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    Summary

    The Accounting Officer will perform a wide range of  supervisory, accounting, and financial functions for the Crime Victims Compensation Program. This program assists innocent victims of violent crimes, as well as the survivors of homicide victims and dependent family members with crime-related expenses.  

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Program Director on all accounting, auditing, and fiscal issues. Advises and assists the program director on all accounting/fiscal issues relevant to victim compensation and program objectives, including SOP compliance and statutory enforcement.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

    • Supervises and manages the day-to-day operations of the office, in the absence of the Director
    • Trains staff in investigating, evaluating, documenting, and presenting recommendations in the payment of compensation to victims of crime
    • Manages the annual independent audit which includes preparing all financial information for pre-audit entrance conferences, audit exit conferences along with responding to questions and requests
    • Manages the annual VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) grant application process
    • Investigates suspicious claims that appear to be excessive or fraudulent
    • Prepares all monetary documents.  Coordinates disbursements of payments with Budget and Finance Division
    • Assists the Director in the preparation of the annual budget request and submittal of documents
    • Develops, tests, implements, and maintains an internal financial control system that safeguards payment practices
    • Ensures accounting/auditing practices are in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and ensures reliable financial and statistical reports
    • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports

    The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - There may be times when the Accounting Officer may need to go to the WMATA sales office or Safeway on 5th and L Streets, NW (Washington, DC)

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581101800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.