Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Financial Manager - Chief Financial Officer in Des Moines, Iowa
Summary As a financial expert, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for establishing and maintaining an integrated system of financial staff services which contribute to effective management control over VA Central Iowa Health Care System's facility/program operations and financial management program, which includes budgeting, accounting, employee travel program, agent cashier functions, and payroll. Responsibilities The CFO provides budgetary advice to the Director, Chief of Staff, Associate Director, Nurse Executive and carries out the technical process of budget formulation, presentation, and execution. The CFO plans and conducts studies; performs analysis and forecasting of the usage of funds; formulates major operating policies and plans for the budget period and develops local budget instructions and policies; prepares detailed analyses and estimates of annual funding needs for future budget years; and oversees the budget negotiation process with unit chiefs, ensuring processes allow resources to align with facility strategic plans. The CFO advises on the control of financial resources, directing the implementation and establishment of processes, policies, and procedures to ensure effective budget execution including the maintenance of locally developed databases and financial statements. The incumbent actively participates in a number of clinical and non-clinical councils, committees and workgroups at the local, VISN, and national level, analyzing how programmatic decisions will affect long-term budgets as well as the overall sustainability of services offered. The CFO oversees the establishment and maintenance of a comprehensive accounting system which includes assets, liabilities, expenses, income, budget, and capital accounts. Serves as regional/national expert authority on reconciliation of integrated accounts for a variety of accounting systems that must facilitate the maintenance of detailed records for payments, entitlements, and collections by fiscal year fund and appropriation. The CFO administers an accounting system designed to track, reconcile, and report on agency-administered programs and/or appropriations for which the agency has legislative oversight responsibility, and is responsible for the accounting reporting and audit processes, as well as the annual certification of the facility financial statements. The CFO oversees the health care system's civilian payroll services and is ultimately responsible for establishing local policies and procedures to ensure internal controls and for collaborating with external entities that process payroll transactions. The CFO ensures training and tracking of training records for Timekeepers and Certifiers. The CFO oversees the Employee Travel Program, including the Employee Travel Card and Centrally Billed Travel Card Program, ensuring compliance with the program standards, regulations, policies and procedures The CFO is responsible for the oversight of the agent cashiers, including veteran beneficiary travel payments, patient funds, replenishments, deposits, and veteran co-pays, ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place to strengthen accountability, advance of funds, and disbursement activities. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telework: Ad Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Financial Manager - Chief Financial Officer/PD303700 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/07/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include work involved in directing a program for the management of the financial resources of a complex organization with duties and responsibilities in developing, coordinating, and maintaining an integrated system of financial staff services including accounting, budgeting, management-financial reporting, auditing, management analysis, payroll operations, employee travel services and agent cashier operations; exercising effective control over the financial resources of an organization; coordinating and synthesizing financial and management data so as to interpret the composite financial results of operations to all levels of an organizations management; advising on, developing, coordinating, and carrying out financial policies, procedures, and plans; reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting upon program accomplishments in financial terms; and advising and assisting the management officials of the organization by supplying financial management advice required to make management decisions, establish organizational goals and objectives, and in all respects to manage an organization. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Decision MakingFinancial ManagementLeadershipManages ResourcesProblem Solving Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work of this position is principally sedentary. Work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education There is no educational substitution for specialized experience at this grade level; however, you must submit either a transcript or professional certification obtained through examination, depending on how you meet the basic requirement for this occupation as described in the qualifications section of this announcement. Please be sure to include ALL relevant transcripts. Transcripts will be reviewed for required coursework. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. 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