Staff Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Mar 04, 2019
Closes
Mar 04, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel is less than 5% of the time to influence or persuade others to accept the accountant's point of view regarding technical methods, concepts, or procedures.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position has been designated as a FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Level 2 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, section 1051.
  • Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Basic Requirement for Accountant:
    A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) 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 Education and Experience: Must include 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; OR

    (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; AND (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.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    Experience required at GS-11: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: utilizing professional knowledge of accounting/ financial functions; developing, operating, maintaining, and monitoring financial management systems according to established procedures; researching complex accounting and other financial and fiscal issues that require in-depth analysis; and advising or assisting management, customers and stakeholders on accounting and financial management matters. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

    OR

    Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: education in finance, accounting, public administration, or a closely related degree.

    OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

    Experience required at GS-12: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: providing professional and comprehensive accounting/financial management operational programs, systems guidance, processes and functionalities; preparing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting accounting data, cost accounting principles, concepts and theories; developing methods and techniques to modify and/or assist in the creation of programs to satisfy management requirements; and providing recommendations to resolve unique problems and unprecedented accounting/financial issues. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Accounting Analysis
    • Communications
    • Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles
    • Financial Management Systems


    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.

    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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct deposit of pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 11 -Comptroller position.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
    • 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.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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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 application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

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    Drug test required No


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