ACCOUNTANT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Sep 10, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

DUTIES: Serves as an Accountant providing professional advice and guidance covering a wide variety of financial policies and requirements. Ensures that the day-to-day operations of the accounting systems, or an assigned segment of the system, are carried out in accordance with accounting principles and the policies and objectives of the accounting system.

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Responsibilities

DUTIES CONTINUED: Participates in the management of the operating program including supplying accounting and financial information, interpreting accounting reports, and estimating the effect of proposed changes in operating programs on accounting operations and service.

Performs a full range of customer service functions for a variety of customers of which have varied pay plans (GS, Wage Grade, Senior Executive Service, Acquisition Demonstration Project, Engineers, Scientific, security guards, etc.). Service employees who work split, rotating or quick turnaround shifts, including some overlapping tours of duty in an around-the-clock, seven days per week operation. Applies different primary and special legislative, regulatory and precedent pay provisions pertaining to types of appointments, unusual working hours and working conditions, pay, and leave.

Receives documents from employees authorizing changes affecting their payroll accounts, including, but not limited to, changing addresses; starting, changing, or stopping allotments and adjusting tax exemptions.

Inputs individual accounting records for each employee for those activities under the accounting system. Maintains local tables for employee activity records, organization records, standard leave job orders, work schedule defaults, local holidays, employing activity addresses, default accounting classifications, and data-entry point identification.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
2

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the possession of or obtainment (within 24 months of entry) of Financial Management Certification Level 2.
  • Business travel is up to 10%.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


Qualifications

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-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience 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 .

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR 0510 SERIES: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in accounting
OR
Degree in a related field such as business administrative, finance, or public administrative that includes or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. ( Notes: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).
OR
Combination of education and experience which includes 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. Also must 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

IN ADDITION TO ABOVE REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION, YOU MUST ALSO MEET ONE YEAR OF THE GENERAL EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW OR QUALIFY WITH HIGHER EDUCATION IN LIEU OF EXPERIENCE:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: You must possess one year of general experience equivalent to the NH-01/GS-04 grade level. General experience is defined as: 1) Operating/using automated financial systems and 2) Analyzing financial information to ensure conformance to guidance and 3) preparing a variety of reports.
OR
Have successfully completed a 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 perform the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
OR
Have the general experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have at least two years of graduate education as described above, but less than the required three years. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
OR
Have the experience as described above AND the education described (PhD). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Accounting Analysis
  • Financial Management Systems
  • Fundamentals & Operations of Accounting
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication


Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, education in lieu of experience will be permitted if the candidate possesses: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in a directly related field to this position or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly related field to this position. NOTE - You MUST still meet the MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION.

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 .

Additional information

  • 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 position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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..


How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

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 .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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