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Arlo is in search of an Accounting and Audit Program Analyst to support Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of Budget and Financial Management (OBFM) for financial management operations and programs. OBFM is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing agency policies and procedures governing accounting operations, financial management, budgeting, travel, and financial reporting and acquisition programs. OBFM contributes to the achievement of FHFA’s strategic and performance goals through planning and executing of FHFA’s budget and financial management programs.
The Program Analyst will analyze financial management processes, conduct routine and non-routine accounting transactions and processes, improve internal controls, strengthen policies and controls, increase transparency, and provide advice and recommendations to the Government. All decision-making and financial, program, and business management decision authority remains with the Government.
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Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors
- Respond to meeting and audit requests and route to the appropriate staff member.
- Coordinate logistics such as meeting requests, briefing and document distribution prior to scheduled meetings.
- Create technical and non-technical documents using appropriate software. These documents may include technical accounting forms, cycle memos, audit documentation, internal control documentation, memoranda, briefs, and reports.
- Edit internal agency or OBFM specific policies, procedures, and documents as requested. Editing includes, but is not limited to, proofreading as well as correcting format, grammar, and spelling errors. Create documents consistent with FHFA Official Documents Policy.
- Produce a variety of communications from informal email interactions with internal and external clients to formal memos, issue papers, presentations, executive briefings, and others.
- Provide audit liaison support to help facilitate the flow of information between OBFM and internal and external auditors. This includes development and maintenance of documentation and drafting responses to potential audit findings for the annual A-123 internal audit and the financial statement audit, which is performed by the Government Accountability Office.
- Manage, track, and deliver audit deliverables for both audits. Maintain the Budget and Accounting Officer appraised of any issues or potential issues based on interaction with the auditors and through the review of FHFA audit deliverables/documentation.
- Review and provide recommendations to the Budget and Accounting Officer based on OMB Circular A-123, internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR) for financial and business process areas and assess the impact of new financial management and other accounting treatment specific guidance on financial operations and supporting the implementation of new guidance when applicable.
- Participate in end-to-end walkthroughs of business processes, documenting business processes and controls, reviewing and updating cycle memos, reviewing the testing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, and monitoring all deficiencies for OBFM.
- Conduct research to investigate accounting and financial management issues and work collaboratively with the OBFM and other FHFA staff to formulate and recommend solutions.
- Perform internal controls over operations and assessments of improper payments in support of the Payment Integrity Information Act (PIIA) and provide recommendations to OBFM.
- Provide a broad range of financial statement audit and audit risk management and remediation support that support the agency's goals to maintain a clean audit opinion and improve internal controls.
- Support the development and execution of risk mitigation plans, corrective action plans, and broader remediation strategies designed to address financial risks and internal control or audit deficiencies and strengthen financial processes.
- Apply a variety of analytical, problem-solving, and reporting skills and techniques and provide regular routine and ad hoc reports associated with multiple systems and compile the information for further review by OBFM management and staff.
- Collect and analyze data, produce models and visualizations, and draw conclusions and develop recommendations from the data to improve decision-making for OBFM.
- Conduct research to investigate accounting and financial management issues and work collaboratively with the OBFM team to formulate and recommend solutions.
- Document and evaluate business processes and make recommendations for process improvements. Analyze and help develop and/or improve policies and procedures for a variety of programs and operational needs.
Education and Minimum Qualifications
- Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration with 3-5 years of related accounting and financial experience.
- Professional experience serving as an analyst with the private or public sector.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Heightened attention to detail, and the ability to create and edit technical and non-technical written work products and graphical presentations.
- Ability to view problems from multiple angles and apply a variety of solutions to solving them.
- Ability to participate in client-facing discussions and meetings.
- Ability to synthesize information quickly and learn new skills.
- Demonstrates proven thorough abilities in the following areas:
- Internal control assessments.
- Entity level controls, risk management, and fraud risk assessments.
- Supporting management internal control programs.
- Understanding deficiencies communicated by the client’s auditor or internal control teams, tracking audit provided by client (PBC) requests, responding to audit requests, developing corrective action plans, and executing remediation with a focus on internal controls over financial reporting and management financial statement assertions.
- Demonstrates the ability to understand client needs, participate within a team environment, and communicate throughout internal and external network in a manner that allows for successful execution of tasks.
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.