Office of the Chief Financial Officer
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- Job Details
SERVICING PERSONNEL OFFICE/UNIT: Office of Human Resources
POSITION SERIES: 510
POSITION GRADE: DS- 13
IF "OPEN UNTIL FILLED," FIRST SCREENING DATE: June 19, 2019
TOUR OF DUTY: To Be Determined
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Unlimited
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: None
NO. OF VACANCIES: One (1) or more
AGENCY: Office of Financial Operations and Systems (OFOS)
DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Term – up to 5 years
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT: This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Financial Operations and Systems (OFOS). The incumbent is responsible for a wide range of accounting functions associated with the day-to-day fiscal operations, serving as an expert advisor in the planning, development and implementation of new and existing accounting programs, systems and processes. The incumbent also assists the accounting supervisor with providing guidance to lower level accountants responsible for examining, analyzing, and interpreting financial records and reports. Duties include, but are not limited to: Evaluating accounting, reporting and disbursing systems for continuous improvements of financial practices and recommending modification to the system when needed; participating in the development of new and/or improved accounting systems; assuring that revenues are recorded in the various accounting operating programs as planned; monitoring all accounting events and financial transactions to ensure timely recording and reporting; ensuring accurate recordation of agency Fixed/Capital assets in the system; creating financial reports which give an accurate description of the agency's financial status; reviewing financial reports and analyzing the information to determine the adequacy and accuracy of data; recommending management action when analysis indicates a trend that could lead to an underpayment or overpayment for services provided; identifying accounting situations or problems; developing internal controls which provide alternatives and/or solutions to improve operating program effectiveness and efficiency; auditing accounting transactions to ensure compliance with accounting policy guidelines and governmental regulations; resolving complex audit adjustment issues presented by the independent auditors and Office of Inspector General; assisting in the development or amendment of accounting/financial management policies and procedures; providing authoritative interpretations of all policies and procedures and communicating new requirements or proposed changes; participating with supervisor in conducting complex financial studies, which management officials heavily rely on in their decisions regarding the various programs; attending meetings with personnel within the OCFO, other government and private agencies on matters relating to federal reimbursements, audit reviews and financial data studies; and performing other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
Five (5) years of progressive experience performing the related duties and responsibilities such as evaluating accounting operations, processes and systems; reviewing complex financial transactions and preparing reports; and possessing expert knowledge of accounting and auditing laws, regulations and policies in order to resolve issues, ensure compliance, and provide recommendations.
In addition – Applicant must have a bachelor's degree earned at an accredited US institution in accounting or related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. This can include up to six (6) hours of business law. Applicants must submit an official transcript that verifies a bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and 24 semester credit hours in accounting in order to be considered. If applicable, your application package must include a foreign credential course by course evaluation of all foreign transcripts. Acceptable foreign credential equivalency reports must be provided by organizations that have current membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).
- Specialized Experience
Experience that provides the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for this position.
- Additional Information
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT:
Employment with the OCFO is at will. However, the discipline and/or discharge of bargaining unit employees is governed by the collective bargaining agreement.
The OCFO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
HOW TO APPLY:
All Applicants, including departmental employees and other DC Government Employees, must submit the District of Columbia application, DC 2000. (Resume may be attached). Incomplete applications (DC2000'S) will not be considered. Employees affected by restructuring must submit their application with the application transmittal form. All applications, transcripts, and supporting documents must be received by closed of business (5:00 PM) on the closing date of the announcement or they will not be considered.
NOTE: It is imperative that all information on the DC 2000, resume and supporting documents be both accurate and truthful and is subject to verification. Misrepresentations of any kind may be grounds for disqualification for this position or termination.
Official job offers are made only by the OCFO's Office of Human Resources.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS:
If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who contact you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request.
An external applicant for a position in the OCFO who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia at the time of application, may claim a hiring preference over a non-resident applicant by completing the 'Residency Preference for Employment' form, DC 2000RP, and submitting it with the employment application, DC 2000. To be granted preference, an applicant must: (1) be qualified for the position; and (2) submit a claim form at the time of application. Except for employees entitled by law to preference, preference will not be granted unless the claim is made at the time of application. This preference is only granted upon initial appointment.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION:
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code section 2-1401.01 et seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above, protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
NOTICE OF BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND PENALTIES FOR FALSE STATEMENTS:
Employment with the OCFO is subject to the completion and satisfactory result of a background investigation conducted by the OCFO. For most positions, the investigation is conducted after commencement of duty, at which time you will be provided background and release of information forms to complete. For more information, see the Employment Opportunities section at the OCFO website (www.cfo.dc.gov). Certain highly sensitive positions however warrant completion of the OCFO background investigation prior to commencement of duty. You will be informed if this is required.
Applicant understands that a false statement on any part of your application, including materials submitted with the application, may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work (D.C. Official Code, section 1-616.51 et seq.) (2001). The applicant understands that making a false statement on the application or on materials submitted with the application is punishable by criminal penalties pursuant to D.C. Official Code, section 22-2405 et seq. (2001).
SALARY REDUCTION OF REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS
An individual selected for employment in the District Government on or after January 1, 1980, who is receiving an annuity under any District government civilian retirement system, shall have his or her pay reduced by the amount of annuity allocable to the period of employment as a reemployed annuitant.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof with the application.