• Foreign Service Financial Management Officer Washington
  • Department Of State in Washington, DC, United States
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  • 3 weeks ago

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The U.S. Department of State is developing a rank-ordered list of eligible hires for a limited number of Foreign Service Financial Management Officer (FMO) positions based on the needs of the Department. Learn more about the Department of State and a career in the Foreign Service at https://careers.state.gov...

There is more to joining the Foreign Service than just salary. Refer to the Benefits section for more information on total compensation.


FMOs are responsible for the management of the financial activities of our diplomatic and consular posts abroad, at our Financial Services Centers, and in Washington, D.C. Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Serve as Chief Financial Officer at the assigned location and act as funds control and certifying officer for USG agencies, with responsibility for the correctness and propriety of all payments.
• Provide a full range of financial services including development of budgets and financial plans, control of obligations and expenditures, preparation and audit of payment vouchers, responding to audit requests and close audit recommendations, administration of payroll plans, salary and allowance payments, grants, cashier operations, the purchase of foreign currencies, and disbursement of funds. Manage the finances for VIP visits, Representation and Official Residence Expenses, as well as monitor acquisitions, to included leases and purchase. Develop and manage travel and training budgets as well as tuition and other dependent education expenses.
• Facilitate the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) Platform by managing ICASS finances and budget for all U.S. Government agency customers, administering agreements and resolving disagreements, ensuring labor and funding resources, and performing data analysis.
• Negotiate and administer agreements with other USG agencies to provide administrative support services through Department of State facilities and personnel.
• Establish and maintain working relationships with local banking officials and fiscal authorities, and conduct negotiations concerning exchange rates and banking services.
• Cultivate local contacts with Host Government Officials to negotiate elements of Local Compensation planning and reporting.
• Serve as key advisor to senior embassy management and advise other managers in program decision-making and planning by analyzing financial aspects of various programs, reviewing performance metrics for accomplishments of strategic goals and objectives, so that managers can determine the best use of limited resources.
• Help develop and maintain the Department's financial management system, ensuring compatibility with requirements of the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and that it meets user needs for accurate, timely financial data and processing.
• Use Department of State computer systems to record, analyze, and report financial data and plans.
• Supervise, evaluate, train, and promote personal professional development of Locally Employed Staff, U.S. Direct Hire Staff, and contractors who provide continuity to the accounting and financial work done overseas and domestically.
• Support the use of financial software tools and ensure adequate financial management staffing levels.
• Demonstrate commitment to equal employment and diversity and inclusion principles and provide guidance on human resource financial questions.
• Broaden knowledge of financial management policies/practices of other agencies, improve language competency and cultural sensitivity, and participate in shared mission activities.
• Follow all security procedures, establish and assess management controls, mitigate risk, using policy guidelines and generally accepted accounting standards, for the prevention of waste, fraud and mismanagement
Washington DC United States


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