Lead Systems Accountant

U.S. Department of State

About the organization

Bureau of the Comptroller and Global Financial Services (CGFS), provides financial services and operations for the Department of State (DOS) worldwide and for many other agencies overseas. The services and operations are in accordance with the statutes, regulations, policies and procedures established by the central financial management agencies of the Federal Government.


Designs and Develops Accounting Systems Develops and drafts functional system specifications and procedures based on technically sound and accepted accounting practices that conform to Departmental and Federal government-wide guidelines; Coordinates with IT Specialist to plan and conduct testing implementation , and deployment of automated fiscal processes; isolate and solve design problems encountered.
Prescribes Accounting Standards, Policies and Requirements Plans, develops, and implements accounting policies and procedures as directed. Interprets impact of accounting policies on immediate and long-range management activities, and need for development and planning of new accounting systems. Determines the most desirable accounting techniques and internal controls to be employed in order to accomplish objectives.
Serves as Team Leader: Communicates and integrates the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services. Communicates assignments, projects, problems to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and
deadlines and time frames for completion.
Examines, Analyzes, and Interprets Accounting Data, Records: Monitors internal controls to ensure that finance and accounting functions are operating in accordance with established policies and procedures and resolves problems of an unprecedented nature in areas of responsibibility.


Mastery of a professional knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and, as required, financial and performance auditing, tax auditing, and financial management sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter -relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies, and various issues, e.g.: - design new and changing system and program environments due to new laws, regulations, and standards; - conceive new approaches to existing programs; - operate new and old systems concurrently; - establish programs central to the mission of the agency; - resolve problems of vital importance to the agency where there are conflicting economic and public interests; - apply advanced technology, as necessary; - comprehensively plan, analyze, determine cost/benefit relationships, and coordinate a great variety of functions, operations, teams, or interfacing administrative systems; - resolve issues where governing laws and regulations are highly interpretive and/or precedents are non-existent, obscure or conflicting; - plan and coordinate problem resolutions that involve a number of organizational entities; - develop creative solutions to controversial problems; - develop new systems for tax examination, tax management control, and tax documentation systems; - conduct examinations that require an integrated analysis of intricate and complex accounting systems, business activities, and financing



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