Disbursing Specialist

Accounting & Finance Charleston, South Carolina Job ID: 2017-215


Disbursing Specialist Overview:

Join the STG team working for the Department of State at their Global Compensation offices to provide world-class compensation services to their employees and annuitants around the world.


The Office of Global Disbursing Operations, Global Financial Services Charleston (GFSC), provides compensation services to U.S Foreign Service, Department of State Civil Service and Foreign Service Retirees, and American payroll services for U.S. Agencies Overseas.


Functional Responsibility:

  • Create and maintain appropriate journals or subsidiary ledgers to support Regional Financial Management Systems – Disbursing (RFMS-D) transactions
  • Balance and reconcile USDO US Dollar and Local Currency accounts
  • Review invoices, journal vouchers and statements; validate information and resolve issues with submitting office
  • Process and verify multiple transaction types into RFMS-D
  • Enter adjustments pertaining to information in RFMS-D
  • Reconcile computer printouts with USD or Local Currency bank statements to validate transactions and identify discrenpancies 
  • Research identified discrepancies and provide action to ensure account balance reconciliation
  • Analyze and reconcile Treasury Reports to DoS financial systems' reports and Treasury Statement of Differences
  • Analyze and validate USD checks received, prepare daily bank deposit, and scan checks through Paper Check Conversion system if required
  • Resolve problems in recurring assignments in accordance with training and experience
  • Provide support via e-mail or telephone to appropriate personnel at GFS Charleston, US Embassies, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Consular Affairs and other government agencies
  • Provide suggestions for handling unusual or non-recurring transactions
  • Perform other duties within the Office of International Disbursing as assigned

Software Systems Utilized:

  • RFMS-D (Regional Financial Management System-Disbursing), Micorsoft 2007, GFS Knowledge Base, DIS (Document Imaging System), and various websites of government agencies


  • Must have two year degree including courses in Business Administration, Finance, Management, Accounting or a related field
  • Must have two years of relevant work experience where in bookkeeping, accounting procedures required
  • Knowledge of standardized bookkeeping and accounting procedures and techniques used in a banking or accounting system
  • Ability to research topics and make decisions affecting tasks to meet required deadlines
  • Possess strong communication skills via written and verbal processes
  • Must have intermediate experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook and extensive Excel experience

*Must achieve an interim secret clearance to begin work

**Must be a US citizen to be eligible to obtain secret clearance