Budget and Financial Management Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The individual hired for this critical FLRA position oversees the execution of financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the agency in order to provide improvement in the Agency's financial management, system of accounting, as well as audit and performance reporting. The incumbent reports directly to the BFD Director and prepares complete, reliable, timely and consistent financial information for the use by the Director and senior leaders of the FLRA.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Budget and Finance Division (BFD), Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). The Budget and Finance Division has responsibility for management of the financial resources allocated to the FLRA. In carrying out this responsibility, the Division coordinates and correlates the functions of programming, budgeting, accounting for, evaluating and developing managerial-type reports on agency financial resources. The Division provides authoritative advice to agency managers concerning the programming, budgeting, accounting, reporting, and review and analysis systems for management of financial resources.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent reports to the BFD Director. The incumbent oversees the execution of financial management activities relating to the programs and operations of the agency in order to provide improvement in the Agency's financial management, system of accounting, as well as audit and performance reporting. The incumbent prepares complete, reliable, timely and consistent financial information for the use by the Director and senior leaders of the FLRA.

The Budget and Financial Management Specialist is responsible for: (1) Federal budget execution, including end-of-year closeout activities; (2) managing programs and projects to deliver an agency-wide, Federal financial management program, including the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), Annual Financial Report (AFR) and financial statements audit activities; (3) performing financial analysis of program obligations, cost trends, and variances from program fiscal performance; (4) managing integrated-accounting/financial management systems.

In executing the budget and financial program, the incumbent will utilize the guidelines, rules and regulations issued by the office of Management and Budget (OMB), the department of Treasury, the General Accountability Office (GAO), Congress and the FLRA. The incumbent performs a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties connected with the preparation, review, justification and presentation of the budget. The incumbent tracks progress of agency expenditure of appropriations, and analyzes changes in the budget and financial plans for the effects on program milestones.

The incumbent is also responsible for preparing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting accounting data; operating, maintaining, and modifying accounting systems; using accounting information to recommend solutions to management problems and structuring of organization programs; managing, operating, and analyzing cost accounting systems in connection with manufacturing or other business activities; designing, implementing, and assessing internal control processes and systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.


Qualifications

The incumbent must be familiar with budgetary and financial policies, procedures, and practices. Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities required are as follow:

1. Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to the Federal budget policies, accounting principles and practices.
2. Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate budget and financial information and to make recommendations and/or decisions.
3. Ability to apply agency policies and procedures in the development of financial resource plans.
4. Skill in utilizing financial and accounting software in order to prepare, review, and edit financial reports.
5. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech.

In order to receive full consideration, applicants must have: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression that demonstrated knowledge of the methods and procedures for providing or performing a variety of functions and services applicable to the position to be filled.
  • Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: applying the U.S. Standard General Ledger (USSGL) guidance on and information concerning standard accounting or financial principles and practices, analyzing and evaluating continual changes in funding and its effect on financial and budget programs, and analyzing financial and budget relationships to develop recommendations for action. Experience preparing or examining financial records; tracking expenditures for multi-year budgets; compiling information for preparation of recurring budget or finance reports; recording or analyzing financial information; reconciling financial records; performing accounting work; recording financial transactions in accordance with an operating plan. Performing budget formulation, execution and performance functions.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determination and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity.

Time-In-Grade - If you are a current or former Federal employee, then you must meet TIG requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Probationary Period - If this is your first year of service in a career-conditional appointment, then you must serve a probationary period.

Education

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

The FLRA is conveniently located in a secured office building one block from the McPherson Square metro station. This location offers affordable parking facilities, commuter bus service, and nearby historical sites, theaters, restaurants, shops, banking, fitness facilities, U.S. Postal Service, parks and tourist attractions.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer - FLRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, union affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, or any other non-merit reason. Equal employment opportunity policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
  • Hatch Act - The Hatch Reform Amendments of 1993 (Public Law 103-94) prohibit individuals from requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2202) in effecting personnel actions.
  • Reasonable Accommodation - FLRA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the FLRA's Human Resources Division. Decisions on reasonable accommodation requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transportation and Relocation Expenses Are Not Authorized-FLRA will not pay any travel, transportation, or relocation expenses. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty are the responsibility of the selected candidate.
  • Promotion Potential - FLRA is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected for a vacancy with promotion potential. Future promotions will be dependent on performance, workforce analysis, and budget approval.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • Special Appointing Authorities - If you are applying under the special appointing authority such as those authorized for the severely disabled (Schedule A) or Vietnam era and disabled veterans (VRA), you will be asked to submit documents showing eligibility to non-competitively apply under Merit Assignment announcements. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking on your application. For more info on non-competitive appointments and supporting documents, please visit Federal Employment of People with Disabilities or Feds Hire Vets - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Highly qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed Online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) If applicable, Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (5) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority; (6) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

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