Job Overview

Summary

The Director of Financial Policy and Operations in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer for the General Services Administration (GSA) serves as the principal advisor to the CFO on financial and accounting policy. The Director of Financial Policy and Operations formulates policy, oversees financial internal control, provides financial reporting, conducts financial analysis, and performs financial accounting and payroll services. This Office also maintains liaison with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on accounting activities for the agency.

OFFICE AND LOCATION FOR THE VACANCY:


Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of Financial Policy and Operations
Washington, DC


THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED SES CAREER RESERVED.


TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES:
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

GSA is looking for an experienced and uniquely qualified individual to serve as the Director of Financial Policy and Operations in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role you will serve as the principal advisor to the CFO on financial and accounting policy. As the Director of Financial Policy and Operations, your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

Establishes policies to govern GSA accounting and financial management, and oversees the accounting and financial operations. Provides direction and advice to the various entities within GSA regarding the financial management, accounting, and internal control responsibilities, ensuring compliance with GSA accounting and financial management policies and procedures, as well as federal accounting standards and principles.

Ensures adequate controls over cash management operations; debt collection operations; Federal and Non-Federal receivables for GSA customers; and real property, equipment, and inventories.

Establishes and monitors financial systems requirements and implements business process changes to enhance financial management system functionality, ensuring compliance with federal accounting requirements.

Manages the annual financial statement audit and prepares the audited financial statements and the annual Agency Financial Report. In support of, and complying with, OMB Circular A-123 under the Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), ensures timely corrective actions of weaknesses or deficiencies disclosed as a result of annual reviews, audit findings and reports.

Maintains liaison with the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of the Treasury, and the Government Accountability Office on GSA accounting activities.

Establishes agency-wide internal control processes and determines the accuracy and completeness of the annual FMFIA report. Establishes an effective internal control review process, including annual reviews that comply with OMB Circular A-123.

Manages two regional financial operations divisions in addition to the headquarters financial policy and analysis functions. Oversees the operations and ensures the effectiveness of the payroll and financial management services GSA provides to Boards, Commissions and small agencies.  

Reviews, on a biennial basis in compliance with OMB Circular A-25, the fees, royalties, rents, and other charges imposed by the agency, and reviews the rate setting processes to determine whether those charges reflect agency costs.