FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN

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Agency:

Occupation:

  • Apply accounting policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of accounting or financial data.
  • Interpret accounting principles such as the Statutory Accounting Principles (SAP), United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP or GAAP), or an equivalent to ensure consistent application of regulatory procedures.
  • Research accounting and financial methods for procedural or regulatory changes in order to propose adaptations to existing policies.
  • Analyze new guidelines against existing financial data to determine impact on reported findings and draw conclusions for the basis of recommended action.
  • Identify and reconcile inaccuracies to ensure proper payment.
  • Process credit card payments for an accrued bill of lading or for services rendered over an extended period of time.
  • Examine invoices, vouchers, reimbursement requests, etc., to determine the method and accuracy of an authorized payment.
  • Maintain accrual financial records to monitor the integrity of the data and expenditures.
  • Enter accounting data into an accounting or financial management system utilizing General Ledger Accounting (GLA) codes, classifications and terminology.
  • Process accounting or financial data into a standard financial system such as a Standardized Accounting and Reporting System (STARS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the Defense Information Financial Management System (DIFMS), etc., to record transactions.
  • Track payment vouchers through the use of financial systems e.g., an organization's Financial Management System (FMS), a vendor pay system, United States () Treasury financial system, etc.
  • Use a Time and Attendance (TAA) payroll system to maintain attendance and payroll records.
  • Review financial/accounting documents to verify the authenticity of the request and approval signature.
  • Examine transactions involving vouchers or invoices to ensure accounting codes, signatures, prices, and services are annotated.
  • Research accounting or financial inconsistencies to determine source(s) of mathematical or reporting error.
  • Review mathematical computations of purchases, delivery charges, etc. to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Respond to financial and or accounting inquiries via email or other written means.
  • Participate in financial management or accounting meetings or workgroups to ensure problems are resolved and maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Provide technical advice to employees, supervisors and financial/human resources specialists on financial related rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Prepare technically accurate accounting and financial reports to identify problems and recommend corrective actions.