Accounting, Financial, and Reporting Advisors
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 22, 2016 - Deadline December 31, 2016
OVERSEAS BUDGET AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY ADVISORSACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING
The Budget and Financial Accountability program within the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance is competitively recruiting individuals to serve as resident (long-term) and intermittent (short-term) advisors in the areas of accounting, financial management and reporting. Advisors provide support primarily to ministry of finance officials in developing countries.
Advisors are hired under personal services contracts. This recruitment is for assignments globally: requiring living overseas or significant international travel.
Responsibilities and Duties: • Provide technical advice on strengthening financial and accounting systems to ensure government transactions are recorded and reported accurately and transparently.• Design accounting organizations including staffing complements and job descriptions.• Draft and implement new finance and accounting laws, regulations, standards and manuals applicable to accounting policies and procedures.• Design and implement processes for both manual and automated financial systems with strong internal controls.• Develop accounting and financial reporting requirements for financial management systems.• Develop and implement budget and accounting transaction classifications (chart of accounts) which comply with cash and accrual basis, international accounting standards, GFS 2001 and internal management reporting requirements.• Organize and perform on-the-job and classroom training in financial management and accounting.• Design financial and management reports for improved communication of financial information.• Assist in the transition to compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards.
Qualifications: • BA in accounting or finance required with Masters in public finance or related field preferred• CPA certification• 5+ years in a financial leadership position such as controller or financial director in state or large-sized local government. Experience in developing countries will be viewed positively.• Strong knowledge of and experience with internal controls, businesses processes, financial management systems, financial reporting, chart of accounts• Proficient in use of personal computers and MS Office Products and general office equipment• Self-starter with ability to work independently• Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities• Ability to motivate the client and build consensus• Ability to be flexible by changing focus and approaches based on needs of the client• Strong communication and leadership skills• Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards • Knowledge of international financial institutions and their policies and practices is desirable• Proficiency in French, Spanish or other languages is highly desirable
Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $64.19 to $81.60 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. If selected, applicant will be required to complete OGE Form 278 or 450 financial disclosure forms.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Office of Technical AssistanceATTN: Recruitment Coordinator1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 8th FloorWashington, DC 20006
If applying by email, submit documents to email@example.com ONLY. For consideration, emailed applications must not be sent, or contain a Cc, to any OTA, IRS, or other government personnel or email address.
Please reference Solicitation A16102 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A16102 - Budget (Accounting) Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Emails received not containing this subject line will be deemed non-responsive, and thus, will not be forwarded to the program office/selection official(s) for consideration.
Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2016 although selections may be made in advance of that date.
The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer