Financial Manager
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Jackson, MS

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect and E xcellence (“ I CARE ”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/ .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

DUTIES:
This position is located in Fiscal
Service at the VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
INCLUDE : Serve as the Chief, Fiscal Service at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Health Care System. Provide leadership and management
support to the Jackson VA Medical Center complex which includes the Medical
Center, the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16 Office, Regional
Counsel, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS), Community Based Outreach Clinics
(CBOC), Veterans Outreach Center, and the Natchez Cemetery. Report and analyze/interpret
financial and management data for program planning and execution purposes.
Direct
the operation of five assigned sections with the goal of producing high quality
service products to the Jackson VA Medical Center complex.

Provide
direction in the overall planning, managerial financial analysis and reporting
of fiscal services.

Provide
consulting support to the Jackson VA Medical Center and advise the center
director and other senior managers regarding long and short range station
financial operations.

Ensure
fund maintenance of programs, appropriateness of expenditures, and the
integrity of financial records for the Medical Center.

Lead the
staff in the formulation, development, and execution of annual budget plans.

Monitor accounting
activity for a commercial type double entry accounting system which includes
asset, liability, expense, income, budgetary, and capital accounts.

Interpret
financial policy, regulations, and other guidance and apply comprehensive
knowledge of financial management programs.

Maintain
responsibility for the collection of funds, cash disbursement, and all phases
of employee and beneficiary travel.

Establish
processes to control cash received or disbursed by the Agent Cashier office and
general ledger accounting in addition to processing all accounting transactions
for the Medical Center, Regional Counsel, the VISN Office, and the Natchez
Cemetery.

Develop
and manage a system for reporting general management and financial data.

Direct
the Financial Quality Assurance Program.

Work
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

***Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of
Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.
Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government
convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.
For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp .***

***Relocation/Recruitment Incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified
candidate.***

***A ppraised Value Offer (AVO) formerly Guaranteed Home Buy Out may be
authorized for a highly-qualified candidate.***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To
qualify for this position you must first meet one of the following Basic

Requirements:
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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) ~OR~
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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1.
Twenty-four semester
hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This
can include up to 6 hours of business law; ~OR~
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 described above, 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 degree described above; and (c) except for
literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting,
the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified
requirements.

~AND~

In
addition, you must also meet the Minimum Qualification Requirement Below:
GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service? Specialized experience is experience using supervisory and management principles while providing guidance in the implementation of laws, regulations, and procedures related to financial management; formulating financial plans, providing financial advice, developing budget policies, reviewing expenditures, and monitoring accounts receivable; analyzing past and current performance, projecting the needs of management, and planning, adapting, or revising accounting systems; resolving problems in the development of accounting systems and in the financial management of organizational programs; operating a variety of computer applications to review detailed financial data and maintain the maximum effectiveness of operations and work performance; and it includes the responsibility and accountability for planning, directing, and managing program operations.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position ( NARRATIVE RESPONSES ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ):
ABILITY TO DEVELOP AND APPLY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES.
ABILITY TO LEAD IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES TO INCLUDE INTEGRATING LOCAL AND NATIONAL POLICY.
ABILITY TO READ, INTERPRET, AND APPLY PUBLIC LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES.
ABILITY TO PREPARE FINANCIAL REPORTS AS THEY PERTAIN TO HEALTH CARE AND FINANCIAL/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT.
ABILITY TO PLAN AND MANAGE/SUPERVISE ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF GROUPS.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS: The work may require some physical effort such as standing,
walking, bending, sitting and occasional lifting (25 pounds or less). The
employee works in an office setting involving everyday risks or discomforts.
Normal safety precautions are required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

Veteran's Preference :
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:

Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;

Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;

Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and

Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.

BENEFITS:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp ). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service at: GV - Sonny - Montgomery Medical Center
1500 E Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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