Supervisory Staff Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

See below for important information regarding this job.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
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Responsibilities

  • Exercises program responsibility and authority for program planning, evaluation and execution for financial improvement and audit readiness functions
  • Develops and monitors the DCMA?s progress against the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Direct, develop, monitor, and present analyses of financial management data and trends and perform other in-depth professional analyses or special projects as required to advance the TI97 audit effort.
  • Apply knowledge of processes related to performing financial statement audits in the federal government.
  • Identify, develop, and negotiate necessary changes to policies and regulations that impact assigned DCMA?s financial reporting and financial management policies through meetings and correspondence. Communicate such changes with the FIAR Office.
  • Develop, promulgate, interpret, and implement Federal, DoD-wide, and DCMA?s policies related to financial reporting, financial management, GAAP and Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  • Promote and facilitate improvements to financial management processes, systems, and organization to improve financial management and the auditability of DCMA?s financial statements.
  • Establish Agency policy to ensure that DCMA has audit-ready financial and accounting policies and procedures, which uphold the integrity of DCMA's financial data.
  • Establish and improve Financial Improvement Plans (FIPs) and material weakness corrective action plans (CAPs), improve understanding of accounting and audit requirements, and execute FIPs/CAPs.
  • This position reports to the Director, CFO Compliance who reports to the Executive Director/Comptroller, DCMA.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must meet the requirements described below.

Basic Requirements1. Degree: 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.")OR2. 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.
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
  • 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: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in, or related to, this position. To qualify for the NH-04 level, specialized experience must be at the NH-03 or GS-13 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Creditable specialized experience includes:
    • Mastery of the concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations pertaining to financial management, accounting, and auditing; detailed understanding of fiscal law and DCMA, OSD, and OMB policies, directives, regulations, and instructions.
    • Skill in interpreting complex fiscal law, legislative and regulatory policy guidance (language and intent); Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
    • Mastery of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of complex management processes and systems relative to the identification, analysis, and conceptualization of accounting problems and development of alternative solutions involving the resolution of those problems.
    • Expert knowledge and understanding of project management principles, tools, and techniques and skill in directing the work of subordinate financial management, accounting and auditing professionals, providing advice on complex actions, and to coordinate fully and effectively with external auditors, functional experts, and program managers to effectively assess the DCMA's internal controls and financial position.
    All qualifications and education requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Education

    If the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    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.

    Additional information

    • This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
    • Tour of Duty: Flexible FLSA: Exempt Bargaining Unit: No
    • Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
    • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized.
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be paid in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). When you perform a civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
    • Financial Disclosure Required
    • Financial Management Certification: This position requires DoD Financial Management Level III certification within 2 years in accordance with DoD Instruction 1300.26,DoD Directive 5118.03 and section 1599d of Title 10, U.S.C. Once obtained, you must maintain and improve proficiency.
    • Supervisory Probation may be required.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
    • Accounting Analysis
    • Decision Support
    • Financial Concepts, Policies, and Principles
    • Financial Management Systems
    • Financial Stewardship
    • Supervision


    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.

    Once the application process is complete, a manual review of your resume and supporting documentation will occur to determine if you are eligible and among the best qualified as determined by the predetermined cutoff score. Your score is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

    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: May be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. If it includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, 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. 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. For additional information see: What to include in your resume .

    2. You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
    • Using Your Education to Qualify: Some positions require education to meet basic qualifications or allow you to qualify substituting education for experience. You MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc. to support your educational claims. The transcripts must include your name, the name of the college or university, class/course list, completed number of credits/hours, and the date degree conferred (if applicable). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Licenses must be current at time of application.
    • For current Federal Employee:
      • You must provide SF-50, or other equivalent official "Notification of Personnel Action" (Note: Request for Personnel Action (SF-52) and Award actions are not acceptable)
      For Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You must provide a signed Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist , PCS orders/verification of duty location assignment, a copy of marriage certificate or license and documents as listed on the Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist. For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at a score of 85 or higher for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link. For Current/Former Military Members:
        Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying your overall service connected disability percentage AND character of service. Future Military Retirees: Military retirees seeking t enter federal service in the Department of Defense require a waiver if appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). Future Separating from the Military: Yu are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.


    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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