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Serco, Inc.

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Columbus, GA
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Job Overview:

Position Description

Serco is Hiring Accountants to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance recovery initiatives in Zone 2 across the Midwest. This position will consist of professional and non-professional personnel to provide support to state, tribal, territorial local governments, and some private non-profits. Serco strives to provide support quickly and efficiently to FEMA’s mission by helping those effected by man-made and natural disasters.

 

This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain/maintain/transfer a DHS Public Trust clearance.

This position is contingent upon customer requirements and/or their approval.

 

In this role, you will:

  • Reviewing applicant labor policies, pay rates, and fringe benefit information
  • Reviewing timesheets and employee work logs
  • Making recommendations and preparing plans, procedures, and directives relating to FEMA's FinancialManagement System and related financial management functions.
  • Analyzes invoices, construction bids, and other supporting documentation for construction costs.
  • Providing financial analysis and consulting services in support of the Public Assistance Division’sCommunity Disaster Loan Program.
  • Meeting with local governmental officials with the purpose of evaluating the local governments’ eligibility for a Community Disaster Loan(s)
  • Assisting the local governments with their Community Disaster Loan application(s); making recommendations on Community Disaster Loan amounts; requesting yearly financial audit files and supporting documentation from each active loan applicant
  • Provide governmental accounting expertise to perform financial evaluations and make recommendations on disbursement of funds based on eligibility regulations
  • Evaluate the local governments’ financial conditions and making recommendations to FEMA regarding Community Disaster Loan cancellation amounts; supporting FEMA’s pre-cancellation activities, which include outreach and planning
  • Work with FEMA and local governments on financial reconciliation; providing support on appeal activities to include research, analyses, cost estimation, review, writing decision paper and providing recommendations based upon historical data; and generating visual and written reports and briefings for reporting, tracking, performance monitoring, and other related purpose.

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, you will have:    

  • A minimum of 5 years of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) experience.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Accounting or higher
  • The ability to obtain and maintain FEMA Public Trust.
  • A United States Citizenship
  • The ability to obtain and maintain FEMA specific trainings.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to deploy to any location in zone 2 with a 24–48-hour notice after Task Order Award.
    • Zone 2 includes Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • The ability to go on 6–12-month deployments at a minimum.
  • Experience and comfortability using a smart phone.
  • The ability to work independently, in a team environment and under stressful conditions with tight deadlines.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License, CFA or comparable
  • FEMA Public Assistance experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the FEMA Public Assistance Program/Policy

If you are interested in supporting and working with our FEMA efforts, then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

 

To review Serco benefits please visit: https://www.serco.com/na/careers/benefits-of-choosing-serco.

 

If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

 

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]

 

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).