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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked number one among mid-size agencies in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid. Join us and help make a difference! 

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is looking for an experienced senior level executive to provide leadership as the Director and Chief Accountant for the Division of Audits and Accounting in the Office of Enforcement. The Office of Enforcement includes approximately 170 professional staff members who are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Commission's rules and regulations. The Director and Chief Accountant manages and leads a diverse team of professional staff to oversee the Commission's financial accounting, regulatory reporting, and the Office's auditing programs. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring effective regulation and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and developing corrective measures to address noncompliance.  Specifically, the incumbent will lead a multi-disciplinary staff of auditors, accountants, economists, and energy industry analysts in a wide range of audits to ensure compliance with the statutes administered by the Commission and the rules, orders, and regulations issued thereunder; direct the Commission’s financial accounting and regulatory reporting programs; and advise the Commission on matters stemming from the audit, accounting, and regulatory reporting programs.  

    Major Duties:

    • Applies professional accounting principles, techniques, and theories to solve complex accounting, auditing, and financial issues.
    • Plans, directs, and coordinates the financial accounting and auditing programs to examine jurisdictional companies’ compliance with the statutes administered by the Commission and the rules, orders, and regulations issued thereunder.
    • Advises Office of Enforcement senior management and the Commission on matters stemming from the aforementioned audits, accounting, and regulatory reporting matters.
    • Directs the auditing of market participants' compliance with market rules and practices, and reviewing of companies’ affiliated practices to ensure compliance with the Commission's affiliated rules.

    FERC has a certified SES Performance Appraisal System. The salary range for each SES position is determined by the level of responsibility and duties of the incumbent.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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