Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jun 17, 2019
Closes
Jun 24, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Budget, Accounting and Procurement Office, Finance and Accounting Division (FAD), Accounting Branch, Financial Statement Section.. The Finance and Accounting Division provides fiscal and accounting services to the AO and the Judiciary. It also centrally maintains the financial records of the Judiciary.
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Responsibilities

  • Analyzing general ledger account transactions and financial data to ensure the integrity of the Judiciary's budgetary and proprietary accounts for accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS) reporting.
  • Performing detail analysis of accounting transactions including data from interface systems and reconciliations of general ledger account of funds held by the Judiciary in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Ensuring that accounting events and financial activities are recorded timely and property for accurate financial statement reporting.
  • Analyzing general ledger accounts reconciliation results, monitoring financial activity, evaluating trends, and determine corrective actions.
  • Analyzing the status of obligations, advances and review of trial balances to ensure accuracy of financial data.
  • Working with accounting operations Branches and provide recommendations for business process improvements of accounting operations.
  • Advising and consulting with courts on their local financial and accounting matters.
  • Supporting court financial management reviews.
  • Developing written policies and procedures for accounting operations and other related activities.
  • Supporting the AO audit process related to Judiciary-wide financial statements.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • Subject to a background/security investigation.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. This does not apply to current Judiciary employees.
  • The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifications

Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is demonstrated experience performing accounting functions which include analyzing account receivables, general ledger transactions and performing account reconciliations.

Education

Basic Qualifications : Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements (A, B, or C) as described below:

(A) Degree in an accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that includes or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting and/or auditing. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

(B) A 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 and included at least one of the following: 24 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.

(C) 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 1, 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.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
  • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
  • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
  • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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