This opportunity is located in the Office of Financial Reporting and Business Analysis that executes the Department-wide internal control and financial risk management program; leads the payment integrity program and services, financial statements reporting and audit; and, develops the Department's financial analytics approaches to support these programs.
As the Deputy Director Financial Reporting and Business Analysis, you will:
Oversee and direct the activities of the Office of Financial Reporting and Business Analysis within the Office of Finance and Accounting, Office of the DOE Chief Financial Officer.
Provide financial management advice, guidance and support to Headquarters program and field CFO communities.
Lead the development of Department-wide internal controls and risk profile guidance including procedures and systems of internal controls and fraud management designed to safeguard Departmental assets and resources from waste, loss, unauthorized use and all aspects of the implementation of the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA), Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA).
Develop Department-wide guidance and procedures covering payment integrity and services, financial statements reporting and audits and a broad spectrum of the Department's financial activities as required under the Chief Financial Officers' Act, P.L. 101-576.
Be responsible for the publication of the annual Departmental Agency Financial Report.
Oversee the development and use of technology such as data analytics to identify and mitigate risks to strengthen payment integrity at the Department and to coordinate and collaborate the efforts with program and field offices, and Management & Operating (M&O) contractors.
Lead the review of the FFMIA and FMFIA annual assurance memorandum submitted to the Secretary and prepares the consolidated Department FMFIA assurance memorandum for submission by the Secretary to the President and Congress each year.
Resolve accounting and financial issues/problems of extraordinary difficulty that may require interface directly with the Department's auditors, OIG, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), Treasury, OMB, GSA, GAO, and other Federal agencies, on complex issues concerning both Departmental and government-wide implementation of policies, regulations, accounting standards and legislations.
Lead the analyses to resolve complex and sensitive cost accounting, and accounting standards impacting financial reporting and audit. Analyze payment integrity or internal control and fraud risk management issues affecting the Department, including service-centric approaches to data analyses in the management of payments, payment integrity, and financial reporting.
Promote Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity
Occasional travel - Travel 1-5 nights per month may be required for this position to attend conferences, meetings, and training
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM, executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with a DOE Executive Consultant to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.
CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE-Q level security clearance.
DRUG TESTING POSITION: As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
E-VERIFY: New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments.
The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package (MTQ narrative).
A sample 5-page executive level resume and ECQ narratives can be viewed at this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment.For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application addressing each MTQ listed below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs:
MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience at a diversified and geographically dispersed federal agency in leading the development, enhancement, execution, and review of internal controls and enterprise risk management under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, OMB Circular A-123, and the GAO Green Book.
MTQ 2: Demonstrated ability to lead a large federal agency that is complex and diverse in mission in department-wide or agency-wide financial management such as consolidation of financial statements and a payment integrity program, including improper payments and fraud.
MTQ 3: Demonstrated ability to advise senior management on a range of complex financial management issues at a diversified and geographically dispersed federal agency by incorporating best industry practices that arrived at recommendations which were successfully implemented.
There is a positive education requirement for this position.
A) Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
B) Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
You must provide a copy of your transcripts from an accredited institution. Be sure to include those transcripts directly applicable to determining your meeting the education requirements. Failure to provide proof of education will result in non-consideration for this position. OFFICIAL ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS will be required to be provided prior to entrance-on-duty for individuals selected.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see Department of Education