Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the Basic Requirements and the Experience Requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Please provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts with your application.

    Basic Requirements:

    A. Have an accounting degree; 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. Have a combination of education and experience that includes at least 4 years of accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. My background also includes 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; (Note: you must submit documentation of your certification) 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.

    AND

    Experience Requirement:

    Have one full year of specialized experience that is accounting related. This must include activities such as: (1) applying accounting theories, practices, methods, techniques and procedures; (2) analyzing financial data and preparing financial reports; (3) resolving discrepancies in financial data and supporting the financial statement audit; (4) developing recommendations for improvements to accounting procedures to prevent waste, fraud, abuse and irregularities; (5) oversees the execution of external audits. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

    In addition, you must provide a cover letter (up to 2 pages) describing your experience/accomplishments with the specific competencies identified below.

    Accounting Technical Competence-Apply accounting theories, concepts, methods, techniques, principles and standards and provide guidance on interpreting and applying accounting standards.

    Financial Management- Knowledge in maintaining the general funds ledger and accounting activities, and reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating trial balance and other financial statements to ensure conformance with established agency policies, applicable regulations and generally accepted governmental accounting practices.

    Internal Controls- Knowledge of accounting and financial management to develop justification for agency financial and accounting policy for financing program operations, determine accounting system adequacy, qualify aspects of program, develop instructions and guidelines for program users, and provide senior level agency coordination of accounting issues.

    Planning and Evaluating-Organize work, sets priorities, provide support on external financial statement audit and determines the effective use of resources for accomplishment of missions.

    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website.

    Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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


    Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) 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.

    Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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, click here. You must provide translated transcripts.

    FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

    If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    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.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities

    Additional selections may be made from 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 closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures based upon review of your résumé and supporting documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

    Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.

    Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.

    Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

    The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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    Drug test required No


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