Job Overview


About the Agency

The position is located in the Finance and Accounting Section (F&A), Office of Business Enterprise (BE), Partnership and Outreach Programs Directorate within Library Services. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Section Head, Finance and Accounting (F&A). The incumbent serves as the Operating Accountant and is responsible for assisting in examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting data, records and reports and assisting management on accounting and financial management matters.
This position is located in the Finance and Accounting Section, Office of Business Enterprises, Partnerships and Outreach Programs Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 257717.
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. 
By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.


Prepares and reviews established financial reports from the Library's reporting system including trial balance, cumulative results reports, spending line reports, and status of funds reports and reconciles with the Business Enterprise system generated reports using well-established accounting principles and practices for one line of business.
Performs analysis of day-to-day cash deposit reconciliation for Business Enterprises between the Library's financial system and the BE's internal enterprise system using well-established accounting practices. As a part of the monthly reconciliation process, the incumbent determines the exact amount of earned receipts to be credited to the appropriation and sales posted to the financial systems; assists with comparing to cash, checks, credit cards received and prepares documentation for supervisory approval for one line of business.
Prepares various weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual sales reports by established deadlines including comparisons to prior years using established report formats for one line of business.
Prepares updates of the annual budget plan on a monthly basis based on an established spending plan for one line of business. Assists with monitoring the budget plan to ensure spending is based on the budget authority and strategic plan. Updates and prepares reports. Ensures the funds maintain an adequate available cash flow and carryover balance at all times. Assists with cost analysis for BE based on well-established procedures and instructions provided by the Senior Operating Accountant and Section Head for personal and non-personal expenses including BE products for one line of business.