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    Summary

    USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID works to help lift lives, build communities, and advance democracy. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity; demonstrates American generosity; and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. We operate in five regions of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia. 

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    Responsibilities

    This is a Foreign Service announcement. Worldwide availability is a requirement of the position. 

    USAID works in close partnership with the governments and people in those countries, as well as with private voluntary organizations, universities, American businesses, other governments, trade and professional associations, faith-based organizations, and other U.S. government agencies.

    Financial Management Officers direct the accounting and payment operations in USAID missions worldwide. In addition, they provide significant levels of advisory services to all levels of the mission and host country governments. This includes administrative, operational, and program matters concerning financial, budgetary and resource management, and implementation issues.

    • Provide a full range of financial services including development of budgets and financial plans; control and track obligations and expenditures; preparation and audit of payment vouchers; administration of payroll plans; salary, benefits, and allowance payments; cashier operations; local currency management and programs; and act as an authorized certifying office for the disbursement and collection of funds.
    • Provide financial management advisory services to assist managers in program decision-making and planning by analyzing financial aspects of various strategies, programs, and activities so that managers can determine the best use of limited resources.
    • Conduct reviews and assessments, and provide organizational capacity development to foreign governments at all levels, non-governmental organizations, and local entities on their financial management and organizational practices by assessing, providing recommendations, and aiding in implementation of industry-recognized best practices in accordance to various laws and regulations.
    • Prepare and communicate financial or regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, and Agency policies and directives.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external leaders, leading representatives of foreign governments, state or legislative executives, and public, international, other donor, and non-governmental organization personnel to facilitate financial activities. Coordinate with USAID legal, contracting, technical, executive, and inspection offices when appropriate.
    • Develop self and lead other members of the Financial Management Workforce to assume increasing levels of responsibility and technical acumen within their respective roles.
    • Coordinate and lead the internal controls assessment and review process, audit performance and compliance management, and develop controls for the prevention of fraud, waste, and mismanagement.
    • Maintain current knowledge of federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - A Foreign Service Officer generally spends the majority of their career assigned to the Agency's overseas missions and works in assigned developing countries with a variety of challenges (civil war, political unrest, lack of modern conveniences).

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    SFS - Advancement to Senior Foreign Service on a merit basis is possible for employees who secure tenure and satisfy the requirements of promotion boards.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561417000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.