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District of Columbia, D.C
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

As the Controller, you will:
  • Be responsible for overseeing the daily accounting, financial systems, and reporting operations of the National Gallery of Art.
  • Advise the Treasurer, senior management and department heads on accounting, reporting, tax, and other financial management activities.
  • Provide expertise in the evaluation of new standards and pronouncements to determine their applicability, and leads the formulation, coordination, guidance, and implementation of applicable accounting policies, standards, and systems ensuring compliance with federal and not-for-profit accounting and reporting standards, laws, and regulations.
  • Coordinates all activities associated with the accurate and timely recording of all National Gallery of Art financial transactions.
  • Develop and maintain quarterly and monthly financial statements and review processes to ensure timely and accurate financial information.
  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements and disclosures, and reports in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) under FASB ASC 958, Not-for-Profit Presentation of Financial Statements , Federal GAAP, and the Department of the Treasury. Oversees the implementation of financial accounting and reporting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), and the General Accounting Office (GAO), OMB, and the Department of the Treasury.
  • Oversee and is responsible for the outcome of the National Gallery's annual financial statement audits and internal audits, serving as the primary liaison with the external and internal auditors.
  • Establish, monitor, and enforce internal controls over financial operations and reporting and oversees timely resolution of audit findings.
  • Responsible for development, coordination, and maintenance of all internal and public-facing financial reporting operations including regular financial reports to the board and periodic reports to donors.
  • Oversee the production of the National Gallery's tax returns and ensures timely and accurate reporting to the IRS.
  • Partner closely with the National Gallery's Chief Budget and Planning Officer and the Chief Investment Officer to ensure long term financial sustainability of the National Gallery and to safeguard its financial assets. Identifies issues and risks affecting financial operations and provides creative solutions.
  • Establish priorities and goals for the FRSA staff, develops process workflows to achieve operational excellence.
  • Lead the recruitment, selection and training of FRSA personnel to build a high performing team to carry out all accounting and financial systems and reporting functions.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the SL-0510-00. Specialized experience is at least one year of experience (combined), equivalent in responsibility to the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, responsible for the overall management, safekeeping, and integrity of financial assets and financial operations, for a major organization or institution.

All applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this position, referenced in the technical qualifications, that equipped the candidate with the scope and level of knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work. This level of responsibility is typically found at the GS-15 or equivalent level in the Federal Government. Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had professional training and experience of the scope, level and quality sufficient to carry out the responsibilities of the position effectively. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience, experience may have been gained in the public or private sector. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Address each of the following MTQ's separately. MTQ Statements must provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments and evidence that you possess demonstrated superior technical and senior professional qualifications. Please note that the MTQs must be addressed individually and in narrative form. (Please see 'Required Documentation' section for more information)

(Maximum of 2 pages per MTQ):

1.Comprehensive knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and reporting, policies, principles, and techniques.


Comprehensive knowledge of Federal accounting and reporting, policies, principles, and techniques; knowledge of Federal government audit processes and internal controls.

2. Directing, managing, and overseeing accounting and financial management personnel, activities, programs, policies, systems, and operations.

3. Providing expert financial management advice and guidance to senior leadership.

4. Recommending and overseeing program and major project initiatives and resolving program problems.

5. Effective communication skills: the ability to write well and speak effectively to groups, staff, and leadership, as well as the ability to translate complex financial information to support executive decision-making.

Note: Your experience must be detailed in your resume and MTQ responses to receive full credit.

Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.

Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Basic Requirements

  • Degree: 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.")

  • 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, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

  • Additional information

    The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

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