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Deputy Director - Fiscal Compliance

 

POSITION:
Deputy Director - Fiscal Compliance

POSTING NO:  #1282

DATE POSTED:
3/25/2014

LOCATION:
Office of Compliance & Enforcement (OCE)
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C.  20007-3552

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:

Regular/Full-Time/Exempt

 

ANNOUNCEMENT REMAINS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

CLASSIFICATION:
Band 3

 

 

Overview:  Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.

The Deputy Director (Fiscal Compliance) is responsible for managing the fiscal related oversight activities and operations conducted by OCE fiscal staff members, coordinating assigned activities with other OCE and LSC divisions, and providing support and guidance to the fiscal team, OCE management staff and the LSC Management team. The Deputy Director will report to, and is under the supervision of, the OCE Director. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Under general direction, plans, coordinates, and oversees the fiscal team’s work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
  2. Assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; recommends, directs and implements necessary changes.
  3. Oversees a variety of fiscal team responsibilities including the preparation of written documents and reports, review of audited financial statements, and the review of fund balance and other waiver requests.
  4. Provides assistance to fiscal team, OCE management staff and the LSC Management team; participates on a variety of working groups and committees; prepares and presents reports and other necessary documents.
  5. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fiscal management.
  6. Analyzes and assesses programs, policies and operational needs and makes appropriate adjustments; responsible for continually reviewing and recommending changes to ensure that the fiscal team’s procedures reflect best practices and industry standards.
  7. Participates in the selection and training of staff.
  8. Develops and administers division goals, objectives and procedures.  Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, anticipates consequences of proposed actions and implements recommendations in support of goals.
  9. As required, attends and participates in LSC Board Meetings and other conferences and training programs. 
  10. Represents fiscal team to other LSC divisions, departments, and outside organizations; coordinates assigned activities with those of other LSC offices.
  11. Assists Director by providing relevant, in accordance with risk assessment criteria, information and input to facilitate the selection of grantee programs to schedule for annual onsite review, investigation, training (on or off site).
  12. Oversees and coordinates relevant committees and work groups.
  13. Works with the Director to address OCE personnel issues involving the fiscal team, including, without limitation, performance evaluation reviews, personnel decisions, conflict resolution, new staff orientation, and basic administrative paperwork such as timesheets, leave requests, and travel expense report approvals.
  14. Works with Director to plan, supervise, and assess the work of OCE fiscal staff and meets with assigned staff to review work, create new strategies, implement projects, and advise on any work matter.
  15. Drafts updates to work manuals in accordance with policy and implements and administers projects.
  16. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

General:

Strong leadership and management skills; makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions; unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism; excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, well-written work product that requires minimal editing; excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively reach different audiences, including all levels of LSC management, and manage conflicts; strong commitment to principles of diversity; high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail; understanding of, and commitment to, organizational mission and goals; able to identify and understand trends that affect LSC, its grantees and their clients; strong organizational skills; adaptable and able to adjust to shifting and changing priorities and tight timelines; ability to coach, influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others; able to fairly and equitably apply LSC personnel policies; ability to develop and lead high performance/high morale teams and to foster teamwork; demonstrated experience working in and leading cross-functional teams in a mission-driven organization. Some travel may be required.

Technical/Specialized:
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field, and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive fiscal experience, including a minimum of five (5) years managing and supervising staff. A graduate degree or a relevant certification (e.g., MBA, CPA, CISA, CIA, or CMA) is preferred.

Significant experience reviewing and analyzing audited financial statements and auditor’s reports, and reviewing and evaluating accounting policies and procedures and internal controls. Capacity to interpret and understand regulations, including the LSC Act, that impact the fiscal responsibilities of an LSC grantee, and the ability to articulate and share with grantees the changes in practice necessary to  comply with regulations. Capacity to effectively work with team members to provide clear instruction and guidance to improve their knowledge base and practice.  Knowledge of federal policies and practices governing expenditures and the disposition of property and fund balances.  Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and of the principles, practices, and concepts involved with planning, conducting, and reporting on fiscal reviews and assessments. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience applying GAAP with a major CPA firm. Working knowledge of GAAP for not-for-profits entities preferred.

 
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary Range: $100,000 to $130,000 (including Locality Pay), depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit a résumé, cover letter (including where you saw the position announcement), and salary history to:
Legal Services Corporation
Office of Human Resources
3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20007-3522
Fax: 202.337.6383
E-mail: jobs@lsc.gov
 
Note: Electronic applications are preferred. If applying by e-mail, please include the job title in the subject line. If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until filled.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

LSC embraces diversity as a core value.  We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone.

LSC is an equal opportunity employer.