Competitive Innovations, LLC (CI) is seeking a Financial Analyst to support the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s Office of Global Programs (DRL/GP). The position is a member of the Office Administration Team. The Financial Analyst provides support for the full range of Administrative Specialist functions, including receiving, reviewing, and processing requests for supplies, equipment, furniture, office services and procurement. They will maintain various financial reports extracted for ad hoc reconciliation; performs comparative research on particular accounts that may be overstated or understated; and preparation for year-end closing of six different funding appropriations, some of which may be earmarked by Congress. This position provides DRL leadership technical assistance throughout the federal assistance lifecycle that include pre-award, award, and post-award phases in grants and cooperative agreements. This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.
- Develop a process for internally tracking and reconciling accounts, which systematically tracks the process from beginning to end.
- Assist in the preparation and collection of documentation for review and perform aspects of the closeout functions deemed necessary; maintaining accurate reports and reconcile accounts
- Work with program analysts to attain knowledge of all the applications and systems used for financial management; collect documentation and determine the necessary steps to close out expiring and/or expired actions.
- Work with program analysts to draft correspondence to organizations during the close out phase to ensure each organization understands the process and requirements of closing their account
- Assist in preparing briefing materials for monthly and quarterly meetings for discussion of closeout, and audit preparations
- Prepare presentations for workshop to discuss guidance and best practices for using the Payment Management System and other systems to ensure compliant and efficient closeouts
- Attend stakeholder workshops and conferences on topics related to their duties and responsibilities, provide program monitoring and technical assistance to grantees, while supporting the FTE
- Assist in the coordination of foreign assistance funding throughout the federal assistance life-cycle that include pre-award, award and post-award phases in grants and cooperative agreements
- Track the foreign assistance lifecycle progress throughout the fiscal year
- Coordinate and assist the DRL/GP Leadership in the administration and coordination of international human rights and democracy foreign assistance programs.
- Proficiency in using different styles of tracking and monitoring payments and designing and managing complex Excel spreadsheets is required.
- Must be able to travel globally to highly sensitive areas with little notice.
- Secret level security clearance
- Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience or a master’s degree with 1-2 years of experience
- Detail-oriented self-started
- Interest in accounting principles and international program management
- Must be flexible and able to work during the seasonal time of preparing for year-end closing and certification of multiple reports at the final stages of closeout, usually September
- Ability to communicate orally to conduct fact finding interviews, meet and deal with management officials, and present recommendations to management
- Ability to communicate in writing to develop policy, guidance, instructions, and reports of findings and recommendations
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
- Qualified candidates that are HUBZone residents, preferred (check your status here: https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map#center=39.828200,-98.579500&zoom=5)