Chief Accountant

Employer
National Credit Union Administration
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Hours
Full Time
Duties 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. 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: NCUA Structure NCUA Diversity NCUA History This position is located at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Office of Examination and Insurance (E&I). The primary function of this position is to develop NCUA accounting and supervisory reporting policies and practices and ensure that accounting and supervisory reporting policy and implementation are consistent with all other related divisions and NCUA mission and philosophy. The Chief Accountant also participates in NCUA oversight activities and supports examination, enforcement, and litigation actions. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As the Chief Accountant, you will: Conduct independent studies of accounting and auditing standards and formulate agency positions for senior officials. Research, analyze, and interpret accounting policy and implementation. Participate in weekly meetings with the three chief accountants of the federal bank and thrift regulators to discuss joint accounting and auditing topics of mutual interest and to coordinate consistent and uniform consensus positions. Brief senior management on proposed and final accounting and auditing standards suggesting how the standards will impact credit unions. Draft or assist in the drafting of regulations with accounting or auditing implications. Develop and deliver accounting and auditing training materials for NCUA examination staff. Update and maintain the Accounting Manual for Federal Credit Unions and the Supervisory Committee Guide for Federal Credit Unions as well as The Examiners' Guide. Supervise and manage the daily activities of staff, provide technical and professional guidance and training to staff members, review and approve work prepared by staff, and develop standardized procedures for the work. Travel Required Occasional travel - You will be required to travel to attend meetings, conferences, and site visits. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Job family (Series) 0510 Accounting Similar jobs Accountants Accountants And Auditors Auditors Auditors, Field Auditors, Internal Field Auditors Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US Citizen. Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required. A supervisory probationary period may be required. This position is telework eligible. Financial disclosure is required. This is an Essential Continuity Position. Qualifications Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements for this position in addition to having the specialized experience described below by the closing date of this announcement to qualify for this position. You must meet the below Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirement, which may also be found here: Basic Qualification Requirements: 1.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; OR 2.Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in financial institution (credit union or bank) auditing/accounting, or an equivalent combination of financial institution auditing/accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. Your 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, eg, 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) you successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, eg, 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. 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. In addition the the above basic requirement , to qualify at the CU-15 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience for this position includes experience in any of the following: 1. Practicing or conducting auditing or auditing studies; or 2. Researching, analyzing, and interpreting accounting policy for an accounting or financial service industry; or 3. Briefing senior management on proposed and final accounting or auditing standards. You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement. Education You must submit transcripts at the time of application or your application will not be considered. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for qualification purposes, however you will be required to submit official transcripts if you are hired. Additional information SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 39.87% for the Alexandria, Virginia geographical area. The 2018 locality rates, by location, can be found on the NCUA Careers webpage under the NCUA CU Pay Structure . Individual pay will be set within this range commensurate with the selectee's background and experience. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position. Well Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position. Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Accounting Auditing Managing Human Resources Oral Communication Writing Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category click apply for full job details

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