Financial Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Oct 05, 2022
Closes
Oct 07, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Budget Oversight
  • Independently performs a variety of budgetary functions to support budget formulation, execution and review of assigned budget activities of the Medical Center.
  • Provides information and guidance on procedures, forms, and documentation required to support budget estimates and coordinates the timely submission of budget estimates by each component and core subcomponents within the program.
  • Reviews, compiles, verifies, and summarizes data involving salaries, expenses, and object class and line item information.
  • Determines the percentage difference of amounts requested by comparison against established budgetary ceilings and prior year expenditures.
  • Reviews estimates to assure that amounts requested are within established guidelines.
  • Consolidates budget estimates and prepares all forms and required documents for review and funding authority.
  • Independently performs tasks involving budget execution by compiling resource data from various financial management reports.
  • Develops methods for automating administrative reports, considering the interrelationship of reports and multiple uses of the data, e.g., portions of the data used for reports on funds and obligations, training, travel, etc., which can be used for recurring and non-recurring planning and budget reports.
Accounting Support
  • Incumbent examines, verifies, and maintains financial accounts and accounting data.
  • Classifies accounting transactions including the verification of the accuracy and completeness of the accounting data.
  • Reviews and classifies many types of financial transactions involving the operation of the Medical Center including journalizing corrective actions for erroneous conditions.
  • Receives and analyzes various types of documents to determine propriety, validity, budget, expenditure limitation, completeness and correctness of account data.
  • Obligates a wide range of documents for supplies and services after determining availability of funds and verifying correct appropriation.
  • Determines proper cost centers, budget object codes (BOC), appropriations and fund control points to be entered into the computerized cost accounting system.
  • The cost accounting systems consists of numerous cost centers, BOCs, appropriations, and over 100 fund control points.
  • Ensures that documents are posted for Financial Management System (FMS) input. Monitors and makes input to current vendor file so that vendors are paid promptly under the FMS system.
  • Records cash receipts within FMS received from Agent Cashier, completes Agent Cashier replenishment, prepares and records vendor payment documents within FMS.
  • Reviews cancelled or rejected payment and recodes payment within FMS. Prepares and creates bills of collection for overpayments or duplicate payments to vendors.
Employee Travel - 10 Percent
  • Responsible for reviewing, auditing, and providing technical guidance in the operation of Employee Travel to ensure Travel Regulations followed for Travel Authorizations within Concur.
  • Ensures that proper costing structures is entered to track cost accurately within the difference appropriations.
  • Tracks Donated and Foreign Travel that is reported to VACO. Also, provide technical assistance and guidance in completing travel vouchers for employee reimbursement travel cost regarding mandated policies.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Financial Technician / PD03152-A and PD03153-A
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/06/2022.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 grade level. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06 grade level. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Specialized Experience GS-06: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: using accounting terminology and account codes relating to an automated system; balancing and reconciling accounts and records; collecting and compiling accounting data to prepare reports; preparing status of funds reports; performing monthly reconciliations/adjustments of accounts payable and accounts receivable; entering accounting transactions into an automated data management system; processing and verifying invoices; communicating concerns and discrepancies; conducting research and analysis of scholarship funds regulations and policies.
(To receive credit for these skills, they must be documented in your resume)

Specialized Experience GS-07:
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: using accounting terminology and account codes relating to an automated system; balancing and reconciling accounts and records; collecting and compiling accounting data to prepare reports; preparing status of funds reports; performing monthly reconciliations/adjustments of accounts payable and accounts receivable; entering accounting transactions into an automated data management system; processing and verifying invoices; communicating concerns and discrepancies; conducting research and analysis of scholarship funds regulations and policies; Performing quality reviews of Federal pay request actions; Researching and troubleshooting unusual or one-of-a kind Federal pay adjustments; Extensive knowledge of various Federal pay systems to include advising employees on Federal guidelines for pay plans and retirement systems; Auditing and reconciling various advanced payroll reports; Providing senior-level technical advice to Federal employees regarding payroll, time and leave matters.
(To receive credit for these skills, they must be documented in your resume)

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Risk Management


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Some work may require walking to conduct work. Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite. Incumbent may carry light items. The work does not require any special physical effort.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .