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Fiscal Compliance Analyst II-III

Legal Services Corporation

Category: Job Openings

Posted: 5/24/2018

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Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 133 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.

OVERVIEW:

A Fiscal Compliance Analyst works in the Office of Compliance & Enforcement (OCE) and plans and conducts various types of investigations and reviews, including fiscal and internal controls.  The incumbent serves as the team leader or team member depending on project and staffing needs.  The incumbent reports to, and is under the supervision of, the OCE Director and/or his or her designee. Extensive travel is required. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serves as a team leader or team member in developing and executing work plans to conduct fiscal and internal controls reviews and assessments of LSC grantees. Fiscal and internal reviews include performing on-site compliance and technical assistance reviews to ensure LSC grantee compliance with the LSC Act, laws and regulations, appropriations riders, special grant terms, the Accounting Guide for LSC Recipients and OMB Circulars. Grantee program reviews and assessments seek to improve efficiency and effectiveness of LSC grantee operations, and to flag and address, as appropriate, practices that suggest possible fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of LSC funds.

  1. Evaluates fiscal program performance through the review of findings included in recipient audited financial statements and makes recommendations for follow-up corrective action to be taken.
  1. Identifies significant findings, makes authoritative recommendations and resolves a wide range of fiscal oversight issues; devises techniques to analyze and evaluate evidence and results; and develops analytical opinions, findings, and recommendations.
  1. Provides technical guidance to LSC grantees on program fiscal matters and internal controls and promotes fiscal management best practices. Participates in web-based and in-person Executive Director Orientation Trainings.
  1. Participates in on-site capability assessment reviews.
  1. Cultivates and maintains productive working relationships with all levels of program staff while conducting program reviews.
  1. Assesses and evaluates program accounting policies and procedures, fiscal policies, and employee handbooks and accounting guides for adequacy.
  1. Prepares preliminary findings and delivers to program staff while on-site or by telephone during exit conference.
  1. Prepares written reports and related correspondence to memorialize findings of reviews and assessments.
  1. Participates in on-site investigations of complaints and inquiries received from the public, LSC’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) and other sources regarding recipients of LSC funding.
  1. Reviews and follows-up on findings referred by the OIG regarding program compliance with the LSC Act, Appropriations Act and regulations, including interpretation of regulations consistent with LSC’s Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) opinions.  Oversees the development of, and compliance with, corrective action plans by grantees, as appropriate.
  1. Evaluates program performance by reviewing proposals for funding and related documents and makes recommendations regarding funding terms and special grant conditions.
  1. Develops and maintains a working knowledge of the laws and regulations relating to LSC specifically, and on nonprofit corporations, generally; as appropriate, recommends revisions to the Accounting Guide for LSC Recipients.
  1. Conducts research and helps OLA staff develop policy relating to the fiscal responsibilities imposed on LSC grantees by LSC regulations and industry best practices adopted by LSC.
  1. Works with OLA regarding review and revision of current regulations and development of new regulations, as appropriate.
  1. Works directly with the Director and/or his or her designee on various special projects, and performs other related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

General:

Able to conduct solid analysis and make well-informed, objective, and evidence-based decisions; able to lead teams and work with diverse populations; excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively reach different audiences and manage conflicts; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals; thoughtful and thorough problem solver; strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities; self-motivated with ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others.

Technical/ Specialized:

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, and at least five (5) years of progressive fiscal experience for a Fiscal Compliance Analyst II position, or at least eight (8) years of progressive fiscal experience for a Fiscal Compliance Analyst III position. 

Experience reviewing and analyzing audited financial statements and auditor’s reports, and reviewing and evaluating accounting policies and procedures and internal controls.  Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and of the principles, practices, and concepts involved with planning, conducting, and reporting on fiscal reviews and assessments. 

Capacity to interpret and understand regulations, including the LSC Act, that impact the fiscal responsibilities of an LSC grantee and the ability to articulate and share with grantees the changes in practice necessary to  comply with regulations.  Knowledge of federal policies and practices governing expenditures and the disposition of property and fund balances.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Fiscal Compliance Analyst II - $86,244

Salary range: $86,244 - $97,139

Fiscal Compliance Analyst III - $98,915

Salary range: $98,915 - $111,411

LSC has a competitive market-based salary structure that establishes a specific salary range for this position. The salary range has eight pay levels separated by seven steps. An employee must wait two years to advance in Steps 1 through 4. New hires begin at Step 1.

