Fiscal Compliance Analyst II or III

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 23, 2020
Function
Analyst, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A Fiscal Compliance Analyst works in the Office of Compliance & Enforcement (OCE) and plans and conducts various types of investigations and reviews, including fiscal and internal controls.
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Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the team leader or team member depending on project and staffing needs. The incumbent reports to, and is under the supervision of, the OCE Director and/or his or her designee. Extensive travel is required. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as a team leader or team member in developing and executing work plans to conduct fiscal and internal controls reviews and assessments of LSC grantees. Fiscal and internal reviews include performing on-site compliance and technical assistance reviews to ensure LSC grantee compliance with the LSC Act, laws and regulations, appropriations riders, special grant terms, the Accounting Guide for LSC Recipients and OMB Circulars. Grantee program reviews and assessments seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness of LSC grantee operations, and to flag and address, as appropriate, practices that suggest possible fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of LSC funds.
  • Evaluates fiscal program performance through the review of findings included in recipient audited financial statements and makes recommendations for follow-up corrective action to be taken.
  • Identifies significant findings, makes authoritative recommendations and resolves a wide range of fiscal oversight issues; devises techniques to analyze and evaluate evidence and results; and develops analytical opinions, findings, and recommendations.
  • Provides technical guidance to LSC grantees on program fiscal matters and internal controls and promotes fiscal management best practices. Participates in web-based and in-person Executive Director Orientation Trainings.
  • Participates in on-site capability assessment reviews.
  • Cultivates and maintains productive working relationships with all levels of program staff while conducting program reviews.
  • Assesses and evaluates program accounting policies and procedures, fiscal policies, and employee handbooks and accounting guides for adequacy.
  • Prepares preliminary findings and delivers to program staff while on-site or by telephone during exit conference.
  • Prepares written reports and related correspondence to memorialize findings of reviews and assessments.
  • Participates in on-site investigations of complaints and inquiries received from the public, LSC's Office of Inspector General (OIG) and other sources regarding recipients of LSC funding.
  • Reviews and follows-up on findings referred by the OIG regarding program compliance with the LSC Act, Appropriations Act and regulations, including interpretation of regulations consistent with LSC's Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) opinions. Oversees the development of, and compliance with, corrective action plans by grantees, as appropriate.
  • Evaluates program performance by reviewing proposals for funding and related documents and makes recommendations regarding funding terms and special grant conditions.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to LSC specifically, and on nonprofit corporations, generally; as appropriate, recommends revisions to the Accounting Guide for LSC Recipients.
  • Conducts research and helps OLA staff develop policy relating to the fiscal responsibilities imposed on LSC grantees by LSC regulations and industry best practices adopted by LSC.
  • Works with OLA regarding review and revision of current regulations and development of new regulations, as appropriate.
  • Works directly with the Director and/or his or her designee on various special projects, and performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    None

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


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    Qualifications

    General:
    Able to conduct solid analysis and make well-informed, objective, and evidence-based decisions; able to lead teams and work with diverse populations; excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively reach different audiences and manage conflicts; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals; thoughtful and thorough problem solver; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities; self-motivated with ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others.

    Education

    Technical/ Specialized:
    A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, and at least five (5) years of progressive fiscal experience for a Fiscal Compliance Analyst II position, or at least eight (8) years of progressive fiscal experience for a Fiscal Compliance Analyst III position.

    Experience reviewing and analyzing audited financial statements and auditor's reports, and reviewing and evaluating accounting policies and procedures and internal controls. Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and of the principles, practices, and concepts involved with planning, conducting, and reporting on fiscal reviews and assessments.

    Capacity to interpret and understand regulations, including the LSC Act, that impact the fiscal responsibilities of an LSC grantee and the ability to articulate and share with grantees the changes in practice necessary to comply with regulations. Knowledge of federal policies and practices governing expenditures and the disposition of property and fund balances.

    Additional information

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants will be evaluated on skills and relevant experience.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Resume and Cover Letter.

    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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