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Posted Date 4 months ago(11/18/2020 10:19 AM)
  XLA is looking for a NFIP Flood Underwriter to support FEMA/NFIP. This position is remote.   Underwriter will support flood insurance standard business operations, providing underwriting subject matter expertise to daily business operations of the NFIP and Federal Insurance Directorate (FID). The Underwriter will be providing support to FEMA and they will be in close coordination with the WYO insurance companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor as they work together to ensure that each policy is correctly written and rated..   The work that the Underwriting Team will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such.   - The Underwriting Team shall provide underwriting subject matter expertise and support (utilizing staff with a minimum of three (3) years of experience underwriting flood insurance) to FEMA, the WYO companies, the NFIP Direct, and policyholders, helping ensure that each policy is correctly written and rated. - The Underwriting Team shall receive, resolve, and track underwriting inquiries and coverage problems referred by FEMA, policy holders, agents, WYO companies, State Insurance Departments, and others. For underwriting files where there is a question of coverage involving policy interpretation, the Underwriting Team shall promptly refer them to FEMA through the COR. The Underwriting Team has three (3) business days from the date of receipt to respond to a WYO company or NFIP Direct Contractor inquiry or forward it to FEMA. The Underwriting Team has three (3) business days from receiving FEMA’s response to an inquiry to send it to the WYO Company or NFIP Direct Contractor. - The Underwriting Team shall also provide the following support: - Technical assistance, as directed by FEMA, to WYO companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor with applying the proper rules and regulations of the NFIP to their policies. - Providing analysis, support the development, implementation, and communication of the requirements for NFIP rate and rule changes. - Gather rating and payment information, calculate refunds, perform quality control, and process prior term premium refunds as directed and approved by FEMA, including HFIAA Section 28 provisions, when applicable. The Underwriting Team shall process up to 20,000 Prior Term Refunds. The Government will provide payment of the refunds. - Respond to NFIP inquiries from a WYO, NFIP Direct, or other NFIP stakeholders. - Underwriting technical expertise in Operational Reviews. Review NFIP policies for accurate rating and processing to ensure valid documentation and policy information was obtained by the WYO or NFIP Direct. - Coordinate Coastal Barrier Resource Act (CBRA) eligibility with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the WYO or NFIP Direct. - Provide the status of ongoing and completed inquiries and tasks to the NFIP’s Underwriting branch or COR monthly. - The Underwriting Team shall provide support for Special Rating and the Submit for Rate process based on FEMA guidance. The Underwriting Team shall process Submit for Rates. The Underwriting Team shall obtain and validate underwriting policy files from WYO companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor. All necessary documentation must be verified for accuracy and completeness prior to submittal to FEMA for review. The Underwriting Team shall review and verify that inquiries on new and existing policies are correctly rated. The Underwriting Team shall follow up on pending new and existing policies and request additional information from the WYO companies or NFIP Direct Contractor, if needed. - Policy Appeals: The Underwriting Team shall support underwriting policy appeals. Activities include: - Support the collection and submission of data to substantiate policy appeals, including but not limited to designations of 1316, Coastal Barrier Resource Area, repetitive loss, severe repetitive loss, property address waivers, floodproofing, special rating, preferred risk policy eligibility, leased federal properties, and prior term refunds. - Review and recommend approval or denial of the policy appeal. - Coordinate with other FEMA contractors to ensure that the policy appeals are fully adjudicated in a timely manner. - Implement any adjustments or corrective actions as a result of FEMA’s adjudication of the policy appeal.  
