Financial Systems Analyst

Washington, D.C
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 21, 2019
IT, Systems Analyst
Full Time


As a Financial Systems Analyst, you will be responsible for providing support and advice on all phases of assigned program areas such as reviewing, evaluating, and recommending improvements in financial methods and systems.

This position is located in the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed in the same geographic area or in other organizations within GSA.

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•Serves as a project leader and senior financial systems analyst responsible for the conduct of major segments of broad financial management projects and studies relating to planning, developing, implementing and evaluating financial management and accounting policies, systems, processes, methods, and procedures agency wide, to enable and insure the timely and effective collection and delivery of financial information to all program and financial managers of GSA.
•Utilizes broad knowledge of financial management techniques to analyze current methods and provide problem solutions to a myriad of situations.
•Oversees these team members, generating ideas and approaches for total financial systems improvements (including new or revised policy, ADP systems requirements, processes, procedures, personnel, training, etc.)
•Coordinates closely with and/or works in teams with systems accountants and computer specialists ensuring automated systems are integrated in design, function with overall financial systems, and accomplish functional requirements in a cost-effective and reliable manner.
• Participates in and is responsible for major segments of the GSA Financial Systems Architecture development, preparation of major segments of the Five Year Financial Systems Plan, functional review and assessment of Service and Staff Office financial systems development and enhancement initiatives, and clearance of the design of other information systems that provide, in part, financial and/or program performance data used in financial statements to insure CFO needs are met.
•Participates in systems requirements analyses; cost-benefit studies; and ADP systems designing, development and/or review projects concerning financial management systems integration.
•Divides financial management projects and studies into components and assigns these to team members located in various organizations throughout GSA.
•Coordinates and oversees fact-finding, analysis, and requirements development so that upon completion, these segments can be consolidated.
•Ensures the validity and technical accuracy of all findings and recommendations of projects/studies conducted independently or by assigned teams.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meetings/training.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

•Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
•Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
•Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
•Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
•Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: Leading and/or conducting financial systems development and enhancement project initiatives (planning, analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating policies, processes, and methods) to improve operational and program problems. This experience must include: maintaining and making recommendations for improvement of financial systems and operations; utilizing data management techniques (acquiring, validating, storing, and processing data) to monitor program activities; collecting and processing program data using analytics (discovery, interpretation and communication of data findings) to plan and coordinate project activities; and using a wide-range of tools and techniques to support end-user consumption, facilitate organizational efficiencies, and drive strategic outcomes.


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

1. Ability to analyze, interpret, and report to senior management on financial and operational results, emerging trends, and potential problems, particularly as they relate to current or future requirements for development, revision, or enhancement of the systems of collection and delivery of financial information.
2. Ability to plan, initiate, organize, lead and/or coordinate projects and studies involving synthesis and alignment of multiple organizational objectives.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective team and individual working relationships with management at senior and lower levels from a variety of functional areas.
4. Knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and methodology applicable to financial systems analysis and operations of large organizations with multifaceted programs and funding sources.
5.Knowledge of trends and techniques and current developments in ADP systems management theory.
6.Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, accounting and managerial policies, systems and procedures.
7.Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in formal, informal and spontaneous situations

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

If you are claiming veterans' preference:
  • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
  • If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed SF-15 form; and (b) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military - Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

    (a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

    (b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:
  • completed SF-15 form; and
  • proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

    (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

    (b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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