Job Overview


The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 155 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and over 37 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Finance Manager and is responsible for expert-level maintenance, operation, and interpretation of large volumes of financial data required by complex operations, thereby permitting better internal control, and interrelating efforts and products with other administrative processes such as budget formulation and execution, contract management, system analysis, and overall financial management.

This position is located in the Office of the Director, Integrated Support Services, Office of Support Operations.

The position description number for this position is 256230.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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


Independently plans and carries out internal review activities. Utilizes advanced techniques to plan and conduct specialized portions of studies to determine the need for financial information. Gathers information for assigned programs and reviews workload analysis submissions. Develops new methods and objectives for financial analysis.

Independently reviews program funding and spending data and develops cost information reflecting program trends for an assigned area of an organization's financial program. Analyzes complex financial status reports for overall program status. Interprets the effect of transactions on the relationship underlying the accounting structure or disbursing functions, ensuring system transactions codes selected for use in recording individual transactions are appropriate. Researches and collects financial data from various financial reports to prepare complex reconciliations and analysis, to support account balances, and to resolve problems and clear reconciling items. Forecasts future fiscal requirements and associated trends, recommending alternative approaches to program funding. Performs special reviews and analyses to ensure the integrity of the general ledger control systems. Prepares special reports and financial statements concerning the financial conditions of the funds of the organization and its client agencies.

Reconciles various non-standard or specialized administrative accounts. Identifies and resolves complex accounting transactions that create out-of-balance conditions in financial reports. Tracks and analyzes a series of transactions and erroneous adjustments to isolate the original error and correct it. Reconciles accounts and billing documents to determine proper posting of transactions. Monitors, tracks, and reports on program obligations. Ensures program funding data is entered in the Library's financial management system correctly. Recommends all adjustments to accommodate future needs. Conducts annual year-end-closing activities and reconciliations.