Job ID
2020-3369
Location
US-
Posted Date 4 days ago(3/1/2021 10:44 AM)
    XLA is looking for a Technical Writer with Underwriting experience, preferred. The Technical Writer will support underwriting operations and communications to ensure artifacts have no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors and are precise, concise, and reflect agency values, clear writing, and exemplary professionalism.  The work that the Contractor will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such. Responsibilities include: - Full-time hands-on Technical Writer with strong technical editing, proofreading, and formatting skills to maintain and support NFIP program and underwriting documents (e.g., Communications of all types, Departmental documents, SOP’s, Manuals or booklets or other reference material, operating forms, FEMA documents, ) - Identify trends and issues and propose strategies to address them in program documentation. - Provide NFIP expertise to support and review documents or language for accuracy, participate in meetings, provide recommendations, etc. with FEMA stakeholders. - Support peer reviews and proofreading as required to ensure consistent and accurate information. Gather concurrence from many program offices internally or within FEMA when needed - Provide editing support, including a write-editor and a line editor to ensure that the products meet government standards of writing in plain English language and are consistent with GPO Style Manual. - Translate complex underwriting technical material or recommendations into simple, clear explanations or instructions. - Creating manuals, technical bulletins, and other materials as designated or required, and review material for accuracy and consistency. - Support/update underwriting forms (Application, Endorsement, Cancellation forms), as needed - Support bilingual (Spanish) materials, as needed - Cultivate a quality, service-focused environment that provides FEMA quality products and services. - Able to communicate, facilitate and work clearly and concisely with product owners, stakeholders, clients, and other contractors - Support FEMA’s goals with a focus on the NFIP world-class service goal with quality, process, and service
Job ID
2020-3367
Location
US-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/12/2020 10:19 AM)
The Business Analyst (BA) will be part of a team to support insurance standard business operations, including claims subject matter expertise, and daily business operations of the NFIP and Federal Insurance Directorate (FID). The BA will be providing support to FEMA and they will be in close coordination with the WYO insurance companies and the NFIP Direct Contractor as they work together to provide the information required by the NFIP. The BA will also engage in support activities that include tracking, collecting, disseminating, maintaining, and updating information on the NFIP and the WYO companies.   The work that the Contractor will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such.    Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:   - Ability to write daily reports - Monitor weather impacts to determine which areas could be affected - Work with data sets such as percentage of homes with policies and percentage of disasters that could occur - Provide Flood Adjuster Certification management support. All adjuster registration, training and status must be uploaded to SharePoint and kept current.  Maintain a list of all active adjusting companies and training plans from Flood Adjuster Capacity Program WYO approved adjusting companies. - Support a plan to provide additional qualified and registered adjusters with an active Flood Control Number (FCN) to the COR for approval prior to May 1st each year - Support the collection and tracking of information about coverage issues, policy interpretation, severity questions, and all other claims matters to ensure that all communications meet FEMA deadlines for turnaround or response as required in the contract - Support all aspect of Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) Tracking, Documentation requirements and Reporting - Collect and maintain information on all Cause of Loss and Subrogation Reporting forms submitted by WYOs and NFIP Direct - Support analysis and summarize the results of the re-inspections, including identifying trends, overpayments and underpayments, etc., support a quarterly report on re-inspection activities to FEMA - Provide support to special claims projects and ad-hoc analyses. The projects may involve an in-depth review of claims files and field surveys of specifically identified areas (e.g. condominiums, ICC, repetitive loss, subrogation, CBRA, etc.). - Support analysis and summarize the results of the re-inspections, including identifying trends, overpayments and underpayments, etc., support a quarterly report on re-inspection activities to FEMA - Request claims and underwriting files from WYOs and NFIP Direct as needed - Provide support to update departmental and FEMA documentation as needed  
Job ID
2020-3363
Location
US-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/12/2020 10:09 AM)
  The Flood Insurance Appeals Claims Adjuster (ACA) will support the claims appeals process and follow NFIP guidelines to deliver a great claims experience.  The ACA begins the process by acknowledging receipt of the appeal in writing to the policyholder and requesting the claim file from the insurer.  The ACA will support the triage insurer response, and examiner determination queues in Pivot.  The ACA will effectively communicate with the policyholders to obtain the appeal details and supporting documentation required to make a recommendation accurately and quickly using the Pivot platform.  When approved, this will provide a decision in writing with specific information concerning the resolution of the appeal.    The work that the Contractor will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such.   Additional Responsibilities include: - Apply general knowledge of insurance theory and practices, and contracts and their application - Have a Current Flood Certification Number (FCN) & ID card with all endorsements (Residential and Manufactured Housing, small comercial, large commercial, and condominium (RCBAP) adjustment authorizations required); or have the ability to secure an FCN within 6 months of hire; or demonstrate a past level of this certification, or recent work experience at this level of expertise - Have a Minimum of 5 years flood claim adjusting field experience and 3 years of flood claims examining experience - Utilize experience using issue – rule – analysis – conclusion (IRAC) format - Coordinate with other FEMA Contractors to ensure that the policy appeals are fully adjudicated in a timely manner - Request claims files, uploading the documents and synopses and facilitating the review of these files - Scheduling calls and meetings with FEMA, policyholders and/or WYO Companies about post-decisions - Implement adjustments or corrective actions as a result of FEMA’s adjudication of the policy appeal - Monitor and report on policyholders with active appeals who file suit - Review and recommend approval or denial to FEMA of the policy appeal - Support in developing and maintaining a repository in SharePoint or FEMA folder of completed decision memos - Support the implementation of a Flood Insurance Appeals web portal for policyholders to enter their appeals into Pivot - Support the maintenance of the FEMA Appeals email inboxes - Availability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate availability of the policyholder - Strong analytical, investigative and problem resolution skills - Ability to work independently - Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to handle challenging situations and people - Flood claims software knowledge, certification, or experience
Job ID
2020-3362
Location
US-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/12/2020 9:44 AM)
The Flood Insurance Claims Adjuster (CA) will be part of a team to provide expert experience on flood insurance claims to respond to and support FEMA, the WYO companies, the NFIP Direct Contractor and other NFIP stakeholders in the implementation of the NFIP.  The CA will effectively communicate with the NFIP stakeholders to ensure the proper collection of accurate claims information for all claims, as needed to provide supporting documentation to reinspect the claim accurately and quickly using flood claims estimating software and best practices.  They will explain coverage of the loss, applicable policy provisions & the claim process to the stakeholders and effectively communicate with vendors as necessary.  The CA will also provide expert support in order to address correspondences and other NFIP Program inquiries/issues.   The work that the Contractor will perform will be UNCLASSIFIED. It should be noted that a substantial amount of data is considered Personally Identifiable Information and must be treated as such.   Additional Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: - Required to be an NFIP authorized General Adjuster to make on-site property re-inspections; one General Adjuster is required at each re-inspection. - The General Adjusters will support FEMA by reviewing and investigating losses through claim file reviews or re-inspections. - The General Adjusters are required to be claims professionals, have correct authorization with an active Flood Control Numbers (FCN), have appropriate NFIP flood insurance claims experience to expertly address difficult technical claims issues with policyholders and their representatives and have the computer and software skills necessary to perform the duties. The General Adjusters must demonstrate excellent customer service skills and written and verbal communication skills. - NFIP General Adjusters may be required to travel extensively in the USA, and the U.S. Territories. Note: the program covers travel for re-inspections. - The Adjuster Team shall collect Adjuster Preliminary Damage Assessment (APDA) forms via email and enter necessary data into the SOR for reports used by community floodplain management and FEMA. - The General Adjusters shall support the effort to analyze and summarize the results of the re-inspections, including identifying trends, overpayments and underpayments, etc. The Team shall provide a quarterly report on re-inspection activities to FEMA in a FEMA approved format.. - The Adjuster Team shall maintain a detailed database in SharePoint of the re-inspections and the associated findings. - The Adjuster Team shall provide feedback to FEMA, the WYO companies, and the NFIP Direct Contractor on claims matters arising from re-inspections, including repeated issues and trends. - The General Adjusters shall support FEMA by reviewing and investigating losses through claim file reviews or re-inspections. - The General Adjusters shall record and report their findings on the re-inspection form, which must be completed in full and signed by both the WYO company representative and the NFIP General Adjuster indicating agreement with the findings and if there was an under/over payment. - The General Adjusters will serve as NFIP subject matter experts in order to support Claims Operation Reviews when called upon by FEMA - Support the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) and the DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with FEMA’s Subrogation and Discovery Response initiatives by conducting special subrogation claims projects and analyses involving but not limited to: Appearing as witnesses for hearings, proceedings, or depositions; performing claim reviews and litigation discovery assistance; collecting and maintain information on all Cause of Loss and Subrogation Reporting forms submitted by WYOs and NFIP Direct; field investigations to identify and target subrogation prospects; Support other ad hoc claims analyses and subrogation initiatives as required.  
Job ID
2020-3361
Location
US-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/9/2020 2:09 PM)
  XLA is looking for a Sr. Management Consultant -Federal Asset Forfeiture to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will serve as an expert advisor and consultant to senior management on complex and challenging issues relating to Legislative issues, Program Policy, Process Improvement, Budget and Strategic Planning, and Training.   Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following: - Performing research and analysis -- often related to identifying legislative requirements and/or proposals and providing organizational findings for programs, policies, and activities; - Reviewing and analyzing complex information as well as developing and evaluating action plans to address specific issues; - Analyzing and integrating information to identify issues and draw sound conclusions; identifying and evaluating alternative solutions to problems; and making sound, well informed, and timely analysis and/or recommendations; - Conducting analysis on new laws and regulations issued by external stakeholders in order to determine whether existing policies and procedures are impacted. - Advising senior leadership in developing and/or analyzing overall policies, programs, regulations and short and long-range plans; - Assisting Government personnel with updating existing Asset Forfeiture Program’s policies and programs; - Assisting Government personnel with preparing outreach documents to include email announcements, meeting agendas and minutes, and memoranda that pertain to the Asset Forfeiture Program’s policies and programs; - Assisting Government personnel with preparing documentation, organizational charts, and recommendations for the Assets Forfeiture Program’s policies and programs. - Participating in developing and documenting long and short term planning efforts; and reviewing long and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, and justifications as they relate to organizational structure and business processes; - Preparing, analyzing, and reviewing various internal and external reports required for the Assets Forfeiture Fund’s Programs and policies. Some examples of this include status reports regarding cost and/or asset-related data. This may also include ad hoc requests for information and reports on an as needed basis; - Preparing documents, white papers, or other required documents necessary to obtain stakeholder assistance with the Assets Forfeiture Program; - Assisting Government personnel in conducting process improvement reviews regarding the Department of Justice’s Assets Forfeiture Program’s operational processes and making recommendations for operations and efficiencies; and - Analyzing and integrating information to identify issues and draw sound conclusions; identifying and evaluating alternative solutions to problems; and making sound, well informed, and timely recommendations. - Assisting government personnel in analyzing component budget submissions, financial documentation, and budget allocations for participating components. - Researching and documenting strategic options to include mission, goals, and objectives to be used by the Government to improve program policies, business practices, methods, and organizational structure; - Preparing written communication to assist the government advance strategic objectives both internally and with partner agencies; - Conducting organizational design and workforce planning efforts to assist the government in achieving the organizational and workforce alignment needed to execute against strategic objectives and priorities. - Assisting government personnel with identifying training needs, designing curriculum, developing training content and materials, and facilitating the delivery of training.  
