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Finance Accounting Division (84-27700)


Deborah Nicholson, Manager

Provide centralized accounting and financial operations, accounting systems support, and management information systems support to all Reclamation offices, and local support to the Denver office and the Commissioner's office in Washington, D.C.  Also provides technical support for Reclamation's budget formulation system (PABS).

Accounting Services Branch, 84-27710Sarah Mitchell, Manager

Provide accounting and financial management support services to the Denver and Washington offices.  This includes assistance with account structures, cost centers, object codes, fund control, general ledger and accounting transaction/variance analysis, cost transfers and corrections, cost allocations, interagency transactions, regulatory and management financial reports, fiscal year-end activities, audit support, and miscellaneous financial matters.  Serve as Working Capital Fund (WCF) Coordinator for the Denver and Washington offices, and provides for accounting support.

Reimbursable Accounting and Fiscal Services Section, 84-27711 – Darrel Redford, Manager

Processes billings and payments to other federal agencies for services provided according to terms identified in each inter-agency agreement.  Has responsibility for the reconciliation of the Department of Interior’s, intra-government transactions to the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS).  Coordinates closing activities for Reclamation’s reimbursable programs, performs accounting and reporting of foreign activities, and manages the contract to maintain financial records for Reclamation’s Hazardous Waste Program services of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Responsible for Bureau wide monitoring of obligations and accruing expenditures.  Provides support to the preparation and audit of Reclamation’s annual financial statements.

Fiscal Services and Accounts Receivable Unit, 84-27712 –Cindi Weishapl, Manager

Issues bills for collection, provides debt follow-up and transfer of delinquent debt to Treasury for offset, and records collection of funds for employee and program related debt.  Employee related debt includes salary and travel overpayments, health insurance premiums, unused travel advances, lost or damaged property, jury duty payments, etc.  Program related debt includes debt owed Reclamation for repayment of project construction costs, operations and maintenance costs, miscellaneous revenues, contract default charges, costs of responding to Freedom of Information Act requests, etc.

Financial Systems and Operations Branch, 84-27720 – Ismael Ornelas, Manager

Manages the activities of the Financial Systems Team and provides oversight to the Manager, Financial Operations.

Staff provides Reclamation-wide functional and Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to customers, for the Labor Cost module in the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS).  Provides, Reclamation-wide functional and Subject Matter Expert support/analysis for maintenance of FBMS Master Data tables for ZGLVALID, FUNCTIONAL AREA and COST CENTER/FUND CENTER.

Also provides Reclamation-wide functional support for the centralized FBMS roles in the Sales and Distribution closing and for Assets Under Construction.

Financial Operations Section, 84-27721 – Mark Sinkiewicz, Manager

Manages the activities of the Financial Operations Team and provides oversight to the Manager, Accounts Payable and Travel.

Staff provides Reclamation-wide functional and Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to customers, for the BOR custom Cost Allocation  and month end processing, and Reclamation-wide support for capitalized personal property reconciliation. in the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS). 

Accounts Payable and Travel Unit, 84-27722Robert Skaggs, Manager

Manages the activities of the Accounts Payable and Travel Team and provides oversight to the accountant designated as Travel Lead and is responsible for developing and issuing Reclamation - wide travel policy and for reimbursement of temporary duty and permanent change of station travel costs. 

Staff provides Reclamation–wide financial management and administrative support for payments to vendors, contractors, grantees, and employees.

Responsible for developing and issuing Reclamation - wide travel policy, and reimbursement of temporary duty and permanent change of station travel costs.

Staff serves as liaison for the contracted Travel Management Center(s) that are provided by the General Services Administration.

Last updated: 01/15/2015