Financial Analyst
Summary
Title:Financial Analyst
ID:1004
Description
Seeking candidate to fill a Financial Analyst position located at the U.S. Department of State (DoS) in Charleston, SC.  This position will perform accounting, reconciliation, financial systems analysis, interface file management and financial reporting support services in the areas of treasury reporting and financial reconciliations. 


Functional Responsibility:
  • Daily services will involve accounting transaction analysis, verification of accounting interfaces, identification of accounting errors, causes for accounting errors and taking appropriate corrective action, making accounting entries into the automated system as needed, maintaining memoranda accounting records and spreadsheets as needed to supplement the official accounting records and to supplement work measurement.

  • Provide technical and reporting support, as well as reports preparation for the Branch Chief.

  • Employee will be processing the GSA, domestic IPAC’s. Understand how to initiate and accept IPAC’s. Must understand GWA (government wide accounting) - Treasury account symbol (TAS) and Business Event Type Code (BETC) in order to process IPACs.

  • Update the key metric workbook.

  • Complete audits for all 477 requests, IPAC, Grants, Government Travel and Cash Receipts.
     

    Additional Performance Requirements (if applicable), but not limited to the following:

    Applicable Documentation – Receive Billing Transaction Report Spreadsheet, Search GFMS for Government Travel Card errors (GH & GN Rejects), Extract errors from the Billing Transaction Report Spreadsheet, Troubleshoot the error for each travel line, Research & Request travel authorizations to confirm issues, Record progress onto separate spreadsheet, Document on-going travel issues & discuss with the team to find the proper solutions, Review the travel lines so that they may go through a secondary review & finally approved, Construct MMR reports at month end to illustrate current and historical performance to identify both positive and negative trends. Strong Excel skills required to maintain spreadsheets in order to monitor trends, analyze data, and prepare statistical reports.

     

  • Review the Statement of Difference Report from Treasury to make sure transactions amounts and fiscal information is correct. Create month end IPAC reports using Excel to reconcile what is posted in GFMS against Treasury’s records.

  • Employee should have experience with processing Cash Receipts, Grants and Government travel to act as a back-up in these sections.

 
Requirements:
  • A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university in the area of financial management, business administration or a combination of courses and related work experience is required and at least 2 years of relevant work experience is required. Experience in DoS financial management is highly desired, but not required.
  • The candidate will support a defined operation or function; provide financial guidance to a variety of internal and external customers of Interface Control Branch, prepare one-time and recurring reports, summaries, and replies to inquiries, selecting relevant financial information from a variety of sources.
  • The candidate will provide compiled statistical and non-statistical financial, operational, and reporting data concerning previous, ongoing and future financial, operational and reporting needs.
  • Employee must be experienced in Excel with the ability to create pivot tables, graphs and financial functions within Excel.

Must be able to obtain a security clearance
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