Job ID
2020-3350
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:29 AM)
XLA is looking for a Jr. Consultant – Financial Analysis to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC.  The ideal candidate will provide accounting and financial analysis. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:  - Processing agency invoices - Reconciling payments - Tracking allocations - Reviewing accounting information - Providing financial analysis, projections and data presentations - Preparing and maintaining financial standard operating procedures - Reviewing data to ensure compliance - Analyzing income and expense data, obligations, delivery, payment, and other financial reports - Preparing financial reports - Providing expert technical advice - Providing a proactive approach to support the remediation of systemic issues within the agency - Documenting and reporting potential risk indicators that can inform corrective actions - Utilizing a dashboard approach to provide management visibility into risks, trends, and process and control challenges  
Job ID
2020-3349
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:25 AM)
XLA is looking for a Sr. Management Consultant – Financial Analysis to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC.  The ideal candidate will provide accounting and financial analysis and serve as the functional lead. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:  - Processing agency invoices - Reconciling payments - Tracking allocations - Reviewing accounting information - Providing financial analysis, projections and data presentations - Preparing and maintaining financial standard operating procedures - Reviewing data to ensure compliance - Analyzing income and expense data, obligations, delivery, payment, and other financial reports - Preparing financial reports - Providing expert technical advice - Providing a proactive approach to support the remediation of systemic issues within the agency - Documenting and reporting potential risk indicators that can inform corrective actions - Utilizing a dashboard approach to provide management visibility into risks, trends, and process and control challenges  
Job ID
2020-3348
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:21 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Mid-Level Analyst to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include:  - Preparing and analyzing plans, forecasts, and reports; - Developing plans, supporting complex methodology, developing and evaluating business processes, procedures, and reengineering: - Identifying best practices; - Evaluating and/or writing complex policies and reports or other documents; - Performing gap analysis of existing Departmental policies and procedures under minimal supervision of a manager.
Job ID
2020-3347
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:19 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include:  - Preparing and producing accurate documentation to support the financial statements to include notes, JVs, reconciliations, etc.; - Assisting with reviewing and analyzing data related to the financial statements; - Recommending accounting entries and transactions as necessary; - Supporting AFMS in the utilization of CATS and UFMS to support this requirement; - Preparing PBC items for submission to the OIG auditors; - Reviewing PBC work products received for completeness/accuracy and submission to the OIG auditors; - Reviewing and making recommended changes to the DOJ Financial Statement Preparation Guide; - Assisting in resolving any complicated issues associated with the audit that requires additional involvement and resolution; - Tracking PBC items, JVs, etc. to ensure timely submissions and meeting due dates; - Preparing selected portions of the audits to ensure compliance with existing accounting principles; - Comparing notes to the statements to ensure the balances reconcile; - Making recommendations for any deviations in the preparation; - Collecting and analyzing note adjustment documentation received by AFP stakeholders to determine whether adjustments need to be made; - Preparing and drafting supporting documentation; - Performing research and analysis documentation and comparing this with specific information and transactions recorded in UFMS and CATS; - Comparing CATS against UFMS to ensure Revenue is being reported under the correct accounting code and reclassifying as necessary; - Preparing Note 7 for quarterly financial statements. The preparation will include analysis of any possible adjustments; - Performing CATS Ending on Hand against Beginning on Hand analysis to identify any variances that may impact the financial statements; - Preparing and producing accurate documentation to support the financial statements’ Journal Vouchers; - Supporting the financial reporting requirements utilizing AFP accounting structure and functions; - Assisting with the implementation of DOJ accounting processes, standard accounting practices, classifications, and terminology; as well as the Department’s accounting policies, procedures, and internal and external reporting requirements; - Reviewing and validating UFMS and CATS data to identify inconsistencies or differences, and to propose corrective actions; - Preparing reports of reviews and findings for participating agencies and AFMS and documenting corrective action plans; - Applying various accounting methods, forms, and techniques; - Utilizing advanced accounting and data analysis skills to support CATS and UFMS reconciliations and recommend corrective action; - Utilizing statistical skills to maintain current predictive models and analyze trends; - Reviewing NFRs related to the AFP and making recommendations for management review; - Preparing memos, letters, data calls and timelines in preparation for financial statement reporting; and - Preparing ad hoc queries or reports to meet AFMS or Departmental management’s specific needs.
Job ID
2020-3346
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:14 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include:  - Assisting in financial statement audit preparation to include reviews of CATS and UFMS entries and supporting documents, records, and files as well as providing information and explanations to the financial statements and external auditors; - Providing support in preparing, negotiating, and completing the Prepared by Client (PBC) list of requirements, as determined; - Assisting AFMS with tracking requests and ensuring timely responses and submissions; - Supporting AFMS in the utilization of CATS and UFMS to support this requirement; - Performing research, analyzing documentation, and comparing with specific information and transactions recorded in CATS and UFMS; - Supporting the financial reporting requirements through utilizing the AFP accounting structure and functions; - Assisting with the implementation of DOJ accounting processes, standard accounting practices, classifications, and terminology as well as the Department’s accounting policies, procedures, and internal and external reporting requirements; - Providing support to identify, communicate, and resolve errors and compliance exceptions pertaining to the accounting and property reporting for the AFF and SADF; - Appling various accounting methods, forms, and techniques; - Examining documentation and transactions for audit samples from all of the AFP’s participating agencies to determine the validity of the data recorded in CATS and UFMS; - Reviewing and validating CATS and UFMS data to identify inconsistencies or differences and propose corrective actions; - Performing trend analysis of CATS and UFMS data to identify possible areas of weakness, such as delays in carrying out the asset life cycle or identifying inconsistencies between data in CATS and/or UFMS; - Preparing reports of reviews and findings for participating agencies and AFMS and documenting corrective action plans; - Assisting in the distribution of audit samples to participating agencies and districts, if applicable; reviewing sample support provided by the agency for completeness and accuracy; and resolving any identified issues and providing support to external auditors; - Assisting the OIG and external auditors with the annual financial statement audit by analyzing requests and/or data; - Assisting AFMS with the preparation of management responses to include Notice of Findings and Recommendations (NFRs), program office requests, and other inquiries; - Reviewing audit findings and recommendations identified during the audit and noted in the report on internal controls; - Assisting AFMS with developing and finalizing corrective action plans as needed; - Streamlining and automating data quality reviews and audit-related processes; - Developing data analytics tools; and - Preparing ad hoc queries or reports to meet AFMS or Departmental management’s specific needs.
Job ID
2020-3345
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:12 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include:  - Executing monthly data quality reviews of AFP stakeholders; - Examining case file documentation for data quality review samples from all of the AFP’s participating agencies to determine the validity of the data recorded in CATS; - Assisting in the development of data quality test plans; - Collecting and analyzing results, preparing summaries with recommendations; - Performing in-depth analysis of CATS data to identify discrepancies throughout the various stages of the asset life cycle of a seized asset; - Assisting with preparing and analyzing risk assessments; - Drafting data quality review results summary reports for all reviews performed; Preparing reports of reviews and findings for participating agencies and AFMS and documenting corrective action plans;  - Facilitating and participating as needed in work sessions with AFP stakeholders; - Providing support to participating agencies, as needed, to integrate CATS data quality and other program reviews or initiatives with existing agency processes to enhance internal controls and maximize efficiency and effectiveness; - Documenting or updating key business process narratives; - Developing CATS data quality training strategies for participating agencies, which may include written training materials, conference modules, and on-line and video training; - Performing risk assessments for AFP-participating agencies to determine the level of testing needed using past and current review results and incorporating emerging issues; - Supporting AFMS in utilizing CATS and UFMS to support this requirement; - Streamlining and automating data quality reviews and audit-related processes; - Developing data analytics tools; - Preparing ad hoc queries or reports to meet AFMS or Departmental management’s specific needs; - Representing AFMS, in conjunction with government staff, as asset forfeiture subject matter experts at meetings, conferences, and trainings; - Facilitating and participating as required by the Government in work sessions with CATS participating agencies. The Contractor shall provide written documentation of all work sessions with CATS participating agencies to the Government’s Project Manager, to include, at a minimum, the topics discussed, any decisions made and actions taken, any problems identified, a list of follow-up documents needed by the Contractor, and agreed upon dates for Government submission of the documents to the Contractor; - Providing assistance to AFP stakeholders in the modification of CATS records and the resolution of CATS data quality issues; - Preparing and analyzing CATS “aged asset” reports; - Developing a strategy to address the CATS “aged asset” population; - Maintaining dashboard(s) with drill down capability to show summary information in tables and charts for quick understanding, with the ability to pull the source data making up the dashboard summary numbers; - Leveraging existing asset forfeiture knowledge and experience to identify root causes of data quality issues, assessing related risk, and recommending corrective action; - Performing other duties as assigned including special projects or meeting new requirements from legislation or management; and - Maintaining a monthly report which details all of the assignments requested by the Government.
