays a leading role in developing technologies to facilitate and highlight financial analyses of the FHLBanks, FHLBank debt issuance, liquidity positions, and other issues as economic and financial conditions warrant or according to the examination and supervision priorities of the division or Agency. The Senior Financial Analyst displays a high degree of initiative, independence, and ability to work with other individuals and teams in the Agency. The Senior Financial Analyst consistently displays the ability to anticipate the needs of DBR and Agency senior staff.

The Senior Financial Analyst will evaluate the financial condition and performance and/or models used by the FHLBanks, including economic and financial models. The incumbent will regularly monitor, evaluate and report the financial condition and performance of the FHLBanks to which he/she is assigned, and will conduct examination and/or research projects as assigned. The incumbent will review related policies and procedures documents to specific risk area assignments. The incumbent will collect, validate, transform, and analyze data from the FHLBanks using a variety of tools such as Microsoft Excel and Stata to organize data and support technical conclusions.

The incumbent will participate in the research and identification of significant and emerging risks in the FHLBank System, especially those related to financial performance, financial reporting and forecasting, and/or risk modeling. This responsibility requires developing and maintaining familiarity with best practices and trends.

The incumbent will participate in economic and financial research, off-site risk monitoring, risk assessment and banking projects that are key to the DBR's overall supervisory program. He/she will work with specialty working groups and teams consisting of financial and policy analysts, economists, financial database specialists, and examiners.

The incumbent will, as requested by the Examiner-in-Charge, visit the FHLBank to conduct or participate in risk-based supervisory examination meetings and risk-based targeted examination meetings with staff and management.

The incumbent will produce regularly scheduled output such as pre-exam reports, presentations and annual profiles of assigned FHLBanks, which contain the analyst's conclusions supported by financial analyses and data. The Senior Financial Analyst will also give oral presentations conveying his/her analyses and conclusions. Examination work includes but is not limited to drafting pre-exam scoping memoranda, working closely with examination staff, drafting findings memos and work papers.

The incumbent will support the preparation of written policies, procedures, advisory bulletins, examination guidelines, and manuals developed by FAB to document assumptions, methodologies, and procedures used for generating standardized reports, as well as policy guidance to the FHLBanks regarding financial and risk management.

The incumbent will contribute to responses to internal and external inquiries for technical and analytical support, analysis of existing policies and regulations, as well as regulatory drafting and analysis.

The incumbent will identify office, division and Agency needs, and propose solutions to address the attendant issues. Works proactively to resolve complex problems.

The incumbent will work collaboratively with office, division and Agency personnel on projects essential to the mission of the Agency. Manages multiple projects simultaneously, while managing/meeting deadlines.

The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and those eligible for other hiring authorities.
  • ***SF 50's are now required with the exception of current FHFA employees. Please include one showing your tenure and competitive status. You will not be considered without this.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)


Qualifications

Time-In-Grade: Current or former Federal government employees who have held an EL/GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time-in-grade requirement. To be eligible for the EL-14 position, applicants must have served 52 weeks as an EL/GS-13 or higher in the Federal Service. To be eligible for the EL-13 position, applicants must have served 52 weeks as an EL/GS-12 or higher in the Federal Service. To be eligible for the EL-12 position, applicants must have served 52 weeks as an EL/GS-11 or higher in the Federal Service.

Qualifying experience for the EL-14 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to the EL-13 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position successfully.

Qualifying experience for the EL-13 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to the EL-12 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position successfully.

Examples of specialized experience for the 13/14 include the following:
  • Monitored, evaluated, and reported on the financial condition and performance of the FHLBanks.
  • Produced regularly scheduled output such as pre-exam reports, presentations, and annual profiles of the FHLBanks.
  • Researched and identified significant and emerging risks in the FHLBank System, especially those related to financial performance, financial reporting, and forecasting.
  • Conducted ad hoc financial analysis pertaining to the financial viability of FHLBanks with declining advance balances.
  • Partnered with groups outside of branch contribute to wider Agency initiatives.

Qualifying experience for the EL-12 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to the EL-11 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position successfully.

Examples of specialized experience include the following:
  • Assisted in monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the financial condition and performance of the FHLBanks.
  • Assisted in or produced regularly scheduled output such as pre-exam reports, presentations, and annual profiles of the FHLBanks.
  • Participated in the research and identification of significant and emerging risks in the FHLBank System, especially those related to finance performance, financial reporting, and forecasting.
  • Conducted ad hoc financial analysis pertaining to the financial viability of FHLBanks with declining advance balances.
  • Partnered with groups outside of branch contribute to wider Agency initiatives.

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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:

FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • (202) 649-3963
  • (800) 877-8339 TTY
  • reasonableaccommodations@fhfa.gov


Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities


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