Director for Financial Reporting, Policy, Internal Controls and Travel

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
Closes
Apr 27, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) formulates and prescribes Department-wide financial management, accounting, fiscal policies, procedures, and controls, as well as provides assistance to Department components in its implementation. OFM ensures the compliance with all laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines regarding these components. OFM provides quality financial information, services, and systems to meet related needs of Commerce's program managers and administrators.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position serves as the Director for Financial Reporting, Policy, Internal Controls and Travel is located in the Office of Financial Management and is responsible for the Department's financial reporting; planning, implementing, and managing the Department's financial management improvement and financial assessment programs. The incumbent also:
  • Provides executive oversight for coordination and technical review of financial management reporting, internal control programs, and travel management policy at the Department level. Supports the Director, Financial Management and Deputy CFO in reviewing, evaluating, and approving financial reporting systems and controls to ensure the effectiveness, soundness and efficiency of Departmental financial programs. Supports the Director, Financial Management and Deputy CFO in developing and implementing policies related to general travel management in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation, Employee Relocation Service Program, Smart Pay Program, and eGov Travel Program; managing and providing oversight of passport and VISA applications.
  • Directly responsible for providing the Department's consolidated financial statements and portions of the annual accountability report. Ensures the Department's external financial reports are accurate and timely.
  • Oversees annual financial audit, monitors the resolution of audit findings, and manages the Department's assessment of A-123 internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Serves as principal advisor to the Director, Financial Management and Deputy CFO and CFO and Assistant Secretary for Administration on all financial reporting and internal control programs for the Department.
  • Represents the Director, Financial Management and Deputy CFO in contributing to the Department's strategic management in terms of formulating policy, long-range objectives and internal Administration.
  • Advises the Director, Financial Management and Deputy CFO and the CFO and Assistant Secretary for Administration on all activities, legislative and otherwise, that affect financial reporting and internal controls policy and procedures of the Department. Participates in Department planning sessions in which policy program direction, feasibility or program changes, and development of new or expanded program activities are considered.
  • Coordinates with the Government Accountability Office, Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Treasury, the General Services Administration, the Office of the
  • Inspector General, independent financial statement auditors, and others as required on assigned responsibilities. Represents the Department in interagency or private-sector committees, working groups, etc. on financial reporting and internal control matters.
  • Assigns, directs, and reviews the work of subordinate employees, evaluates performance; plans and carries out training of employees; recommends selections, promotions, awards, disciplinary actions, and separations; plans and coordinates work operations, and assures positive EEO efforts are made in the organization.
  • The incumbent will be the travel policy and planning authority and expert advisor for the Department. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible developing, recommending, and implementing policies related to general travel management in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation, Employee Relocation Service Program, Smart Pay Program, and eGov Travel Program; managing and providing oversight of passport and VISA applications, and the relocation and shipment of household goods; conducting studies and developing improvements to the travel and administrative management processes; and providing advice, guidance, instructions, and training on all aspects of travel, developing training materials, and delivering presentations.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Subject to pre-employment and employment random drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Relo. expenses will not be paid. Recruitment incentives are not offfered.
  • Incumbent maybe subject to geographical mobility.


Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative. All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. You MUST attach supporting documentation with your application.

Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

Qualifications

The following are the five Executive Core Qualifications and their fundamental competencies. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ Example ECQ statements are available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):

PTQ 1 -Knowledge and experience in accounting, financial management and reporting, financial management systems, budgeting concepts, and travel policy.

PTQ 2 -Knowledge of internal control concepts including developing and implementing a Department- wide strategy to document, test, and evaluate internal controls; and developing and implementing corrective actions for internal control deficiencies.

PTQ 3 -Ability to oversee and carry out detailed financial management activities of centralized and decentralized financial management programs including providing effective financial management advice and assistance to senior management officials.

Education

This position does not have an educational requirement.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical-sensitive and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the Department of Commerce.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the appointing authority. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

In addition to your online application, you are encouraged to submit the following documents:

1. For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

2. For current Federal employees: You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.

3. For SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates: You are encouraged to submit your SESCDP OPM-Certification documentation.

If you are unable to upload documents, you may fax your documents using the instructions below. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

You may be directed to FAX specific documentation to verify information about your civil service status, your education, and/or other information. Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet. Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number. Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.

FAXING INSTRUCTIONS:

Please fax legible documents using the appropriate coversheet. Documents may be faxed at any time during the open period of this announcement by going to http:/www.usajobs.gov

1. Log into MYUSAJOBS

2. Click on "Applications"

3. Locate the vacancy you applied to

4. Under "Applicant Status" column, click on "More Information"

5. Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheet" and click "Continue"

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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