Financial Reporting Accountant

Washington D.C.
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Accountant, Finance
Full Time

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 600 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the preparation of the U.S. House of Representatives’ annual financial statements for internal and external users, collecting and analyzing financial data, and ensuring that all reporting is in compliance with the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) issued by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), and the applicable form and content requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements. Other official duties or special projects as assigned. The position does not have day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities.

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Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Minimum of 5-8 years accounting and automated accounting experience.

Extensive experience working with PeopleSoft or other automated financial systems, and Adobe InDesign preferred. Broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) regulations, including OMB Circulars and Treasury’s USSGL. Experience in preparing federal financial statements in accordance with OMB A-136 reporting guidelines. Knowledge of laws and regulations governing the House. Ability to work well with others, and review the work products of and provide direction to other staff as necessary. Must be able to work additional hours as necessary to meet deadlines. Must be able to secure and maintain Federal Government security clearances as deemed appropriate by senior management.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA or CPA candidate preferred.

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should contact a CAO Human Resources representative at for further information.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and a pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).

Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S. C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

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