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Financial Assistant, -- United States Embassy   Job Details
OPEN TO: ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES (Current employees serving a probationarylangs/en.js"> period are not eligible to apply) POSITION: Financial Assistant, FSN-08 OPENING DATE: January 31, 2012 CLOSING DATE: February 13, 2012 WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week SALARY: **Ordinarily Resident (OR): $14,809 per annum starting salary (Position Grade: FSN-08) *Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-06 (to be confirmed by Washington) NOTE: ALL NON-LIBERIAN APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS ALLOWING WORK IN COUNTRY BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
The U.S. Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Financial Assistant within the Financial Management Section. BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION: Is the accountant and expert voucher examiner for State’s Program, INL and Public Diplomacy allotments and provides substantial input for related budgets. As part of the voucher examining responsibilities, prepares complicated travel vouchers for all agencies’ personnel. He/she serves as backup in maintaining the Embassy’s accounts receivable for POVs, telephone bills and inter-agencies receivables. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • As the accountant for State Program, INL and PDA allotments, utilizes the computerized Momentum (RFMS) system to input advice of allotments, obligations/deobligations and prepares and input journal vouchers as necessary. Computes and establishes mandatory recurring obligations and constantly monitors funds usage relative to the budget and fulfillment of the allotment’s objectives. Reports on projected shortfalls or excesses. • As an expert voucher examiner for State Program, INL and PDA allotments, audits difficult and complex invoices from purchases orders to contracts to ensure that all is in accordance with agreements made and with appropriate regulations. . • Includes complicated transportation and travel vouchers whose varied routings, for example, must be assessed. Utilizes the payment module of the computerized Momentum (RFMS) system to process audited voucher payments. As part of his/her responsibility, uses the E2 software to prepare travel claims for all the travelers at post as well as audit related documentations. • Performs special projects as assign and as back up to other positions as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Satisfactory completion of Bachelor degree is required. Completion of some commercial subjects (e.g., Bookkeeping, Accounting) is highly desirable. 2. Three years in voucher examining, accounting and related fiscal work; including six months experience as voucher examiner and accountant for US government agencies. 3. Instruction on guidelines listed on 16b. On the-job training and formal training on E2 Software, and the Momentum (RFMS) system for accounting and vouchering will be required. 4. Level III (fluent) English is required. 5. Must have the ability to comprehend and apply to the voucher examining process detailed regulations and procedures pertaining to work at this level. Must have tact and ability to explain clearly and convincingly the rationales for disallowances and collections relating to such cases as travel and household effects shipments. Typing at level 1 (less than 40 wpm). A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Human Resources Office, (231) 777-054824) and at SELECTION PROCESS: When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application. ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy. 2. Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. 3. Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply. 4. Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. 5. Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application: 1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or 2. A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or 3. A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus 4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application. 5. Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above. 3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application: A. Position Title B. Position Grade C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known) D. Dates Available for Work E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used F. Date and Place of Birth G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number) I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No) K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class/Type M. Days available to work N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location) O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference P. Education Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition R. Language Skills S. Work Experience T. References SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Human Resources Office Attention: Financial Assistant American Embassy P. O. Box 98 1000 Monrovia 10 Liberia Drop in application box at Gate #3 The Universal Application Form (DS-174) can be picked up at Gate 3 or the Human Resources Office or accessed on line.
Job Category:   Accounting/Auditing
Job Type:   Permenent
Job Location:   Montserrado
Job Posted:   Feb 03, 2012
Job Expires:   Feb 13, 2012
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