The position is the main point of contact for all agencies on all International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) issues and all Joint Administrative Services (JAS) section heads on ICASS financial issues. The full range of financial management services includes budget formulation, financial planning, budget execution, allotment accounting, analysis and reporting.
A. State ICASS Allotment Incumbent is the key financial advisor to management section heads for Brussels' USD 35 million ICASS allotment that funds support of the 51 ICASS agencies present in Belgium. Incumbent is primary responsible to prepare and formulate the appropriate final annual ICASS workload counts, the annual Field Budget Estimates, and financial plans upon Department/Agency request. Reviews and analyzes inter-office payments coming from Washington, Global Financial Services (GFS) Charleston, and other Financial Management Centers. Coordinates and discusses with the different service providers their time distribution and the annual workload count for the different types of services/transactions processed. Quarterly updates the ICASS software by the actual quarterly costs. Issues partial year and temporary duty (TDY) invoices to agencies as necessary.
B. Defense Attaché Office (DAO) Allotment Incumbent is the key financial advisor to the Defense Attaché Officer for its USD 600,000 allotment.
C. Special Projects Is often assigned other special tasks and projects by the FMO, D/FMO, Financial Specialist, or Financial Accounting Branch Supervisor and performs backup functions for all accounting positions as required.
Profile: Education and Experience: Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in Finance or Business Administration with minimum three years' experience in the fields of budget or accounting OR two years of post-secondary studies with minimum five years' experience in the fields of budget or accounting.
LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Dutch or French is required. (This may be tested)
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must be able to quickly learn and understand U.S. Government appropriation and budget processes and related regulatory/legal provisions. Must be able to quickly learn supported agencies' programs/projects and related financial management procedures. Must be able to quickly learn to operate the Regional Financial Management System, ICASS budget software and the Resource Allocation and Budget Integration Tools (RABIT), E2 Travel Program, the ILMS program, and the COAST program.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to advocate supported agencies' requirements orally and in written formats (memoranda, cables, budget justifications, etc.) to their Washington headquarters. Must be able to analyze and explain supported agencies' financial matters, problems, etc., to their managers who may not be familiar with appropriations, budget, regulatory, and other areas of financial management. Level IV typing, and ability to use calculator, word processor, and personal computer.
Offer: Permanent position Extra-legal benefits
Internal Number: 4799179
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