Excellent benefits package.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly on our website at: www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/careers

Questions can be sent to: jobs@lsc.gov


 

a VA CPA candidate, Xingjian Chen, is actively loo

UVA, Master Science in Accounting Graduate

Category: Resumes

Posted: 5/18/2018

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A motivated CPA candidate with multi-cultural teamworking and life experience. A well-qualified accounting and IT professional with data analytic and critical thinking skills. A passionate volunteer dedicated to community services.

 

Senior Tax Manager with Fast Track to Partner

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM)

Category: Job Openings

Posted: 5/7/2018

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Summary of Responsibilities

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), an accounting and business advisory firm that serves clients throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region, is currently seeking a dedicated senior tax professional with 8+ years of public accounting and tax experience to work primarily on compilation/review and tax engagements for our clients.  This position will have a fast promotion track to becoming part of the management team.

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Accounting Manager / Government Contractor

Training Resources Group, Inc.

Category: Job Openings

Posted: 3/27/2018

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Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager is a senior member of the Finance Department at TRG and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.  The Accounting Manager directs TRG’s accounting functions and is responsible for the development and improvement of our financial planning and accounting systems, and for the analysis and interpretation of trends requiring management’s attention.  They will prepare financial management reports, develops procedures, present findings and makes recommendations to senior management. They will establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and principles.

 
Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Manage and coordinate TRG’s day-to-day financial operations and reporting, ensuring timely and accurate outputs.     Make adjustments as necessary to accommodate changing priorities, meet deadlines, and effectively organize tasks in working with other staff members.

• Supervise, train and mentor accounting staff on all accounting functions; implement annual work planning and performance management reviews for Finance Department staff members.

• Under the guidance of the CFO, analyze existing accounting and finance systems and procedures and make recommendations for improvements to senior management.  Oversee the implementation and effective utilization of the new ERP system and related system enhancements.

• Enhance and implement internal controls; develop procedures, guidelines and documentation as needed.

• Close accounting periods and generate monthly and quarterly financial statements, ensuring compliance with GAAP and changing government regulations.

• Oversee preparations for annual external financial and compliance audits.

• Administer TRG’s payroll function through the external service provider (ADP).

• Assist staff in resolving operational accounting issues and problems in ways consistent with accepted accounting practices and corporate needs.  Additionally, act as a liaison between TRG’s Finance Department and other nonfinance personnel at all levels as well as outside parties.

• Provide guidance to finance staff and project managers on project financial data interpretation, budget tracking, and appropriate controls to ensure compliance with the applicable regulations and contract terms.

• Work with the CFO on incurred cost submissions, NICRA rates and corporate fiscal year budgets, and other analytical tasks as required.


Qualifications, Abilities, and Education Requirements:

• BS Degree in Accounting or equivalent field.

• An Active CPA license or CPA candidacy is highly desired.

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an Accounting Manager position or similar role supervising accounting staff.

• A minimum of 5 years’ in a U.S. Government contracting working environment.

• Advanced level of cost reimbursement project-based accounting skills.

• In-depth knowledge of GAAP and U.S. Government contracting and accounting regulations.

• Strong computer skills on MS Office and knowledge of and experience with recognized “GovCon” accounting software systems and electronic T&E modules (i.e., Deltek, Unanet, Jamis, MS NAV, etc.).

• Effective coaching and management skills, including demonstrated employee professional development and retention experience with a diverse team.

• Proven communication skills and strong customer service orientation.

• Team-orientated, collaborative approach, with a desire to work in a hands-on capacity.

• Capability to multi-task and perform well under pressure.

• High attention to detail and accuracy.


Preferred Skills:

• Experience in accounting, finance and operations for international projects.

• Knowledge of FAR and USAID rules and regulations.

• Knowledge of Federal Travel Regulations.

• Hands-on experience with complex new system implementations.


Applications Instructions: Please apply by visiting this link- https://trg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=55

 
About TRG

Training Resources Group, Inc. is an employee-owned consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia . Since 1973, TRG has provided organizational development and training services for U.S. government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and private sector/commercial clients.


As an employee-owned firm, we are each personally committed to the work we do. We understand that our success is entirely dependent on our ability to help our clients achieve their business and service goals. Internally, we place a great deal of emphasis on nurturing a widely held ownership mentality and participatory culture.