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Senior Accountant

at Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Pay: $92094 to $118668/year
$92094 - $118668
Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Reference #: 2539547

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SERVICING PERSONNEL OFFICE/UNIT:  Office of Human Resources
POSITION SERIES:  510
POSITION GRADE: DS- 13
IF "OPEN UNTIL FILLED," FIRST SCREENING DATE:  September 5, 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 applying relevant accounting principles, techniques, standards and regulations to prepare, review, update, and maintain the District 's official accounting policies and procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to:  developing and monitoring systems of internal control within the District's financial operations by identifying potential weaknesses in internal controls, assessing the associated risks, and developing solutions to improve operational efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability of financial reporting; advising agencies on technical accounting issues and providing assistance in resolving problems; conducting reviewing, analyzing, auditing, and/or investigating agency operations and practices to assess adequacy of internal controls and the need for changes to established practices; preparing statements of position (SOPs) and/or "white papers" on emerging issues and other technical accounting and financial reporting matters; assisting in the development of strategies for the implementation of new accounting standards (issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)) by documenting the procedures to be followed as part of the implementation process; working collaboratively with District agencies to formally document procedures to be used to account for and report the District's business activities;  facilitating technical training workshops on the District's accounting policies and procedures as well as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state and local governments; conducting technical research to address accounting, financial reporting, and management issues; 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.
 
EEO STATEMENT:
 
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.
 
JOB OFFERS
 
Official job offers are made only by the OCFO's Office of Human Resources.
 
PHYSICAL EFFORT:
 
Sedentary
 
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. 
 
RESIDENCY PREFERENCE: 
 
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, DC2000_Application. 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.
 
VETERANS PREFERENCE:
 
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof with the application.
 
WORKING CONDITION:
 
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