Job ID
2020-3344
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:07 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Sr. Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC and will serve as the team lead under the Financial Statement Preparation Support functional area. Responsibilities include:  - Preparing and producing accurate documentation to support the financial statements to include notes, JVs, reconciliations, etc.; - Assisting with reviewing and analyzing data related to the financial statements; - Recommending accounting entries and transactions as necessary; - Supporting AFMS in the utilization of CATS and UFMS to support this requirement; - Preparing PBC items for submission to the OIG auditors; - Reviewing PBC work products received for completeness/accuracy and submission to the OIG auditors; - Reviewing and making recommended changes to the DOJ Financial Statement Preparation Guide; - Assisting in resolving any complicated issues associated with the audit that requires additional involvement and resolution; - Tracking PBC items, JVs, etc. to ensure timely submissions and meeting due dates; - Preparing selected portions of the audits to ensure compliance with existing accounting principles; - Comparing notes to the statements to ensure the balances reconcile; - Making recommendations for any deviations in the preparation; - Collecting and analyzing note adjustment documentation received by AFP stakeholders to determine whether adjustments need to be made; - Preparing and drafting supporting documentation; - Performing research and analysis documentation and comparing this with specific information and transactions recorded in UFMS and CATS; - Comparing CATS against UFMS to ensure Revenue is being reported under the correct accounting code and reclassifying as necessary; - Preparing Note 7 for quarterly financial statements. The preparation will include analysis of any possible adjustments; - Performing CATS Ending on Hand against Beginning on Hand analysis to identify any variances that may impact the financial statements; - Preparing and producing accurate documentation to support the financial statements’ Journal Vouchers; - Supporting the financial reporting requirements utilizing AFP accounting structure and functions; - Assisting with the implementation of DOJ accounting processes, standard accounting practices, classifications, and terminology; as well as the Department’s accounting policies, procedures, and internal and external reporting requirements; - Reviewing and validating UFMS and CATS data to identify inconsistencies or differences, and to propose corrective actions; - Preparing reports of reviews and findings for participating agencies and AFMS and documenting corrective action plans; - Applying various accounting methods, forms, and techniques; - Utilizing advanced accounting and data analysis skills to support CATS and UFMS reconciliations and recommend corrective action; - Utilizing statistical skills to maintain current predictive models and analyze trends; - Reviewing NFRs related to the AFP and making recommendations for management review; - Preparing memos, letters, data calls and timelines in preparation for financial statement reporting; and - Preparing ad hoc queries or reports to meet AFMS or Departmental management’s specific needs.
Job ID
2020-3343
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 11:08 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Sr. Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC and will serve as the team lead under the Financial Statement Audit Support functional area. Responsibilities include:   - Assisting in financial statement audit preparation to include reviews of CATS and UFMS entries and supporting documents, records, and files as well as providing information and explanations to the financial statements and external auditors; - Providing support in preparing, negotiating, and completing the Prepared by Client (PBC) list of requirements, as determined; - Assisting AFMS with tracking requests and ensuring timely responses and submissions; - Supporting AFMS in the utilization of CATS and UFMS to support this requirement; - Performing research, analyzing documentation, and comparing with specific information and transactions recorded in CATS and UFMS; - Supporting the financial reporting requirements through utilizing the AFP accounting structure and functions; - Assisting with the implementation of DOJ accounting processes, standard accounting practices, classifications, and terminology as well as the Department’s accounting policies, procedures, and internal and external reporting requirements; - Providing support to identify, communicate, and resolve errors and compliance exceptions pertaining to the accounting and property reporting for the AFF and SADF; - Appling various accounting methods, forms, and techniques; - Examining documentation and transactions for audit samples from all of the AFP’s participating agencies to determine the validity of the data recorded in CATS and UFMS; - Reviewing and validating CATS and UFMS data to identify inconsistencies or differences and propose corrective actions; - Performing trend analysis of CATS and UFMS data to identify possible areas of weakness, such as delays in carrying out the asset life cycle or identifying inconsistencies between data in CATS and/or UFMS; - Preparing reports of reviews and findings for participating agencies and AFMS and documenting corrective action plans; - Assisting in the distribution of audit samples to participating agencies and districts, if applicable; reviewing sample support provided by the agency for completeness and accuracy; and resolving any identified issues and providing support to external auditors; - Assisting the OIG and external auditors with the annual financial statement audit by analyzing requests and/or data; - Assisting AFMS with the preparation of management responses to include Notice of Findings and Recommendations (NFRs), program office requests, and other inquiries; - Reviewing audit findings and recommendations identified during the audit and noted in the report on internal controls; - Assisting AFMS with developing and finalizing corrective action plans as needed; - Streamlining and automating data quality reviews and audit-related processes; - Developing data analytics tools; and - Preparing ad hoc queries or reports to meet AFMS or Departmental management’s specific needs.
