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Financial Reporting Manager

Appalachian Regional Commission
Washington, DC
  • Expired: October 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Organization Overview:

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC's mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.

Position Summary:

ARC is seeking a Financial Reporting Manager to manage the overall activities related to financial reporting to include the preparation of financial statements and maintenance and integrity of accounting processes at ARC. This position serves as a technical advisor to the Division Director, Finance and Administration on financial matters, including the application of Federal accounting and audit standards, establishing new and improving current internal financial controls, and automating financial information.  The incumbent ensures that ARC utilizes processes that are suitable for the accounting standards it employs and provides ARC management (Federal, State, and Commission) with financial performance data and reports required for program management across a wide range of areas. The incumbent must have strong technical, analytic, and organizational skills. The individual must have the capability to think strategically and communicate effectively.  An appreciation for and dedication to customer service is critical to be successful in this position. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements including the evaluation and validation of financial statements in accordance with FASAB and OMB Circular A-136, related transactions and trial balances, general ledgers, subledgers, cash and bank reconciliation, SF133 to the Statement of Budgetary Resources reconciliation, Treasury Statement of difference, GTAS, fluctuation analysis.
  • Master of the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of budgeting and/or financing; and the financial and budgetary relationships between subordinate and most senior levels of financial management and budgeting within the employing entity.
  • Adept knowledge of Federal accounting standards and systems, including General Ledger and Federal accounting systems requirements, Federal auditing standards, and CFO legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, oversee, and prepare complex accounting analyses and reconciliations to support the financial statements and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), FASAB, and OMB Circular A-136.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal government accounting practices, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to effectively manage accounting systems through external resources or internal staff.
  • Knowledge and application of OMB budget and reporting requirements.
  • Strong planning and time-management skills to include goals setting and meeting deadlines.
  • Impeccable communication skills: clear articulation and engaging presentation style.
  • Strong ability to use decisiveness, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making tools.
  • Excellent analytical and prioritization skills.
  • Core competencies: accounting (financial management) personnel in the federal government, accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, critical analysis.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and bring an energetic and innovative approach to his or her work.
  • Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) or preferred Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review.
  • Ability to travel (~10%).  If travel is needed, must maintain and possess a valid driver's license.

Why ARC?

Great Benefits:  ARC offers a collaborative work environment and a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, 401(k), paid time off, commuting subsidy, professional development, etc. This is not a federal position; however, if a federal employee is selected for this position and transfers without a break in service of more than three calendar days, he or she may be able to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits. ARC generally follows the General Schedule Salary Table of the Federal government.  ARC's grades denoted by "NF" are equivalent to the federal grade(s) on the GS chart.  This position is an GS13 (DC locality).

Strong Mission: Curious about the work we do at ARC? Read more about our newly released strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned, to check out our goals for the next five years. Our team is dedicated to innovation, partnerships, and investments in the Appalachian Region to help achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.  See our work in action at the Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow, where ARC is hitting the road to highlight those strategic goals and how Appalachia's 13 states are working to achieve them. 



Equal Employment Policy
ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC's business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact the Director, Human Resources. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to the Lisa Pansegrouw, Director, Human Resources at 202.884.7770 or at

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Appalachian Regional Commission


Washington, DC


Finance and Insurance