Sr. Expense Accounting Coordinator

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Accounting & Finance
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaAs an employee of the Atlanta Fed, you will help support our mission of promoting the stability and efficiency of the U.S. economy and financial system. Your work will affect the economy of the Southeast, the United States, and the world. The work we do here is important, and how we do it is just as important as what we do. We live our values of integrity, excellence, and respect every day. We do the right thing, we do things right, and we treat people right. A career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta gives you the chance to do work that touches lives and helps communities prosper.

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

We offer a dynamic hybrid environment.

This position is based in Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

Provides strong analytical support and project coordination for the Expense Accounting functions within the Financial Management and Planning (FMP) department. Provides guidance/consultation to all levels of management on complex situations. Researches and responds to ad hoc requests for information from senior management, Board of Governors, other Reserve Banks and System entities. Communicates findings and interacts with District staff, through various forums. Provides functional advice, guidance, and training.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting complex financial management and planning assignments and projects. Lead and facilitate expense accounting, vendor transactions, compliance oversight and reimbursements in a timely and accurate manner. Perform financial transaction compliance based on Bank and Board policies. Anticipates, interprets, and evaluates the effect of daily financial management on organizational needs. Conducts complex expense accounting, discretionary maintenance and travel spend tasks.

  • Prepares data trends, interprets results, compiles reports, and communicates findings to department leadership. Maintains documentation and monitors transactions in order to ensure compliance with cost accounting guidelines.

  • Maintains relationships with internal and external clients. Participates in complex financial analysis and projects, which can include district and System level work groups. This includes providing guidance to projects managers on policy requirements. Leads projects as assigned.

  • Provides guidance and support to junior staff members through training, problem identification and resolution to achieve the Team's objectives. Conducts analysis of data/reports of more complex operations to assure accuracy and identify issues. Makes recommendations to change current process in order to improve operational and or organizational efficiency.

  • Primary support for financial management and planning applications. Serves as a user liaison and or coordinator when testing and implementing new applications or maintenance releases. Reviews, analyzes and ensures proper functioning and accountability of financial records and system(s).

  • Conducts training on District procedures, guidelines, policies, and accounting software. Develops and conducts presentations and training and updates related materials on websites and SharePoint site. Assists with maintaining and updating related Bank policies.

  • Assists in the preparation of state and federal IRS tax forms for vendor and independent contractors, as well as travel for Bank staff. Monitors transactions for compliance with Audits or other internal and external reviews and recommend quality improvements.

Functional Knowledge Preferences Knowledge Areas:

  • Expense/Cost Accounting

  • Strong analytical skills/Data Analytics · Department Knowledge (processes, procedures, operations, etc.)

  • Customer Service Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite Certifications/Licenses

  • Power Bi

  • Accounting certification or similar knowledge

Experience: Five to eight years of experience in accounting or related field preferred

Education: Bachelor’s degree or four years of equivalent experience

Individual Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness

  • Problem Solving

  • Action-Oriented

  • Collaborates

  • Communicates Effectively

Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

  • 401K match, and a fully funded pension plan

  • Paid vacation and holidays, flexible work environment

  • Generously subsidized public transportation

  • Annual tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development programs, training, and conferences

  • And more…

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, rush jobs, change in workload or technological developments).

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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