ACCOUNTANT (RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM)

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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  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one year trial period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
  • Recent Graduate Eligibility:

    Individuals who have obtained a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.

    OR

    Veterans (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108) who were unable to apply within 2 years of obtaining a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution due to their military service obligation. Veterans have a full 2-year eligibility period to apply upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. The eligibility period for veterans must be within 6 years of degree completion.

    AND

    Basic Requirements:

    A. A 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

    B. 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 one of the following:
    • 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
    • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
    • 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.
    In addition to the Recent Graduate Eligibility and Basic Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet and demonstrate the specialized experience listed below:

    AND

    Specialized Experience (Credit for Specialized Experience on resume must reflect 40 hours/Full-time per week for each period of work):


    GS-09: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience includes:
    • Experience in preparing journal entries to record financial activity using general ledger principle
    • Experience reconciling accounts to ensure proper recording of financial data in automated software systems
    OR

    If you are substituting education for experience to qualify for at this level, you must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or a Master's or equivalent graduate degree.

    OR

    If you are combining both education and experience to qualify for this level, equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

    GS-11: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience includes:
    • Experience in preparing journal entries to record financial activity using general ledger principle
    • Experience reconciling accounts to ensure proper recording of financial data in automated software systems
    • Experience monitoring cash flow processing, including receipts, disbursements, inter-program transfers, and unallocated or unidentified funds
    OR

    If you are substituting education for experience to qualify for at this level, you must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    OR

    If you are combining both education and experience to qualify for this level, equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

    ****NOTE: You must submit proof of your education at the time of application in order to receive consideration.*****

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. 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.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed:
    • Organization/Agency's Name
    • Title
    • Salary (series and grade, if applicable)
    • Start and end dates (including the month and year)
    • Number of hours you worked per week
    • Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement
    If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here.

    As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will:
    • receive at least 40 hours of formal training and on-the-job training directly linked to your employment field;
    • be assigned a mentor;
    • sign a Pathways Recent Graduates' Participant Agreement and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations; and
    • serve a trial period for one year under an excepted service appointment
    Recent Graduates who satisfactorily complete the Pathways Recent Graduates Program and meet all eligibility requirements for conversion may be non-competitively converted to a Term or Permanent appointment in the competitive service.

    Please visit the Pathway's Program website for more information, click here.

    All requirements must be met by 05/28/2019, the closing date of the announcement.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    Veterans: All veterans must meet the qualification requirements of the position for further consideration. For more information on veterans' preference, please click here.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure:

    EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment.

    If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.

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

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a careful evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation will be made, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the job qualifications; and to the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. If, after evaluating your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    The Category Rating method will be used to evaluate applicants. All qualified applicants will be assigned to one of the following categories:

    • Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies.
    • Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies.
    • Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies to a substantive degree.This Category Rating method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
    Preference eligibles who meet 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 when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAJobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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    Drug test required No


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