Accountant

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Feb 02, 2023
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a GS-07 Accountant you will:
  • Support accounting program operations that include, but are not limited to, accounts receivable, fund distribution, obligations, payments, credit reform accounting, financial reporting, etc.
  • Assist in reviewing the accounting practices and operations of the organization, and supports the assessment activities as to whether they are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and practices and/or Department of Energy (DOE) directives and/or are effective and reasonably efficient.
  • Work with senior accountants and management to implement financial and accounting policies, principles and procedures for the organization or program supported.
  • Recommend revisions to existing internal controls, accounting, financial reporting, financial policies and procedures. Incumbent identifies changing requirements based on established federal policies.
  • Present a written report that could include tables and charts to document accomplishment and recommendations for enhancing operations.
As a GS-09 Accountant you will:
  • Support accounting program operations that include, but are not limited to, accounts receivable, fund distribution, obligations, payments, credit reform accounting, financial reporting, etc.
  • Apply industry best practices and existing accounting and financial policies to problems identified in day-to-day operations.
  • Work with senior accountants and management to implement financial and accounting policies, principles and procedures for the organization or program supported.
  • Recommend revisions to existing internal controls, accounting, financial reporting, financial policies and procedures. Incumbent identifies changing requirements based on established federal policies.
  • Perform a variety of accounting and financial systems assignments to resolve complex accounting problems to support the production of consistent, quality financial statement information and reports that may be ad hoc in nature to meet management needs and requirements


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, National, or Foreign National who meets both Immigration and Annual Appropriations Laws.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • A 1-year trial period is required.
  • A Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement is required.
  • Applicants must provide documentation of completion within the previous 2 years of a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans precluded by a military service obligation have up to 6 years after completion of degree or certificate to apply.
  • Recent Graduates serve a trial period for the entire duration of their excepted service appointment.


Qualifications

Basic requirements for 0510, Accounting Series:

Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")

OR

Combination of education and experience:

Have 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. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
3. 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 A, 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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

GS-07 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
1. Assisting with a variety of routine accounting assignments such as recording financial transaction into various accounts and general ledgers, reconciling accounts, adjusting accounting data, etc.; AND
2. Preparing accounting data, financial records, financial reports, and/or statements; AND
3. Performing various data integrity analyses on accounting data; AND
4. Reconciling daily and/or monthly accounts.

OR

Education: Completed 1 year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. S.A.A. is based on (1) Class standing-applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses; or (2) Grade-Point Average-applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (3) Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society - membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: a combination of education and experience that together meets the requirements for this position.

GS-09 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
1. Performing a variety of routine accounting assignments such as recording financial transaction into various accounts and general ledgers, reconciling accounts, adjusting accounting data, etc; AND
2. Utilizing automated systems to analyze accounting data in transaction files, ledgers, accounts, summary reports and/or financial statements; AND
3. Performing various data integrity analyses on accounting data; AND
4. Reviewing accounting data to identify discrepancies or internal control issues and initiate corrective action.

OR

Education: successfully completed 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

You must meet ALL qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date (02/02/2023) of this announcement.

Education

To be eligible for the Pathways Recent Graduate program you must be a:
  • Recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
-OR-
  • Student who within 2 months of the closing date of this announcement will meet the education requirements and will graduate with a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. A student may not be appointed to a position until they have graduated.
-OR-
  • Preference eligible veteran who was precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.

You must submit transcripts with your application for proof of education with degree conferred or expected date.

If substituting education for specialized experience you must submit proof of your qualifying education.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

DO NOT email or mail in any of your application documents. Documents will not be accepted outside of the online application system.

Failure to provide college transcripts may result in a rating of 'Ineligible'.

Additional information

SALARY: Please note thesalary reflects 2022 pay tables and the tentative offer will reflect 2023 pay tables.

CONVERSION REQUIREMENTS: DOE has the option to convert a Recent Graduate position to a permanent or term position upon successful completion of program requirements. This is not automatic, nor guaranteed. Conversion is at the discretion of the hiring manager and employing office. To be eligible to be converted to permanent or term position you must:
  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Be recommended for conversion by your manager.
  • Complete all training and development requirements within the 1-year appointment period.
  • Successful completion of 1 year of continuous service.
  • Have demonstrated successful job performance.
  • Met OPM qualification standard for the position to which you will be converted.
  • A Recent Graduate may be converted to the highest General Schedule (GS) grade level qualified for at time of conversion.

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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  • 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.