Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 03, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

For DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Financial Management Experts. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified candidates possessing a finance, accounting, management, or actuarial science degree, or a related degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study, or equivalent experience, related to the functions of the position to be filled, These positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

For Direct Hire Positions:
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice,
under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Basic Requirements:
    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: 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.

    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/accounting-series-0510/

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must meet the Specialized Experience requirements.

    Specialized Experience:
    GS-05: Meeting the basic requirement for this series qualifies candidates at the GS-05 level.

    GS-07: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05. Examples of qualifying include assisting with accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; assisting with oversight tasks related to financial planning and administration of accounting systems; assisting testing and monitoring cash controls.

    GS-09: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07. Examples of qualifying include performing accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; completing oversight tasks related to financial planning and administration of accounting systems; testing and monitoring cash controls to ensure they are functioning properly; and reviewing budgets for organization activities/programs.

    GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.

    GS-12: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. Practice experience with accounting and accounting related systems. Planning of accounting branch assignments, resolution of problems, changes to work commitments. Has knowledge of fiscal law statutes, transactions and systems.

    GS-13: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting. performing nonappropriated funds oversight, including accounting and audit reviews of financial programs; providing professional accounting and financial management oversight and financial analysis; develop and conduct local internal control reviews; testing and monitoring cash controls to ensure they are functioning properly; evaluating the income and expense of budget based on historical data, current trends, economic forecasts, local financial goals, and organizational goals/objectives.

    GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13. Examples of qualifying include professional, comprehensive knowledge accounting principles, concepts, theories, and laws as they pertain to Federal accounting requirements practices and laws, OSD and Air Force financial improvement initiatives, the US standard government general ledger, the CFO Act, Federal Financial Accounting Standards, the DoD Financial Management Regulation, OMB Circulars, and other higher Government mandates.

    GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service, which has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities at a mastery level to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    OR

    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
    1. Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and practices of accounting and financial management.
    2. Knowledge of missions, functions, programs, goals, objectives, work processes, and sources of funding pertinent to accounting organizations.
    3. Knowledge of sources of factual information about and related to processes of accounting systems, such as that found in accounting reports, payroll, records, work reports, or inventory and supply data.
    4. Knowledge of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively complete accounting assignments.
    5. Skill in formulating, justifying, and/or reconciling assigned accounting systems projects/programs.
    6. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze data to reconcile timely and accurate accounting reporting, develop alternative, and make recommendations to resolve accounting system problems.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • Position may require an appropriate security clearance

    Secret


    DUTIES:

    • Serve as an accountant providing the direction of the overall accounting operation for all funds executed at to include all tenant units.
    • Ensure timeliness, accuracy of payments and report completion. Analyze accounting issues, establishes, and modifies local procedures to comply with fiscal law legislation and policy/guidance.
    • Responsible for a variety of administrative and supervisory personnel management functions
    • Monitor, track and report any deficiencies and material weaknesses. Identify any known internal control issues and recommendation to the commander.
    • Ensure all accounting transactions and systems are completed in accordance with legislation. Design and develop local policies to both comply with legal direction as well as to seek to improve the effectiveness of all local payment processes.
    Additional Information:
    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
    This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-15).