Accounting Clerk III

Employer
PAE
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 15, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the WorldAccounting Clerk IIITHIS IS AN SCA POSITION WITH AN HOURLY RATE OF $22.68 & $4.27 PROVIDED IN HEALTH & WELFAREGeneralThe payment of VCF claims is the most critical aspect of the claims process for several reasons, and the most difficult due to the short statutory timeframe in which payments must be processed and the requirements for 100% accuracy. VCF payments are administered following an established process that involves the DOJ Office of Planning, Budget and Evaluation (OPBE) and the US Treasury. Payment processing involves the use of several different systems and tools and requires tracking inputs and outputs from multiple sources.Under the direction of VCF Payment Processing Supervisor, the Payment Team Accounting Technician will perform the following tasks while complying with established Payment Standard Operating Procedures:Duties and ResponsibilitiesReviews and analyzes financial data, documents and manual or automated payment systems.Create, file, retrieve and copy claim and payment documentsEnter basic claimant payment data into databasesProofread, edit and correct payment documentsComplete tracking spreadsheets and report on task progressPerform quality control on the work of peers in all of these areasPerform basic and intermediate level database searchesPerform moderately complex payment support tasks, including, detailed review and analysis of payment information such as claimant files, compensation detail, and claimant and/or law firm banking formsPerform detailed filing of payment softcopy filesAssist with the preparation and review of payment reportsCompetenciesConsistently and accurately perform detailed work under pressurePay excruciating attention to detail, deadlines and quality controlRead and follow instructions and Payment Standard Operating ProceduresUnderstand task, task objectives and the context of those tasks in the payment lifecycleProactively identify issues that impact payment and propose alternate solutions to address issuesInitiate questions when necessary to complete tasks correctly (eg where instructions are not explicit or appear to be contrary to the task objective)Excellent typing/keyboarding and communication skillsKnowledgeable user of DOJ office and network environment, including but not limited to word processing, data processing environments, including office automation networks, PC-based databases and other applications, internet and server-based databases and other applicationsDemonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environmentExcellent writing skills and oral communication capabilitiesQualifications:Must be a US CitizenMust be able to obtain and maintain a Security ClearanceTwo-year degree in accounting or four-year degree in a related field (finance, business, banking, or economics) with 30 credit hours in accounting. With the COR's approval, relevant financial and accounting experience performing technical level duties in accounting, banking, or finance for corporations or non-profit organizations may be substituted for the education and credit requirements.Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems used by banking, financial and other institutions.Three years of experience in claim and payment support projects or undergraduate degree.Experience or substantial undergraduate coursework in finance/accounting or experience in claim processing environment.Reporting RelationshipsReports to the VCF Payment Processing SupervisorAn Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE's hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.EEO is the Law Poster

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