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    Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the US Copyright Office is responsible for oversight of financial, budgetary, procurement activities, and royalty collections and disbursements. The Supervisory Accountant is a supervisory position responsible for supervising accounting activities in the CFO.

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    Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office (USCO), located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for direct oversight of all financial, budgetary, and procurement activities for the USCO, including budgetary matters, procurement, contracting, accounting, and royalty collections and disbursements for certain statutory licenses under the Copyright Act.

    The Supervisory Accountant, working under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is a supervisory position responsible for supervising high-level and critical accounting and auditing work, provides advice and guidance to leadership and management at all levels of the Copyright Office, serves in a liaison and outreach role, and supervises accountant and other professional and technical employees.

    While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all LOC and USCO material.

    The position description number for this position is 377880.

    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.

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

    The Supervisory Accountant maintains one or more complete accounting program(s) by applying knowledge of accounting systems and related appropriation programs. Supervises the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statements, footnotes, reports and other miscellaneous supplementary disclosures reports. Develops strategies to identify deficiencies identified in audit report to improve financial management and other control deficiencies. Assist senior official in the decision making process. Monitors and directs the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of financial data for the purposes of determining the consistency and accuracy of financial reporting. Provides authoritative interpretation and analysis for purposes of identify trends. Solves the most complex accounting and reporting problems.

    Serves as a liaison between the Copyright Office and financial auditors and inspectors. Briefs official and staff on financial management initiatives and policies. Represents the Copyright Office CFO in a variety of formal and informal meetings. Establishes and maintains liaison with management in the Library of Congress. Provides authoritative advice and guidance to staff, the CFO and agency senior management on requirements, actions, issues, accounting standards, and principles.

    Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based upon priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capability of employees, observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guideline and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.

    This is a confidential position with routine and non-routine duties related to sensitive personnel and/or labor relations matters. Incumbents of this position are not members of a bargaining unit. While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library of Congress and U.S. Copyright Office materials.

    Performs various other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0510 Accounting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517963300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.