Financial Counselor

US House of Representatives - Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

About the organization

This position is located in the Financial Counseling Directorate, Office of Finance, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), U.S. House of Representatives (House). Office of Finance provides financial management services to Leadership, Members, Committees, Officers, and Offices of the House. The Financial Counseling Directorate provides guidance and support to Leadership, Members, Committees, Officers, and Office of the House regarding their Official Expenses (including Members’ Representational Allowances) and processing reimbursement vouchers in accordance with the House rules and regulations.

Duties

•Reviews and approves vouchers. Analyzes voucher submissions for completeness and accuracy. Ensures vouchers are in compliance with House rules and applies appropriate accounting strip information.
•Processes vouchers, vendor invoices, records and reports, as necessary, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Accurately enters payment requests into financial systems/software (e.g. PeopleSoft) as needed. Ensures payments are prompt, accurate, timely, and consistent with contracts, purchase orders, leases, and applicable rules and regulations.
•Ensures transactions are correctly reflected in the General Ledger (e.g. include the right codes) and works with stakeholders to resolve issues as needed. Uses financial systems/software to research and troubleshoot financial transactions. Takes appropriate action to resolve errors (e.g. duplication and/or discrepancies). Verifies and/or reconciles information/data entered into financial systems/software.
•Researches, interprets, and accurately applies relevant laws, rules, and regulations.
•Proactively engages with customers, providing them information/data in a timely manner and provides professional and consistent consultative solutions in response to customer inquiries.
•Communicates effectively with customers and provides consultative solutions to resolve critical issues that impede delivery of required services in a timely manner.
•Performs data entry and manipulates and/or retrieves information and data.

Qualifications

•Minimum 5 years experience with/in applicable program area/discipline with an emphasis on customer service.

•Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to the position or an equivalent level of professional work experience preferred.

•Working knowledge of automated office systems and software programs, including financial systems/software, and ability to use them to enter data.

•Knowledge of the legislative environment, House, Office of Finance, and the operations thereof, preferred.

•Knowledge of relevant laws, rules, and regulations.

•Ability to understand and apply workplace policies, processes, practices, rules, and established procedures.

•Knowledge of payment processing, purchase orders, and contracts/agreements, preferred.

•Ability to establish effective working relationships with senior staff and other high-ranking officials.

Salary

$60,026 - $68,624

Application instructions

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