Staff Accountant - DE
Occasional travel - Less than 10%
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
In order to qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must also possess the following by the closing date of the announcement:
Specialized experience is defined as one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the private sector developing, maintaining, and implementing financial management and accounting policies and procedures. Examples may include interpreting and developing policy guidance and procedures on accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board; interpreting and developing policy guidance and procedures on laws & regulations (e.g. CFO Act of 1990, as amended, Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2001, and various Circulars) promulgated by the U.S. Congress, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Government Accountability Office and other federal regulating bodies; drafting position papers and reports on legislative, regulatory and technical accounting issues; and developing desk top procedures.
All Accountant positions require the following by the closing date of the announcement:
A. Degree - A degree from an accredited college or university in 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; OR
B. Combination of Experience and Education 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:
* Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; or * A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or * Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial coursework 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) you have 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 you 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, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.
PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC's Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category Rating is being used for this position. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) below. Be sure that your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions. Your responses to the questions must be substantiated by your resume and/or supporting documentation. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings will be changed and you may be removed from employment consideration.
The KSAs for the position are:
1. skill in using the principles of accounting
2. skill in developing financial and accounting policies and procedures
3. skill in writing analyses and position papers and reports on regulatory, legislative, and accounting standard changes to identify the impact and remedies on Corporate Financial/Accounting programs
You will be placed in one of the following categories based on your vacancy question responses- 1) Gold; 2) Silver; 3) Bronze.
The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Gold) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
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