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Controller #620

Washington D.C.
Closing date
Oct 5, 2023

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Controller #620

Department: Finance

Work Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Pay Band: SAA-2M - $144000-$188000

Remote Work Status: Remote

 FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Date Range: 8/31/2023-9/14/2023

This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Link to apply: 

Job Description
Join our team as a Controller in the Financial Management Department of the Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA). Are you ready to take your financial leadership skills to the next level? As the Controller at the SAA, you'll play a vital role in shaping the financial landscape of our organization. You'll work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to strategically lead financial processes, drive budget execution, and ensure resource optimization across divisions. Your dynamic communication, project management, and decision-making abilities will be the driving force behind achieving organizational excellence. If you’re an energetic individual with an active Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license and knowledge of Financial and Supply Chain Management and PeopleSoft e-Procurement, your expertise will be instrumental in upholding our financial integrity and driving us towards success in an ever-evolving environment. Join our dynamic team as a Controller and play a pivotal role in ensuring financial stability and strategic growth. 

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Controller's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Leadership and Direction: Under the guidance of the CFO, provide direction to subordinate department seniors and financial professionals. Integrate program activities into the Financial Management department's mission, allocate resources, and ensure task completion.

Effective Communication: Collaborate with various stakeholders, including the SAA Executive Office, Secretary of the Senate Financial Systems Program Office, and Member/Committee Offices. Communicate effectively to achieve organizational goals, programs, and policies.

Project Management: Manage SAA-wide projects, prioritizing efforts according to changing leadership and mission requirements. Ensure ongoing mission standards while adapting to evolving priorities.

Policy Development and Compliance: Define and develop organizational procedures and policies. Offer guidance and training to department seniors to ensure compliance with established policies.

Decision-Making: Make independent decisions in alignment with SAA-wide policies, ethics, and legislation, contributing to the organization's financial integrity.

Team Building and Management: Build, mentor, and train teams to meet organizational objectives. Evaluate and monitor the performance of financial staff, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Financial Reporting: Prepare monthly Financial and Operating Reports. Execute year-end processes, managing expiring and lapsing single- and five-year funds.

Adaptability: Thrive in an ever-changing environment by employing quick thinking and effective problem-solving skills.

Core Competencies: 

  • Active Certified Public Accounting license required
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft FSCM highly desired
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft e-Procurement highly desired
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP
  • Advanced written and oral communication work skills
  • Excel expertise

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • The ability to build a team to include hiring, mentoring and training to meet tasks at hand. 
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of financial staff to include, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals.

Required Education:  BS in Accounting

Required Work Experience: 

  • Minimum 10 years supervisory experience

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements

  • Active CPA license required. 
  • For education requirements see Minimum Qualifications. 

Conditions of Employment

 To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

The incumbent must reside in the continental United States. 

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit .


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the SAA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAA and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit your request to email with “Accommodation” in the subject line.


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link  to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

Candidates only need to apply one time for veterans’ preference to be considered for all future veterans’ preference positions within the Senate Sergeant at Arms. 

  • All supporting documents must ONLY be provided within the Veterans’ Preference Application and within the stated deadline of the job announcement.
  • Late applications for veterans’ preference will not be considered.
  • Documentation to obtain veterans’ preference will not be considered if attached to the job application.
  • If you need to revise or resubmit your Application for Veterans' Preference/documents, please withdraw your previous Application for Veterans' Preference and resubmit. If you require assistance, please email
  • To view additional information regarding the VEOA, please click here .

An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for veterans’ preference.

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