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Federal Accounting Consultant
City: Washington, District of Columbia, US United States
Position ID: J0521-1000
Employment Type: Full Time
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CGI is seeking a financial management/accounting resource to support financial management, financial statements preparation, and financial reporting activities at a large federal government agency in multiple capacities. Candidate will join a team of financial management and accounting specialists that provide accounting, financial statements preparation, audit, and financial reporting support. Candidate will be responsible for using financial and accounting systems to provide quality and timely financial reporting, supporting audit, financial statements preparation, and accounting services, and enhancing internal controls.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
The individual will be involved in a variety of financial management, financial statements preparation, accounting, and financial reporting tasks to meet the client objectives. This may include:
• Support with the preparation of the consolidated and component- specific financial statements, under short timelines;
• Prepare and produce accurate financial statements and supporting notes in accordance with Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Treasury in draft/final format for management’s review;
• Perform tie-point analysis from the general ledger, identify, and recommend solutions to determine the cause and resolving errors;
• Process, review, and analyze accounting entries/transactions, as necessary, to include budgetary and proprietary accounts for accounting activities;
• Prepare, review, and analyze fiduciary worksheets Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA), Unemployment Benefits (UEB) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Judgment Fund for the Department and ensure that balances reconcile to authoritative source balances;
• Prepare, review, and analyze component provider listing, confirmation memos, and consolidated elimination entry worksheet for accuracy and completeness that reconcile and support the Department’s Intra-Departmental elimination entry;
• Analyzing, various reports provided by Treasury to identify and resolve intra-governmental activity with the Department’s external trading partners;
• Reconcile subsidiary balances with standard general ledger account balances;
• Prepare and track Prepared by Client (PBC) items (e.g, financial statement-related items) assigned for submission to the internal auditors and external auditors by specified due dates;
• Review PBC work products received from external sources for completeness, accuracy and submission to the OIG and external auditors by specified due dates;
• Provide assistance to Government staff in the breakout and review of large, complex files from many external sources prior to finalizing the information as it pertains to quarterly and consolidated statements;
• Work closely with staff to ensure that there are no disconnects between the operational aspects of the reporting and the final quarterly statements;
• Review and update recommended changes to the Financial Statement Preparation Guide. In addition, ensure that the guide is distributed to all agency components. The Guide is the standard guidance used to prepare the financial statement packages for the components and consolidated Department. Ensure that all new changes are addressed adequately and are consistent with the Department’s new audit consolidation;
• Assist in resolving any complicated technical issues associated with the audit that require additional OMB or Treasury involvement and resolution. For example, if Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) or any of the authoritative bodies establish new reporting requirements, the Contractor shall assist with assessing whether the new requirement is applicable and, if so, determining the proper accounting and full reporting impacts;
• Develop and maintain an electronic tool to track various documents (i.e., fiduciary worksheets, financial statements, provider listings, PBC items, journal voucher processing etc.) to ensure timing submissions and meeting due dates;
• Prepare and draft supporting documentation required by the Treasury Financial Manual;
• Assist with monitoring and assessing performance measured activities associated with and/or related to Treasury’s quarterly InterGovernmental Transactions (IGT) and Fund Balance with Treasury (FBWT) scorecards and provide recommendations, as warranted.
• Review and prepare standard operating procedures for all task performed by agency;
• Evaluate all task and automate the process using computer and streamlined processes;
• Review Legal Representation letters and prepare Management Schedules for the component and Consolidated Financial Statements;
• Prepare the Department’s Agency Financial Report.
• Prepare and track Corrective Action Plans for findings issued by the Department’s external auditors
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
Solid understanding and knowledge of federal accounting, financial statements, and federal USSGL.
• Must have thorough working knowledge of preparing and analyzing complex reconciliations.
• Ability to review entries and ensure transactions match supporting documents.
• Ability to research and trace transactions in various financial or accounting systems.
• Ability to enter financial transactions into financial system.
• Strong analytic thinking skills; experience analyzing data from financial systems.
• Demonstrated understanding of MS Excel (pivot tables, formulas); ability to reconcile large sets of financial data. Ability to download data to spreadsheets and perform analysis based on inquiries.
• Strong writing and verbal skills.
• Prior experience with Momentum
• Knowledge of SQL
• Security Clearance
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