Financial Systems Analyst (Reporting)

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Financial Systems Division, Financial Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 383163.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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This position serves as a Financial Systems Analyst (Reporting), performing professional analyst work relating to the financial activities of the Financial Systems Division within the Financial Services Directorate (FSD). The work requires the design and adaptation of automated financial management systems and/or financial reporting systems, and/or the Library's budget system. In addition, the incumbent renders financial advice and assistance to management.

The incumbent also serves as an expert advisor and assistant to the Chief of the Financial Systems Division for administering a business intelligence tool and data warehouse for a central financial management system with nine complex modules.

Creates complex, multi-faceted financial reports through SQL and other business intelligence technologies, such as Crystal Reports, Business Objects Enterprise server, Web Intelligence, Tableau, Toad, and 360 Suite. Updates and modifies existing reports, designs new applications, and has continuing responsibility for maintenance of reporting programs. Recommends needed redesign studies. Participates in the design and development stages of reports developed internally and/or under contract. Reviews proposed policy, regulations, and procedural changes to determine impact on area of responsibility. Recommends priority areas of emphasis for improvement of current systems. Applies knowledge of key financial principles and concepts and knowledge of federal budgeting. Employs mastery of financial data and reporting concepts and practices, including application of IT principles and standards. Provides expert advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other financial system analysts on critical financial system and financial data reporting issues.

Provides both professional expertise and systems support in the development and operation of automated financial management and/or reporting applications as well as the Library's budget system. Provides application assistance to functional areas within FSD, the Library, and legislative branch agency partners during all phases of the development, establishment and maintenance of integrated financial systems and reporting systems.

Provides business process and financial systems advice and expertise to the chief of the Financial Systems Division, all organizational elements of FSD, and all Library application users regarding the development of financial systems policies, systems and operating procedures. Supports the planning, execution, installation and training of all new and/or improved financial management processes and systems within FSD, the Library, the Legislative Branch Financial Management System (LBFMS) and related reporting systems. Supports other legislative branch agencies using the systems.

As a technical expert, drafts policy and guidelines for the development of data structures and access strategies that conform to business and mission requirements. Supports projects to develop and implement new data management schema. Develops logical data models to be translated into workable physical database schema and structures in the database development process. Selects modeling methodologies and tools. Generates models that are capable of accommodating new business requirements and processes. Updates and tests ETL scripts to load data from the financial management system (Momentum) into the Oracle-based financial reporting data warehouse, sitting on a Linux operating system.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

No additional requirements to those listed above.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and/or resolve complex financial issues.**

Ability to use financial computer systems and software applications for financial analysis work.**

Ability to provide assistance and consultation on financial matters, issues, and data.**

Knowledge of the federal budget process and financial management practices and procedures.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.


Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview.

The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.

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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