Director, Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 23, 2020
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Director, Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) is located in the Office of the
Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
(USD(C)). The DCFO is the principal advisor to the USD(C)/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as well as to Department of Defense (DoD) senior leaders, on all issues involving the amended Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the Director, Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR), and reports directly to the Assistant Deputy Chief Financial Officer (ADCFO). The purpose of this position is to promote financial integrity, strong internal controls, and financial excellence throughout the DoD, as well as communicate financial management improvements and audit status to interested parties (e.g., Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the public).

The Director, FIAR, evaluates strategic financial improvement and planning initiatives to support financial management throughout the Department and identifies challenges that require enterprise-level coordination, recommending specific actions to the ADCFO in response. Major duties include:
  • Developing, publishing, implementing, and interpreting DoD-wide accounting policy relevant to audit and audit remediation. Coordinating to ensure financial statement audit policy is compliant with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Coordinating the submission of management representation letters to the DoD Office of Inspector General and authoring FIAR-related portions of the annual agency financial report.
  • Working with the ADCFO, DCFO, and USD(C)/CFO to set and gain Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Defense advocacy of annual audit remediation priorities.
  • Overseeing the Department's audit infrastructure and related audit liaison initiatives for the DoD during its consolidated audit.
  • Developing, publishing, and interpreting DoD-wide financial management improvements, audit methodologies, and guidance that supports statutory requirements for the Department to audit its full set of financial statements. This includes maintaining the DoD Financial Statement Audit Guide.
  • Maintaining the Notices of Findings and Recommendations and Corrective Action Plans database to track, report, and meter remediation progress, including for material weaknesses.
  • Developing and maintaining other financial improvement and audit progress metrics, as needed.
  • Acting as the proponent for the DoD Managers' Internal Control Program, including evaluating funds control weaknesses and overseeing annual production of the DoD Statement of Assurance for Secretary of Defense signature. Maintaining the DoD Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Guide.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
  • All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • This position may require travel away from your normal duty station (both CONUS and OCONUS) on military or commercial aircraft.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Level 3 Financial Management Certification.


Qualifications

The recruitment application process for this position is RESUME BASED method.

Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package
. There is no requirement to submit a separate narrative statement specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) with your application.

http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.).

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated skill in applying comprehensive knowledge of accounting, budgeting, financial auditing, statistics, internal controls, and organizational and procedural matters in accounting and financial management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex, enterprise-wide, change management initiatives. Demonstrated ability and skill to communicate and brief to high-level audiences, conduct independent research, present logical and persuasive arguments, as well as convey findings in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior officials in a diverse, fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, to include a broad understanding of the Office of Management and Budget, other federal executive departments, and appropriate congressional committees.
  • DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:

    In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This individual must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required. Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the resume.

    Education

    Individual Occupational Requirements for Accounting Series, 0510

    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.") OR 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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

  • https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/

    Additional information

    Veterans preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 10/22/2020.

    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 quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your ECQs must be certified by the OPM QRB before your appointment can occur.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    1. Resume - Your resume must address your qualifications for the position and cannot exceed five pages. You do not need to submit a separate statement specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs), but you must show how you possess the five ECQs within the resume narrative. In addition, applicants typically provide the following information:
    • Vacancy Announcement number SES-10930300-20-SR
    • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://http://www.edu.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    • Submit resume and other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 10/22/2020

    2. College Transcripts: Must provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

    3. Copy of the Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

    DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

    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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