As a Policy Analyst (Accounting), you will: • Provide technical support and expertise in the development of FCA's accounting policies applicable to Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions. • Manage and participate in regulatory, policy, and prior approval projects, including those related to complex financial accounting, disclosure, and reporting issues. • Participate in projects related to mergers, consolidations, or other corporate or non-corporate formations, adjustments, reorganizations, or terminations in accordance with FCA regulations and guidance. • Contribute to the development of FCA disclosure, reporting, and governance rules for compliance by FCS institutions. • Identify emerging issues and risks and work with team leaders and other management to develop strategies and innovative options resulting from changes in the Farm Credit Act or other applicable federal laws, regulations, and industry standards and guidelines, and assessing the impact of those issues on the operations of FCS institutions. • Prepare and deliver verbal and written briefings, reports, and other presentations to the FCA Board and executive management, and serving as a liaison between the FCA and FCS institutions. • Provide assistance to other regulatory and policy work groups on Agency accounting policies, U. S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and FCA rules related to disclosure, reporting, governance, and other corporate principles.
• 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. The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing;" OR Certified Public Accountant.
• Experience conducting portions of studies on the impact or implementations of new policies; • Experience researching and analyzing accounting and financial reporting issues; and • Experience developing and presenting recommendations to higher-level decision makers.
• Experience serving as an analyst on a range of operations, management and accounting policy/program activities requiring application of writing, critical thinking and problem-solving methods to assess potential impacts to a financial organization; and • Experience supporting the development of regulations, policy statements, or other regulatory guidance or assisting with development of materials to implement regulations including internal and external guidance.
• Experience serving as a Project Manager for regulatory development projects or overseeing work groups focused on disclosure, reporting, governance, technical accounting, and operational and management issues; • Experience leading efforts on drafting regulations, policy statements, and other regulatory guidance; and • Experience drafting a variety of written work products/deliverables such as training materials, comment letters, reports, and briefing papers for distribution to senior leadership and key stakeholders.
The Farm Credit Administration is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: VH-38 (GS-12 equivalent): $89,106 to $146,876 per annum.
VH-39 (GS-13 equivalent): $101,844 to $168,042 per annum.
VH-40 (GS-14 equivalent): $116,517 to $192,253 per annum.
About Farm Credit Administration
FCA’s mission is to ensure a safe, sound, and dependable source of credit and related services for all creditworthy and eligible persons in agriculture and rural America. Our agency was created by a 1933 Executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Today the Agency derives its authority from the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended.