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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief Financial Officer in Chillicothe, Ohio

Summary The Financial Manager, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position is located in the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The CFO reports directly to the Associate Medical Center Director and is the financial expert responsible for establishing and maintaining a complex integrated system of financial staff services that contribute to effective management control over facilities budget for the implementation of clinical operations. Responsibilities Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Responsible for a complete accounting program that includes planning, adapting, or revising local accounting systems, analyzing and evaluating current and past performance, interpreting the effects of transactions, and applying accounting concepts to meet local needs. Internal controls that cross departmental lines must be established and reviewed with auditing and accounting oversight. Responsible for the technical processes of budget foundation, auditing review, accounting evaluation, and the overall budget execution for the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The employee will develop and recommend a budget plan that takes into consideration workload, FTEE, salaries, non-payroll requirements, and space. Negotiations with managers will also be handled at this level as the basis for recommending budget allowances and appropriations throughout the service. The employee ensures that the budget system is effectively utilized as an evaluation tool measuring program performance and effectiveness. Provides knowledge of Federal statutes, VA regulations and guidelines, Comptroller General Decisions and the regulations of the U.S. Treasury Department, GAO, Office of The Inspector General and the Office of Management and Budgeting are required, as well as a thorough understanding of management, payroll and budgeting techniques and systems. Distributes funds to program officials within the health care system, which reflect policy and budgetary intent, makes projections, and indicates what adjustments in plans are necessary to maintain equitable program balance. Actual expenses and receivable funds are also analyzed and compared with budget projections. Financial activity will usually include auditing functions and may include management or program analysis, or statistical services. Primary responsibility for the coordination and submission of a major cost accounting report that reflects the cost and workload of the various bed sections, outpatient areas, cost centers, and other non-VA activities. The validity of the data submitted for this report is of paramount importance due to the close relationship of the cost and workload resource allocation system used within the Veteran Health Administration for the allocation of dollars to operate healthcare systems. The scope of these duties includes, but not limited to: Budget Analyst oversite Employee Accounts oversite Accounting Oversite Auditing Oversite Operational/Strategic budget planning Budget analysis for space, construction, and renovation activities Long-range planning advisement for facility leadership. Finance advisement to multiple committees, to which this position belongs to as key stakeholder. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; Monday through Friday Telework: 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. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Chief Financial Officer/PD92787-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Financial Disclosure Report: Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/15/2024. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Individual Occupational Requirements: Applicants who meet the Individual Occupational Requirements described below are fully qualified for the specified entry grade and must also meet the specialized experience and/or education requirements. This position involves professional accounting responsibilities that require professional accounting knowledge. For this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements for the Accounting Series, GS-510. You must meet the following basic requirements within the Individual Occupational Requirements below: Please note, a transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. AND Your background must also include one of the following: 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR 3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. In addition to meeting the above basic requirements within the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR), applicants must also meet the experience relevant to this position. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating facility financial activities; providing support, advice, coordination for revenue activities; provideing direction, guidance, and oversight to service staff; demonstrating and conducting work performance critiques and coordinating with and providing advice to management in determining and recommending the allocation and expenditure of funds. 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 occasionally requires carrying of light objects such as files, books, and papers; some walking, standing, and bending. No special physical qualification is required. Personal Protective Equipment may be required in some work areas frequented by this position. Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office setting. The work is primarily sedentary. Most areas are well-lit and appropriately ventilated. 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 at this grade level. 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. 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/. During the application process you may have an option to opt-in to make your resume available to hiring managers in the agency who have similar positions. Opting in does not impact your application for this announcement, nor does it guarantee further consideration for additional positions. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.