Accounting Clerk IV

Job Locations US-SC-Charleston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2021 2:21 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Compensation Clerk in Charleston, SC. to support the Disbursing Operations for Comptroller and Global Financial Services of the Department of State. This position holds responsibilities of reconciling United States Disbursing Officer local currency bank accounts worldwide. The foreign banks are used to deposit foreign currency collections and disburse all payments for vendors and locally employed staff payroll.


  • Knowledge of different types of bank accounts, transactions, and country specific bank agreements.
  • Knowledge of the Regional Financial Management System/Disbursing (RFMS/D) Bank Reconciliation module, BAM FX document imaging system, and bank proprietary applications.
  • Establish and maintain close professional relationships with bank officials where the USDO holds bank accounts.
  • Focus on assigned local currency bank accounts held at various banks worldwide.
  • Proficiency in the use of automated banking systems such as Bank of America’s CashPro, JP Morgan Access, Citibank’s CitiDirect, Société Générale’s Sogecash and Ecobank’s Omniplus, to include terminology, codes, and functions for viewing and downloading account statements.
  • Ensure assigned bank statements are entered into the RFMS/D bank reconciliation module at least monthly either by manual entry or through automatic loading process
  • Follow detailed instructions on advanced software functions for the purpose of formatting and auto loading different foreign currency bank records.
  • Reconcile bank account transactions with USDO checkbook items
  • Independently analyze and track multiple types of account transactions (e.g., debits for checks, electronic funds transfers, bank charges, collections, and receipts) with the potential to identify errors.
  • Prepare and send e-mail correspondence to Bank Personnel, Post employees and other State Department employees for supporting and clarifying information requisite to balancing disparate records.
  • Advise or seek assistance for serviced customers on banking and cash management matters, such as payment rejections.
  • Identify and resolve problems to eliminate future occurrences.
  • Analyze bank charges applied to bank accounts. Prepare Bank Charge and Bank Add vouchers to record transactions
  • Compile a monthly statement of depositary account report (FS440) for each assigned account including an explanation and steps taken to resolve outstanding reconciliation issues, such as deposit vouchers in transit, outstanding payments, and unmatched account debits and credits
  • Coordinate with foreign currency buyers to keep them informed of bank account status and pending activity.
  • Become familiar with bank account solicitation and bid process along with procedures for opening new accounts.
  • Learn the process for closing inactive accounts due to rebid actions.
  • Follow established procedures and techniques, such as Quality work instructions



  • Security Clearance: Moderate Risk/Public Trust-must have Interim MRPT to start
  • Education: Requires graduation from high school.
  • Requires two years’ experience in a banking or financial management field.
  • Solid knowledge of terminology, reconciliation, adjustments, postings, and calculations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, diverse, multi-cultural environment with respect and consideration for all involved in daily responsibilities.
  • Ability to work in a team formatted department with cross training for coverage of tasks
  • Ability to work on your own, be self-motivated
  • Ability to research topics and make decisions affecting tasks to meet required deadlines
  • Experience with computer-based applications including word-processing and spreadsheets is required.
  • Possess knowledge and skill in effective communications, both oral and written

Preferred Qualifications

software systems utilized

Microsoft Office 2013 (Excel and Word); RFMS/D; BAM FX DIS; Bank proprietary software


Working Conditions



Workday is 8 hours and 45 minutes with a 45-minute non-compensated lunch (taken between 11-2), between the hours of 6:15 am - 6:00 pm (Core working hours are 9:00 am -3:00 pm), Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays observed at the government site. Additional hours may be required and must be authorized by your Project Manager and DoS Managemen


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