Accountant

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Mar 04, 2021
Closes
Mar 07, 2021
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Financial Management Division, Support Services Directorate of the Selective Service System is responsible for managing the Agency's fiscal resources efficiently, effectively, with integrity; to provide and maintain fiscal policy for the Agency and support SSS requests to Congress for appropriations; manage financial plans and allocate fiscal resources in support of approved programs; to provide timely service, professional leadership, and expert guidance to internal and external customers.
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Responsibilities

As an Accountant at the GS-510-11/12/13 levels, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Performing functional administration of operations accounting programs such as agency traveler management, travel data and travel systems/processing.
  • Processing financial and system transactions/documents by entering data into automated financial and accounting systems, verifies appropriate data elements and codes for agency obligation accounts, cost centers, and appropriations.
  • Receives financial documents and transactions, determines appropriations to be charged by object class and line item, and chargeable fiscal year, prepares the document for payment, and tracks them to completion.
  • Coordinates the collection, preparation, review of data and submission of a wide variety of accounting reports on fund status. Reports may include monthly Statement of Transactions, Year-End Closing Statement, Undisbursed Appropriations Accounts - Trial Balance, Statement of Differences, Undisbursed Appropriation Account, Report on Budget Execution, and Report of Obligations.
  • Reviews the accounting system through periodic checks of the current work, the accounts structure, and the accounting procedures to insure that individual transactions are properly recorded in the accounts.
  • Recommends changes in existing operating techniques to improve operations and implement changes as necessary.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Enrollment in direct deposit


Qualifications

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package.

All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on 3/6/2021 the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

To qualify for this position at the GS-11 l evel, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level
equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. To be credible, this experience must include work that involves:
  • performing functional administration of operations accounting programs such as agency traveler management, travel data and travel systems.
  • processing financial and system transactions.
  • enters data/documents into automated financial and accounting systems.
OR

Have a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field that is directly related to the work of the position; or three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

OR

Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 equivalent in difficulty and complexity of the next lower grade (GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization), or equivalent in other pay systems that knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be credible, this experience must include the following skills and experience:
  • coordinates the collection, preparation, review of data.
  • submits a wide variety of accounting reports on fund status, which go to Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of the Treasury, and internal management; reports may include monthly Statement of Transactions, Year-End Closing Statement, Undisbursed Appropriations Accounts - Trial Balance, Statement of Differences, Undisbursed Appropriation Account, Report on Budget Execution, and Report of Obligations.
  • reviews the accounting system through periodic checks of the current work, the accounts structure, and the accounting procedures to insure that individual transactions are properly recorded in the accounts.
This experience must be supported in your resume.

OR

You may qualify at the GS-510-13 level, you must have: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level that demonstrates: or is equivalent in other pay systems that knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be credible, this experience must include the following skills and experience:
  • plans, develops, implements, coordinates and manages the entire accounting program
  • manages the interface between agency personnel and key high-level staff members on all accounting related matters; effects appropriate changes and makes recommendations which affect all aspects of the agency system's accounting functions, including organizational cost control, the modification of account structures, reporting requirements, procedural instructions, and matters of similar importance.
  • makes recommendations on the feasibility of establishing or revising operating policies and procedures; directs the development and adaptation of new accounting initiatives such as automated on-line accounting links with Treasury and OMB.
  • conducts day-to-day accounting systems functions.

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.

Education

If education is a basic requirement or you are qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial). Failure to submit transcripts may result in an ineligible rating.

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.

For further information, click on http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, you must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD-214 member copy 4).

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you at an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures.

For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/

Hiring Authorities for Veterans https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to: http://www.sss.gov/

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): GS-11 Non-exempt, GS-12: Exempt; GS-13: Exempt

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Arithmetic/Mathematics
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Management
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Competence
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11044365

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

  • Your Resume (if you submit a personally developed resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format, be sure to include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications, beginning/ending dates, and hours worked per week, for each paid and non-paid position you included).
  • Assessment Questionnaire responses.
  • Performance Appraisal OR a written statement as to why one can not be provided must be submitted (applies to current Federal service employees). Your performance appraisal must be your most recent (within the previous 18 months) performance appraisal.
  • SF-50 (Applies to current or former Federal service employees) To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:
  • Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)
  • With-In-Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSI)s
  • Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date.
Other Supporting Documents: (only submit if applicable to you), College transcripts if qualifying all or in part based on your education. You may submit official, unofficial, or a self-certified list of course titles, grades earned, completion dates, and number of semester or quarter hours earned.
  • VEOA documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
  • ICTAP/CTAP documentation
  • Noncompetitive appointment eligibility documentation
  • College transcripts if qualifying all or in part based on your education. You may submit official, unofficial, or a self-certified list of course titles, grades earned, completion dates, and number of semester or quarter hours earned.


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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