Accountant

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 26, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals
  • The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.

    The DAS for Finance and Budget is responsible for the integrity of all Housing-FHA accounting records, the preparation of timely and accurate financial and management reports on all FHA activities. 

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 

    Specialized experience for the GS-13, is one (1) year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, which is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement. Specialized experience is defined as follows:

    - Preparing, analyzing and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports; AND
    - Assisting in the development of policies and procedural instructions for automated accounting or financial management systems; AND
    - Applying accounting principles and/or policies in order to perform various accounting functions; AND
    - Leading a team or projects involving financial and accounting information.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12 is one (1) year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement. Specialized experience is defined as follows:

    -Preparing, analyzing and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports; AND
    -Assisting in the development of policies and procedural instructions for automated accounting or financial management systems; AND
    -Applying accounting principles and/or policies in order to perform various accounting functions.

    Time-in-Grade:
    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    - For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
    - For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks

    Time After Competitive Appointment:
    Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

    Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") 

    OR

    Combination of education and experience: 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 oneof 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, 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.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - This position is EXEMPT from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    - HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on outside employment. To review applicable ethics rules, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: 
    Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Analytical and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)),you must receive a rating of at least 84 out of 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.


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