Quality Assurance Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Finance Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for driving the process to identify, risk assess and perform metric-based monitoring of services within the Finance organization. The role requires ensuring compliance with the requirements of House standards, financial policies and procedures, and other relevant governing documents. This position has supervisory responsibilities.

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Responsibilities

The Quality Assurance (QA) Team reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is a component of the Office of Finance's Immediate Office. The QA Team performs reviews of financial transactions and activities on an ongoing basis in order to assess quality and consistency in the disposition of transactions, the collection and analysis of financial information, and other financial service processes in both the first and second lines of defense. The QA Team provides information and insight to Finance leadership in order to mitigate risk and promote: consistency across Finance Directorates in adherence to House standards, policies and procedures; continuous improvement of processes and controls; and effective management of services under the purview of the Office of Finance.

The Finance Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for driving the process to identify, risk assess and perform metric-based monitoring of services within the Finance organization. The role requires ensuring compliance with the requirements of House standards, financial policies and procedures, and other relevant governing documents. This position has supervisory responsibilities.

PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Ensuring that a robust, proactive quality assurance framework is established for the Finance organization to identify, assess and mitigate risk.

• Identifying appropriate metrics and enhancing existing metric reporting to be more predictive in nature and create an objective basis for management conclusions around the health of internal processes.

• Leading the QA Team in formalizing the QA program documentation, including the development of templates, workflow and procedures.

• Maintaining of an archival documentation system for QA validation activities.

• Designing the scope, representative testing periods and appropriate testing strategies for varying frequencies and types of controls.

• Leading and participating in QA reviews, executing testing, analyzing results, communicating findings to management, and obtaining corresponding action plans.

• Ensuring compliance with the requirements of applicable policies, procedures, and governing documents.

• Driving consistent view of risks, gaps and necessary mitigation actions resulting from quality assurance activities by partnering with key Finance staff.

• Engaging with Finance leadership and other stakeholders to effectively and proactively influence policies and standards impacting Finance. Developing internal guidance based on enterprise policies and standards to ensure consistent and appropriate application across the Finance organization.

• Communicating and engaging with Finance Directorates to develop buy-in with QA program requirements and goals.

• Attracting, developing and retaining high performing, highly motivated QA professionals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional local travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



**To be employed by a House office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
A. Be a U.S. citizen;
B. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
C. 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
D. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

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).

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree and 5-10 years of relevant governance, risk, control, and management experience, specifically in areas of accounting and finance in a large, fast-paced, results-oriented organization with a demonstrated history of success.

• Experience in performing risk assessments, evaluating, documenting and testing internal control environment, developing and producing meaningful metric reporting.

• Ability to identify root causes for recurring issues identified during the QA process.

• Effective partnering skills enabling navigation of the complexities associated with aligning stakeholders, building consensus and resolving conflicts; proven ability to influence peers/stakeholders and representatives across multiple groups.

• Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner orally and in writing. Capability to influence the opinions and actions of key stakeholders and gain their trust. Experience in effectively interacting with senior management.

• Highly developed project-management skills; ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.

• Keen attention to detail and thoroughness when performing work.

• Strong decision-making qualities; proven ability to lead others, manage and develop team members.

• Strong PC literacy in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and other financial management systems.

• CPA, CGFM, MBA preferred.

Education

Bachelor's Degree required, CPA, CGFM, MBA preferred.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Resume submission.

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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