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Financial Specialist

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 by U. S. District Court

Cleveland, OH 44101
Accountancy
Immediate Start
$47.2k - $76.7k Annual
Full-Time

FINANCE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Finance Department supports the work of judicial officers and staff as well as the Clerk's Office by overseeing all the transactions, payments, and financial reporting required to support the business of the court. Finance staff often collaborate with chambers, probation, and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Members of the finance team are highly analytical and detailed oriented; they are well organized and provide superior customer service to all internal and external stakeholders.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position assists in performing and coordinating administrative, technical, and professional work related to financial and accounting activities of the court, including compliance with appropriate guidelines, policies, and internal controls. The incumbent performs basic accounts payable and accounts receivable duties and reviews the accuracy of monies received and disbursed by the court, processes financial transactions, manages case load for criminal debt, and maintains required records in accordance with court policies and approved internal controls.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Assist in maintaining, reconciling and reviewing accounting records, consisting of the cash receipts journal, registry fund, deposit fund, and unclaimed fund as well as subsidiary ledgers and other fiscal records. Perform accounts payable and accounts receivable duties and have reasonability for the accuracy and accountability of monies received and disbursed by the court. Perform reconciliation of monies deposited, transferred, and disbursed by the court unit.

  • Assist with month end, fiscal year end, and calendar year tasks related to the Court's financial reporting, closing and opening of accounting periods, and 1099 tasks.

  • Assist in maintaining the Court's Attorney Admissions funds and assist with completing financial reporting.

  • Process victim restitution payments. Maintain records of restitution payments and ensure that victims receive payments. Assist with Processing returned checks. Provide customer service to victims and their representatives. Work with U.S. Attorney's Office and U.S. Probation to reconcile criminal debt accounts and receivable records.

  • Receive, review, and process travel and general payment vouchers. Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper codes. Communicate with individuals to respond to questions, problems, or insufficiencies with voucher submissions and the status of payment of vouchers.

  • Prepare reports and forms by compiling information. Use accounting software and systems to record, store, and track information.

  • Coordinate work efforts with other financial deputies in the financial unit.

  • Comply with guidelines, procedures, and policies established by the Administrative Office and the court unit. Adhere to appropriate internal controls for disbursement, transfer, recording, and reporting of monies.

  • Assist with reviews to ensure compliance with the Guide to Judiciary Policy, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Assist in training other financial clerks in the use of financial systems and tools.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications must be met at the time of application)

Applicants must have at least two (2) years of specialized experience. Specialized experience is progressively responsible clerical or administrative experience that provided knowledge of the rules, regulations, practices and principles, of financial administration and/or accounting; and involved the routine use of automated financial and accounting systems or other computer-based systems and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets or databases.

Preferred:

  • A bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or finance from an accredited four-year college or university is strongly preferred.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

  • Government accounting experience.

BENEFITS:

Employees of the U.S. District Court are eligible for, but not limited to, the following employment benefits:

  • Accrual of paid vacation and sick leave days; and paid holidays

  • Participation in pre-tax benefit programs (health, dental, and vision insurance programs, flexible spending accounts, commuter reimbursement benefit)

  • Group life insurance and long-term care insurance

  • Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

  • Traditional (pre-tax) and Roth (post-tax) retirement savings and investment plan through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) with employer matching contributions

  • Federal court employees can join the Federal Court Clerks Association, a national, professional court organization

  • Fitness center

  • Transit subsidy

HOW TO APPLY:

Email the following documents IN A SINGLE PDF file to (see below). ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE PROVIDED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Subject of Email should read: Vacancy 19-14-Financial Specialist

  • Cover Letter addressing your particular skills and experience; with an explanation of how those skills and experience may contribute to the organization.

  • Current Resume.

  • List of three (3) professional references

  • Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

First consideration will be given to application packets received not later than the close of business (5:00 p.m. EST), on August 2, 2019.

THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

All applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or be eligible to work in the United States. All appointments subject to FBI Fingerprint background investigation; with periodic reinvestigation, if applicable. Retention depends on favorable suitability determination. Judiciary employees serve under excepted appointments and are considered at will and can be terminated with or without cause by the Court. All appointments are subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer. All employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees.

The Court reserves the right to fill more than the advertised number of positions with this announcement, may modify the conditions of this job announcement, or may withdraw the announcement, any of which may occur without prior written or other notice.

Reference: 747632932

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