Comptroller, Library of Congress

$132,552 - $199,300 yearly
  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress, Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Sep 03, 2021
Full time Government

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Closing Date: 10/01/2021


Senior Level

Excepted Service

Open to the Public

Full-time - Flextime


Relocation expenses not reimbursed


Exercises overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and direction of accounting operations, including accounts payable and the travel and purchase card programs; financial reports, including external financial reporting, financial statements, financial audit issue resolution oversight, accounts receivable, and interagency agreements; and disbursing, including disbursements and collections. Provides supervision for the Accounting Operations and Financial Reports division chiefs as well as the Disbursing Officer. As determined by the CFO, may also provide supervision for the Financial Systems division chief and oversight of the Legislative Branch Financial Management System (LBFMS) and Financial Reporting System.

Identifies and implements changes in practices to improve financial management and oversees implementation of recommendations for streamlining, automating, and improving accounting, financial reporting, auditing and disbursing, as well as financial system operations Establishes, evaluates and revises work processes to ensure organizational requirements and objectives are continually being met through a quality and customer service focus. Conceptualizes, develops and oversees management analyses leading to agency-wide enhanced financial management efficiency and effectiveness. Ensures agency-wide fiscal internal controls are tested and validated.

Provides expert and authoritative guidance on accounting and financial reporting procedures within the Library in accordance with GAO, Office of Management and Budget and Department of Treasury regulations and guidelines adopted by the Library of Congress.

Oversees the planning and preparation of all external financial reporting for the Library, in addition to the preparation and issuance of the Library’s annual audited financial statements, fiduciary financial statements, other congressionally mandated financial statements, and the annual Trust Fund Board Report. Works with auditors to ensure that the Library’s financial condition and results are reflected accurately in the financial statements and accompanying narratives. Resolution of audit findings may require cross-Service Unit involvement for timely and accurate resolution. Oversees development and implementation of monthly financial statement processes to ensure timeliness and accuracy in financial information.

Develops transparent, simplified accounting models for general ledger reporting on investment activities. Certifies proper reconciliation between custodial bank statements and the appropriate general ledger accounts as well as developing accounting procedures for reconciliation with bank statements. Oversees the Library’s accounting for and reporting on investment activities, ensuring that the Library properly records investment activity in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Department of the Treasury regulations.

Oversees the Library’s indirect cost program, including the methodology used to assess/charge indirect costs to the Library’s programs and fee-based services and the process used to perform calculations and apply rates. Responsibility includes the regular analysis of cost accounting methodologies for financial statements and overhead rates. Chairs the Library’s Indirect Cost Committee.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

As a principal advisor to the CFO, provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of financial, internal control, investment and other related issues. Advises FSD and other Library officials on financial management as needed.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials and service unit heads, as well as division chiefs, managers and staff. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with managers and senior officials of other federal and private sector organizations with related interests on matters related to the Library’s accounting and financial reporting function.