Systems Accountant, CG-510-11

Washington, D.C
May 08, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time


*This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to May 13, 2021. *

This position is located in the Division of Finance, Controller, NFE Servicing & Control Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the implementation of new systems and changes/upgrades to existing systems.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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As a Systems Accountant, you will

- With the guidance of senior staff, supervision and/or management be responsible for various aspects of maintaining, enhancing, and operating the NFE PeopleSoft and other Division of Finance (DOF) systems.

- Support testing initiatives for upgrades, external and internal software releases, Division of Information Technology (DIT) mandated testing, disaster recovery, user acceptance testing, contingency planning, and other initiatives as needed.

- Provide technical guidance and supports implementation of maintenance and processing for accounting and financial systems including accounting codes, edits, security, user access, systems tables, reports/queries development, system/user documentation.

- Perform security configuration changes such as role page access, data access, and route control assignments. Review and validate security configuration changes and NFE chartfield value configuration and edit changes to support NFE releases and deployments.

- Partner with senior staff in supporting scheduled and routine audits, reviews, evaluations, and certifications of DOF's financial systems.

- Perform reconciliation processes to ensure that data files and reports are accurate. Create new reports or revise existing reports to support reconciliations, respond to system inquiries and findings, and provide control and statistical information for management.

- Develop training/reference materials to conduct formal classes, informal functional and technical training for DOF and other system users. Create NFE reference materials, produces queries and/or reports for user community.

- Work with senior staff in providing functional and technical systems training to DOF and other divisions' employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Completion Of Financial Disclosure May Be Required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

In addition to the specialized experience below, this position requires:

1. 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. OR

2. 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; or
  • 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.

  • AND

    To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing testing or validating changes to PeopleSoft Financials/EPM/CHRIS applications to develop, maintain, enhance, or upgrade the system in compliance with accounting and system policies, practices, and standards.

    OR you may substitute education as follows:
  • You must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in accounting or a related field.
  • Have a combination of education and experience that meets the requirements for the CG-11. You must have graduate level education as described above, beyond the 2nd full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as describe above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

  • Applicants MUST submit academic transcripts as proof of meeting the qualifying educational requirements. Because specific course work is required, applicants MUST submit transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the Required Documents section for submitting necessary proof. Failure to submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate the educational requirements will result in an application being deemed incomplete and removal from further consideration is possible. YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR TRANSCRIPT(S) (unofficial copy is acceptable)

    Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


    See requirements stated under QUALIFICATIONS.

    Additional information

    If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

    To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

    Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

    The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.

    1. Knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, and practices as applied to corporate and receivership accounting, finance and business practices.

    2. Skill working on PeopleSoft financial applications.

    3. Knowledge of computer concepts, systems related financial data problems, development of system processing and configuration requirements, system internal controls, and quality controls.

    4. Ability to organize, analyze, interpret information to develop solutions to accounting, finance, data collection, business objectives and reporting problems.

    5. Ability to communicate in writing.

    6. Ability to communicate orally.

    You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable). Education must be from accredited institutions. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here . An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you attended more than one university and need to send multiple transcripts, please upload/fax all transcripts as one document.

    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 more information, click here .

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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