Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 06, 2022
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position will report to the QAB Chief. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading the audit processes for finance and accounting related to judiciary financial statements; and remediating findings by making business process improvements for current operations, designing new controls, recommending system enhancements, and monitoring and reconciling financial data.
  • Developing procedures and processes to ensure the timely and accurate execution provided by client audit requests in support of the judiciary year-end external reporting and financial audit requirements. These procedures affect both the court and AO financial operations.
  • Reviewing the judiciary financial statements and notes, assessing risk and materiality of balances, and developing corrective actions for identified weaknesses.
  • Reviewing audit reports of judiciary financial statements and developing corrective actions to remediate findings.
  • Preparing and updating annual audit checklists for the completion and verification provided by client and sample documentation requests.
  • Reviewing audit samples and verifying against the checklist. In the event documentation is not available, providing an explanation and assessment of risk relative to the audit sample.
  • Gathering, verifying, correcting, copying, and uploading data provided by client to the auditor's Share Point site; reviewing and verifying each response to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timely submission; collecting and correcting errors and missing documentation prior to final submission.
  • Providing analysis and thoroughly documenting responses to ad-hoc audit inquiries.
  • Investigating the nature and cause of audit exceptions.
  • Performing account reconciliations of financial management data against various systems and sources, including transactions posted from interfaced travel systems of information such as budget, human resources, inventory, procurement, and travel to identify discrepancies, delinquencies, and abnormalities and take corrective actions where appropriate.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/ .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.


  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience directly related to: 1) analyzing general ledger account transactions; 2) providing advice and guidance to management regarding financial and accounting matters; AND 3) performing data entry in financial systems.

    Education

    Basic Qualifications : Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements (A, B, or C) as described below:

    (A) Degree in an accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting and/or auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

    (B) A combination of education and experience; at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge and included at least one of the following: 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality (this can include up to 6 hours of business law); or a certificate as certified public accountant or a certified internal auditor, obtained through written examination.

    (C) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph 1, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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