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Financial Reporting Lead
Ref No.: 18-01388
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Must be a US Citizen who must be able to obtain a U.S. government security clearance; a current Department of Defense Secret clearance (or higher) is preferred.

General Experience and Qualities:
  • Creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented; good communicator/listener in-person and through available media (e.g., telephone, email, WebEx).
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the factual accuracy and thoroughness of analysis, appropriateness of analytic methods/design, and the clarity and validity of interpretations and recommendations.
  • Comfortable preparing communication briefs, progress and status reporting (e.g., in PowerPoint or interactive visualization) with minimal supervision and presenting briefs to both team/engagement and client senior leadership.
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a fluid, fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Comfortable working both in teams and independently; organized, "outside the box” thinker; proactive and self-motivated; a team player with an "all hands on deck” mentality.
  • Must be flexible, able to multi-task and change direction on a moment's notice and accepts this as operating in a high-performing team structure.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); additional proficiency in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio preferred.

Specific Professional Experience:
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to government personnel in the preparation of financial statements and an agency's Annual Financial Report (AFR) in compliance with A-136 and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).
  • Demonstrated experience supporting or as a federal accountant providing training and/or one-on-one demonstrations, technical advice and recommendations for designing processes and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to financial statement and an agency's AFR.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Senior Accountant responsible for developing, performing and providing technical advice related to financial statement preparation/compilation, financial reviews, analyses, monthly/quarterly reporting, implementing the provisions of OMB A-136 and other legislation affecting DoD/DFAS and component accounting information and systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the application and outcomes of accounting and audit principles and concepts for properly designing, developing and maintaining financial statement related reconciliation packages (to include the Treasury tie- point reconciliations) containing the documentation required to support financial statement compilation activities, top-side/on-top adjustments and required data and analysis to produce foot note disclosures.
  • Specific understanding of US GAAP for real property, inventory, contingent liabilities, environmental liabilities, accounts payable, accounts receivable, funds distribution control, civilian payroll, revolving funds, internal use software, leases and cost accounting.
  • Analytical and technical experience to identify and evaluate control gaps in business process based on review of PCMs and SOPs as it pertains to federal accounting standards, OMB Circulars, TFM and other applicable federal financial management laws, regulations and policies.
  • In addition, the incumbent may be required to perform or assist in the performance of internal assessments, continuous process improvements (Lean Six Sigma), policy review and implementation.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration with a major in finance, economics or management information systems from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

The ideal candidate will also possess the following:
  • Ability to provide authoritative policy interpretations and functional recommendations on accounting issues and provide resolutions that maintain the system integrity and are consistent with generally accepted accounting standards.
  • Analytical ability to undertake assessments of complex issues relating to accounting theory, policy, and systems design, development, and integration.
  • Professional and comprehensive knowledge of financial management sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies.

Experience of eight or more years in one the following but not limited to:
  • Business Strategy
  • Transformational Change Management
  • Human Resources
  • Business Process re-engineering
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Property, Plant, and Equipment
  • Heritage Assets
  • Environmental Liabilities
  • Actuarial sciences
  • Imputed costs

Training
  • Minimum of IT3 or equivalent with the ability to obtain an IT2 if the government requests.

One or more of the following certifications are preferred:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)


Other Desired Experience
  • Experience with large and complex organization
  • Familiarity with Federal Government
  • Experience with analyzing and assessing large volume of data Familiarity with deployment of solutions that support strategic initiatives Experience with Oracle based Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Familiarity with development of reference guidance
  • Familiarity with OUSD AT&L policies and requirements
  • Familiarity with SFFAS No. 3, 6, 23, 10, 35, and 42; Technical Release 13, 14, and 15
  • Familiarity with market based appraisals
  • Knowledge of valuation of long-lived assets including alternative valuation methodologies
  • Familiarity with accounting requirements for Environmental Liabilities
  • Familiarity with SFFAS No. 5 and Technical R 2
  • Familiarity with DoD's systems for tracking environmental liabilities Understanding of requirements for imputed cost
  • Familiarity with SFFAS No. 4 and its interpretations Knowledge of DoD's heritage assets
  • Experience with large and complex organization
  • Familiarity with Federal Government
  • Experience with analyzing and assessing large volume of data Design and deployment of solutions that support strategic initiatives
  • Experience with SAP and/or Oracle based Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Design, development and delivery of training Design and development of reference guidance
  • Knowledge of OUSD AT&L policies and requirements
  • Familiarity with SFFAS No. 3, 6, 23, 10, 35, and 42; Technical Release 13, 14, and 15
  • Experience with market based appraisals
  • Experience with valuation of long-lived assets including alternative valuation methodologies
  • Experience with DoD Facility Analysis Categories and Real Property Classifications
  • Experience with complex actuarial and econometric models Analyze and assess Environmental Liabilities against accounting requirements
  • Experience with SFFAS No. 5 and Technical Release 2
  • Experience with DoD's systems for tracking environmental liabilities
  • Experience monitoring remediation of environmental liabilities
  • Assess completeness and validity of imputed cost
  • Experience with SFFAS No. 4 and its interpretations
  • Knowledge of DoD's heritage assets
  • Assess completeness of Heritage Assets