Accountant (Systems)

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Full Time

As a Accountant (Systems), GS-0510-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Possesses knowledge and a general understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal accounting concepts and standards, and federal financial management and reporting, and is capable of applying relevant principles and standards.
  • Understands the mission, functions and organizational structure of the EOP.
  • Understands the mission and functions of the central agencies (e.g., Department of Treasury, Office of Management and Budget), their relationship to EOP operations, and how they interface with the EOP.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures related to financial management system operations in accordance with guidance set forth in OMB and Treasury directives.
  • Applies checks and balances to transactions and procedures to ensure data integrity, regulatory compliance, and appropriate management controls.
  • Utilizes automated accounting and financial systems.
  • Utilizes computer applications (e.g., spreadsheet, narrative) to document system access logs, incidents, and operations.
  • Possesses high degree of knowledge of automated data systems development, documentation, and data administration policies, concepts, tools and standards.
  • Analyzes transactions in the automated accounting systems to identify solutions to errors, discrepancies and deficiencies.
  • Coordinates system changes to include user acceptance testing and implementation for all financial management systems under the Accounting Division's purview.
  • Monitors daily operations of the accounting system including transaction inputs, updates, edits, and corrections.
  • Manages financial system elements to include vendor requests, USSGL accounts, BOCs, CAM fields and other pertinent elements as required.
  • Ensures General Ledger is maintained in accordance with the US Standard General Ledger accounting and financial management standards covering financial operations.
  • Trains others in the EOP organization on the financial management systems and applications.
  • Effectively communicates, both orally and in writing.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration is required if you are a male born after December 31, 1959.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Executive Office of the President will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • May be required to successfully complete a one year probationary period.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • The agency requires 90 days on site before being eligible to participate in the telework program.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates conducting internal audits and tracking financial records to safeguard financial information; interpreting laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and other documents directly related to internal controls and financial matters; providing support to senior level employees ensuring agency financial statements are accurate and timely; and developing solutions to discrepancies discovered during internal control testing.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates planning and conducting financial reporting evaluations to determine the effectiveness of internal controls; providing financial guidance to management in matters pertaining to internal controls; reviewing and evaluating financial management and information systems to ensure financial records are maintained according to regulation; and monitoring evidence to determine the effectiveness of internal controls for proper accounting and financial transactions.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; 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.

Additional information

**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.**

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Active Duty Military Members MAY apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

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