Supervisory Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 22, 2020
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Financial Management Division (FC), Office of Finance (FN), Financial Policy Section (FNP). The Supervisory Accountant will serve as the Chief, Fiscal and Administrative Support Unit (FNPS), and will provide oversight to the Unit's continuous review and assessment of DEA's financial operations to ensure execution of proper fiscal and administrative support services. Specific duties include,
  • Provides administrative and technical supervision to accomplish the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions. Provides feedback on employee performance.
  • Provides authoritative advice and guidance on the processes, methods, and resolution of significant problems related to the recording and control of accounting data for a variety of diverse operations and related accounting and control systems.
  • Oversees and processes broad range of accounting transactions including obligations, accrued expenditures, disbursements, appropriation refunds, reimbursable orders, expenditure vouchers, and rejected transactions. Assists with monitoring records on accounts payable in accordance with OMB, GAO, Treasury, DOJ, and Agency regulations, and the related subsidiary records. Identifies procedural deficiencies, inefficient procedures, and weaknesses in the processing of transactions. Assists in the development of new procedures and methods to improve work processes.
  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of Plans, develops and implements agency-wide procedures, policies, and guidelines related to complete accounting programs. Assists in the development and dissemination of Develops and disseminates Agency financial management policy relating to fiscal and administrative requirements.
  • Provides authoritative advice on the specifications and regulatory requirements required to manage of accounting operations and solve significant financial management problems. Analyzes and examines accounting data and accounts to resolve difficult procedural and technical accounting transactions, complaints, or discrepancies.
  • Provides customer service to field divisions / regions, HQ offices, vendors, financial analysts, and other external and internal customers. Provides information on accounting transactions as well as explanation on all accounting procedures. Assists subordinates in solving problems, and trains employees on new information and updates.
  • Collects, analyzes and validates budget data to manage resources for assigned program areas. Conducts numerous and diverse cost studies for a variety of decision-making processes involving program planning, procurement, contracting, budgetary actions, and financial resources. Provides guidance and direction, and recommends realignment changes in funding or budget plans.
  • Serves as authoritative point-of-contact for activities relating to fiscal, administrative and budgetary requests. Compiles special and recurring reports covering budget performance and provides status of funds to management. Reviews recommendations, approves reprogramming, and reprograms funds within the assigned operation program.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Successful completion of an one-year supervisory probationary period is required (unless already completed).


Qualifications

MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENT ( Transcripts or SF-50 verification required. ):
Applicants must have: 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; 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 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; 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (in addition to the mandatory education):
Applicants must have one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) using a Momentum Financial system (i.e., Unified Financial Management System) to manage the processing of payments, funding obligations, and the preparation/review of travel authorizations and vouchers; experience with budgeting including budget queries and funds transfers; experience with appropriations law including bona fide need and Anti-deficiency regulations.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Technical Competence


Education

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 (http://www.ed.go v /admins/finaid/accred/ ).

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.

Additional information

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

A recruitment incentive may be authorized

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here to access the Drug Questionnaire.

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

Click the below links for additional information.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

How to Claim Veterans' Preference

Military Spouse Preference

Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site .

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees and status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (months/years) of employment and duties performed.
  • Required Documents;
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
    All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, and grade level.

    Transcripts: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.

    NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job guide.

    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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