Job ID
2020-3342
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/2/2020 10:56 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Sr. Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC to serve as a lead under the Internal Audit Support functional area. Responsibilities include:   - Executing monthly data quality reviews of AFP stakeholders; - Examining case file documentation for data quality review samples from all of the AFP’s participating agencies to determine the validity of the data recorded in CATS; - Assisting in the development of data quality test plans; - Collecting and analyzing results, preparing summaries with recommendations; - Performing in-depth analysis of CATS data to identify discrepancies throughout the various stages of the asset life cycle of a seized asset; - Assisting with preparing and analyzing risk assessments; - Drafting data quality review results summary reports for all reviews performed; Preparing reports of reviews and findings for participating agencies and AFMS and documenting corrective action plans;  - Facilitating and participating as needed in work sessions with AFP stakeholders; - Providing support to participating agencies, as needed, to integrate CATS data quality and other program reviews or initiatives with existing agency processes to enhance internal controls and maximize efficiency and effectiveness; - Documenting or updating key business process narratives; - Developing CATS data quality training strategies for participating agencies, which may include written training materials, conference modules, and on-line and video training; - Performing risk assessments for AFP-participating agencies to determine the level of testing needed using past and current review results and incorporating emerging issues; - Supporting AFMS in utilizing CATS and UFMS to support this requirement; - Streamlining and automating data quality reviews and audit-related processes; - Developing data analytics tools; - Preparing ad hoc queries or reports to meet AFMS or Departmental management’s specific needs; - Representing AFMS, in conjunction with government staff, as asset forfeiture subject matter experts at meetings, conferences, and trainings; - Facilitating and participating as required by the Government in work sessions with CATS participating agencies. The Contractor shall provide written documentation of all work sessions with CATS participating agencies to the Government’s Project Manager, to include, at a minimum, the topics discussed, any decisions made and actions taken, any problems identified, a list of follow-up documents needed by the Contractor, and agreed upon dates for Government submission of the documents to the Contractor; - Providing assistance to AFP stakeholders in the modification of CATS records and the resolution of CATS data quality issues; - Preparing and analyzing CATS “aged asset” reports; - Developing a strategy to address the CATS “aged asset” population; - Maintaining dashboard(s) with drill down capability to show summary information in tables and charts for quick understanding, with the ability to pull the source data making up the dashboard summary numbers; - Leveraging existing asset forfeiture knowledge and experience to identify root causes of data quality issues, assessing related risk, and recommending corrective action; - Performing other duties as assigned including special projects or meeting new requirements from legislation or management; and - Maintaining a monthly report which details all of the assignments requested by the Government.
Job ID
2020-3341
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/9/2020 3:58 PM)
  XLA is looking for a Management Consultant to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with program management consulting and at least five years of experience with the following:  - Demonstrated experience as an executive consultant - Experience interfacing and communicating with senior executive leadership - Expert knowledge of the federal government legislative and budget process - Research and Analysis of Federal Government Legislation/Regulation/Process - Organizational Development - Developing and analyzing business processes - Financial Analysis - Training Assistance - providing training material (e.g., agendas, outlines, talking points, PowerPoint slides, etc.) - Writing experience that includes white papers, action plans, talking points, policies and procedures, justifications, etc.
