STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jan 23, 2019
Closes
Jan 31, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for a recruitment, relocation or retention incentive in accordance with agency policy.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position may require travel away from your normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Level 3 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program within 2 years of entry on duty
  • The Accountant occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all accountant positions. To Qualify, applicants must meet the following Basic Requirement:

    Possess at least a Bachelor's degree in accounting and/or auditing or 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. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)
    OR
    Have a combination of education and experience. I have at least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of 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; o
    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. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts, certification or professional letter for verification.)

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, to qualify for the position you must also meet the specialized experience requirements listed below:

    You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to apply concepts, theories, principles, and practices of general, cost, governmental, and commercial accounting and knowledge of management information systems design and the uses of systems to support operations and decision making; or experience with using data analysis tools (i.e. Qlik, SAP, SAS, Tableau Software) to improve or recommend options for organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

    You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to review, analyze, and audit a wide variety of accounting and financial systems and documentation and the preparation, validation, and analyzing of financial statements, records, and reports. Experience with accounting standards and requirements governing form and content of financial statements. Experience in use of data analytics (to include Qlik, SAP, SAS, Tableau Software) to understand key business events and identify opportunities to drive efficiency.

    You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service at the Headquarters Level (representing multiple agencies/organizations) that demonstrates your ability to review, analyze, and audit multiple agencies accounting and financial systems and documentation to prepare, validate, and analyze financial statements, records, and reports to independently negotiate solutions for complex issues related to operational accounting and finance work and advise or recommend options to senior leaders (i.e. SES, Executives, Congress, etc). Experience with accounting standards and requirements governing form and content of financial statements. Experience in use of data analytics to understand key business events and identify opportunities to drive efficiency.

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

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    This position may be filled at the GS-13, GS-14, or GS-15 grade level, depending on applicant experience.

    This vacancy is open continuous and will have cutoff dates as indicated below. If you apply after a cut-off date, your application will be reviewed with the next cut-off date range:


    31 Aug 2018
    29 Sep 2018
    29 Oct 2018
    28 Nov 2018
    28 Dec 2018
    28 Jan 2019
    27 Feb 2019
    29 Mar 2019
    29 Apr 2019
    29 May 2019
    28 Jun 2019
    26 Jul 2019

    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. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.
    Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php? title=Alternate_Application_Information

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé 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 when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    All 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 qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics)::

    • Accounting Analysis
    • Decision Support
    • Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles
    • Financial Management Systems
    • Financial Stewardship


    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 one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. Qualified Category = Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. Highly Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures) Best Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required Yes


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