Financial Management Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent serves as a Financial Management Analyst in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), and is responsible for performing analyses of financial management policies, practices, procedures and operations with the objective of maintaining and improving the efficiency of ongoing/new processes.

This is a Non-Bargaining Position.

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Responsibilities

As the Financial Management Analyst in this position, you will:
  • Trace transactions entered in the automated accounting system and prepares spreadsheets to: reflect the source of any discrepancies; reflect the corrective action required to bring accounts into agreement; prove the accuracy of the adjusted accounts; and/or recommend actions to prevent recurrence of similar discrepancies.
  • Develop tracking systems to monitor the status of projects and outstanding matters.
  • Plan and coordinate with Office of Inspector general (OIG) and auditors and acts as a liaison for FEC for the annual financial statement audit.
  • Compile and verify the accuracy of accounting data and adequacy of supporting data to prepare statements and reports, schedules, and comparative analysis of accounting transactions.
  • Analyze and evaluate current financial management policy, practices, procedures, and methods; identifies areas of concern and types of corrective/improvement action needed.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

Qualifications for GS-0501-09:

Have one full year of specialized experience applying basic financial support of an organization. This must include activities such as: (1) assisting with analyzing and evaluating the agencies receivables balances; (2) assisting with examining assigned accounts and preparing reconciliations, adjustments and/or analysis of the accounts; (3) processing training and/or travel related data; and (4) verifying the accuracy of accounting data and adequacy of supporting data to prepare statements and reports, schedules, and comparative analysis of accounting transactions. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

OR

B. Have a master's degree, or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (Note: you must submit copies of your transcripts).

OR

C. Have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate level education described above. (To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed in A above; then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

Qualifications for GS-0501-11:

Have one full year of specialized experience demonstrating financial support of an organization. This must include activities such as: (1) analyzing and evaluating the agencies receivables balances; (2) gathering and analyzing information and data for special projects to provide reports; (3) examining assigned accounts and preparing reconciliations, adjustments and/or analysis of the accounts; and (4) verifying the accuracy of payroll data and adequacy of supporting data to prepare statements and reports, schedules, and comparative analysis of accounting transactions. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

OR

Have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Note: You must submit a copy of your graduate transcripts with your application.

OR

Have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and graduate level education described above. (To calculate your combined amount, first determine the amount of your specialized experience as a percentage of the requirement listed in A above; then determine the amount of your graduate education in excess of one full year (18 semester hours) as a percentage of the requirement listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

Qualifications for the GS-0501-12:

Have one full year of specialized experience that is accounting or financial management . This must include activities such as: (1) applying accounting theories, practices, methods, techniques and procedures; (2) analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports; (3) resolving discrepancies in financial data and supporting the financial statement audit; (4) developing recommendations for improvements to accounting procedures to prevent waste, fraud, abuse and irregularities; (5) examining assigned accounts and preparing reconciliations, adjustments and/or analysis of the accounts. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:

Technical Competence - Knowledge of established practices and procedures, methods, and instructions for processing a variety of financial transactions to determine if proper procedures were used.

Financial Analysis - Knowledge in maintaining the general funds ledger and accounting activities, and reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating trial balance and other financial statements to ensure conformance with established agency policies, applicable regulations and generally accepted governmental accounting practices.

Planning and Evaluating - Ability to organize work, sets priorities, provide support on financial statement audit and determines the effective use of resources for accomplishment of missions. Ability to work effectively under tight time frames in an independent fashion.

Oral Communication- Ability to interact and provide information to internal and external stakeholders in a collaborative, independent and timely fashion.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here. You must provide translated transcripts.

Additional information

FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competence


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
  • Cover Letter which addresses the competencies identified in the Qualifications section above. Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages.
  • Transcripts are required if you are qualifying based on your education.
  • Performance Appraisal of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating.
  • SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing you hold a career/career-conditional appointment at FEC and the highest grade or promotion potential held.


  • 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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