Status: Full-time position
Location: Washington DC, DC
Job Summary: The AOC prides itself on our Core Values of Teamwork, Integrity, Pride and Professionalism. The Professionalism and Integrity of each AOC employee demonstrates our dedication to providing quality services and our commitments to holding ourselves to the highest standards. We recognize that we do our best work through teamwork, each of us lending our individual strengths and talents to the greater goal of the entire team. We respect each other and rely on each other in our efforts to make the AOC a center of excellence. We take pride in what we do and in the honor of serving Congress, the Supreme Court, and the American people each and every day.
The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care.
Qualifications: Applicant's must have a Bachelor's degree in 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.
A combination of education and experience of 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. Also include 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses, 6 of which can be in business law; a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor through written exam; degree with substantial course work in accounting or auditing.
Duties: The Staff Accountant:
Compiles data for AOC reports and executes a variety of professional accounting and program management duties to support the CFO and senior management.
Administers data gathering for annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). Consults with CEAR and other agencies. Tracks contractor support for graphics development and editing and makes changes as needed. Represents CFO and AOC in evaluation panels.
Creates a wide variety of cost accounting reports to support the Strategic Plans of the AOC. Acts as a technical expert and reviews existing financial and accounting programs. Determines needs for improvement and provides recommendations for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and recommends changes or updates that impact policies, procedures, and systems.
Evaluates the effectiveness of audit readiness internal controls, accounting operations, performance indicators, and trends to monitor performance. Is a liaison to the CFO on accounting and financial management issues and participates in meetings with other agencies.
Represents the agency in communications with internal and external organizations on matters related to the financial systems and program developments.
Facilitates development of financial and accounting policies, programs, and systems as well as quality assurance reviews of existing and proposed accounting processes. Assures adherence to Federal laws and the Architect of the Capitol regulations and practices.