Job ID
2020-3327
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/21/2020 11:34 AM)
  XLA is looking for a Federal Asset Forfeiture SME to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will serve as the team lead and as an expert advisor and consultant to senior management on complex and challenging issues relating to Legislative issues, Program Policy, Process Improvement, Budget and Strategic Planning, and Training.   Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following: - Performing research and analysis -- often related to identifying legislative requirements and/or proposals and providing organizational findings for programs, policies, and activities; - Reviewing and analyzing complex information as well as developing and evaluating action plans to address specific issues; - Analyzing and integrating information to identify issues and draw sound conclusions; identifying and evaluating alternative solutions to problems; and making sound, well informed, and timely analysis and/or recommendations; - Conducting analysis on new laws and regulations issued by external stakeholders in order to determine whether existing policies and procedures are impacted. - Advising senior leadership in developing and/or analyzing overall policies, programs, regulations and short and long-range plans; - Assisting Government personnel with updating existing Asset Forfeiture Program’s policies and programs; - Assisting Government personnel with preparing outreach documents to include email announcements, meeting agendas and minutes, and memoranda that pertain to the Asset Forfeiture Program’s policies and programs; - Assisting Government personnel with preparing documentation, organizational charts, and recommendations for the Assets Forfeiture Program’s policies and programs. - Participating in developing and documenting long and short term planning efforts; and reviewing long and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, and justifications as they relate to organizational structure and business processes; - Preparing, analyzing, and reviewing various internal and external reports required for the Assets Forfeiture Fund’s Programs and policies. Some examples of this include status reports regarding cost and/or asset-related data. This may also include ad hoc requests for information and reports on an as needed basis; - Preparing documents, white papers, or other required documents necessary to obtain stakeholder assistance with the Assets Forfeiture Program; - Assisting Government personnel in conducting process improvement reviews regarding the Department of Justice’s Assets Forfeiture Program’s operational processes and making recommendations for operations and efficiencies; and - Analyzing and integrating information to identify issues and draw sound conclusions; identifying and evaluating alternative solutions to problems; and making sound, well informed, and timely recommendations. - Assisting government personnel in analyzing component budget submissions, financial documentation, and budget allocations for participating components. - Researching and documenting strategic options to include mission, goals, and objectives to be used by the Government to improve program policies, business practices, methods, and organizational structure; - Preparing written communication to assist the government advance strategic objectives both internally and with partner agencies; - Conducting organizational design and workforce planning efforts to assist the government in achieving the organizational and workforce alignment needed to execute against strategic objectives and priorities. - Assisting government personnel with identifying training needs, designing curriculum, developing training content and materials, and facilitating the delivery of training.  
Job ID
2020-3326
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/9/2020 3:55 PM)
  XLA is looking for a Financial Analyst SME to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC.  The ideal candidate will provide accounting and financial analysis and serve as the task team lead. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:   - Processing agency invoices - Reconciling payments - Tracking allocations - Reviewing accounting information - Providing financial analysis, projections and data presentations - Preparing and maintaining financial standard operating procedures - Reviewing data to ensure compliance - Analyzing income and expense data, obligations, delivery, payment, and other financial reports - Preparing financial reports - Providing expert technical advice - Providing a proactive approach to support the remediation of systemic issues within the agency - Documenting and reporting potential risk indicators that can inform corrective actions - Utilizing a dashboard approach to provide management visibility into risks, trends, and process and control challenges
Job ID
2020-3325
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/9/2020 3:54 PM)
  XLA is looking for a Financial Auditor SME to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have experience with Internal Audit Support and Financial Statement Support and will service as the task team lead.   - Internal Audit Support will include, but is not limited to, OMB Circular A-123 compliance, monthly data quality reviews, internal control review, and other internal audits. - Financial statement audit preparation to include reviews of CATS and UFMS entries and supporting documents, records, and files as well as providing information and explanations to the financial statements and external auditors. - Financial statement preparation support for the OIG’s annual financial statement audit under short timelines with limited notice, at times, but especially for quarterly and year-end reporting.
Job ID
2020-3324
Location
US-DC-
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/9/2020 3:52 PM)
XLA is looking for a Project Manager to support a federal agency located in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have a background in Asset Forfeiture, accounting, and financial statement experience in the federal space. The Project Manager will provide oversight and day-to-day management of Contract staff activities to ensure the completion of all tasks are on time, within budget, and in accordance with Contractor’s Quality Assurance Plan.  Project management includes evaluating issues and providing recommendations related to cost, schedule, and performance. The Project Manager will propose alternate procedures and processes resulting in a more effective and efficient management approach.  Other tasks may include the development, maintenance, management, and execution of risk and issue management plans, communication plans, and quality assurance plans; providing meeting support; preparing meeting materials and recording and disseminating minutes; and development and tracking of correspondence, reports, and briefing materials. The Project Manager shall manage performance including, but not limited to, the following:  - Ensuring the Contractor manager or appropriate designee is on-site to provide effective supervision of all staff working on this effort; - Ensuring the development and execution of the project plan; - Ensuring consistency of approach by adhering to standard methodologies; and - Providing regular status reports and required information to Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and the designated Government Technical Monitor (GTM). 
Job ID
2020-3323
Location
US-DC-