Senior Policy Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jun 09, 2017
Closes
Jun 23, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

At NCUA, differences make a difference. We value diversity of perspectives and backgrounds and are committed to building an inclusive work environment where employees can contribute to their fullest potential.

We have been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government", ranking 9th when compared to similarly sized organizations! NCUA excelled in the area of Effective Leadership categories of Fairness and Empowerment. Particularly noteworthy, NCUA ranked 2nd among Veterans; 3rd among Hispanics and African Americans; 4th among women, men, and employees with disabilities; and 4th among Asians. Apply now to become part of one of the Federal Government's "Best Places to Work".

This position is located in the Division of Supervision, Office of Examination and Insurance, NCUA. The incumbent will report to the Chief Accountant.  This position is established to serve as a source of technical advice and support to the Chief Accountant and the agency in accounting and auditing guidance.

Pay will be set within the advertised pay range to align with the selectee's skills and experience and the requirements of the position.

Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. To learn more about NCUA's

history, structure, and diversity please click on the following links:

 

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NCUA History

 

Note:  More than the number of positions listed may be filled through this vacancy announcement.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required to visit credit unions and/or training events, and conferences.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation benefits are authorized for NCUA employees relocating to Alexandria, VA in accordance with NCUA Instruction 1200.24.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

    All applicants applying for the CU-13 level must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-12 level obtained in the private or public sector. 
    Specialized experience for the CU-13 level of this position is defined as experience:
    1. reviewing, analyzing, or auditing a variety of accounting and/or auditing policies to formulate policy recommendations to internal (within the agency or organization) and external customers and
    2. advising staff on fraud detection tools, methods, or techniques in the financial accounting or auditing field.

    All applicants applying for the CU-14 level must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-13 level obtained in the private or public sector. 
    Specialized experience for the CU-14 level of this position is defined as experience:
    1. analyzing or auditing a variety of accounting and/or auditing policies to formulate policy recommendations to internal (within the agency or organization) and external customers and
    2. advising staff on fraud detection tools, methods, or techniques in the financial accounting or auditing field and
    3. conducting analysis of and responding to financial audit findings.

    All applicants must meet the following Individual Occupational Requirements:

    Basic Requirements

    A. 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

    B. 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. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:

    1. 24 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, 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.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

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