Senior Accountant

Rockville, Maryland
May 16, 2021
May 21, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Division of Budget (DOB), Internal Control Team (ICT). The Supervisor is David Holley. This is a bargaining unit position. This position requires minimal travel.

Selectee will not be subject to Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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As a Senior Accountant in the Division of Budget (DOB), Internal Control Team (ICT), the incumbent has responsibility for the implementation of the agency's programmatic internal control requirements and coordinates their review, monitoring, and testing. The incumbent serves as liaison between the OCFO and business line leads, providing technical expertise, guidance, training, and administration for compliance with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982, the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123, as well as all other Federal statutes and guidance related to ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of agency operations. The incumbent shall conduct agency level review and analysis of internal control, compliance, performance management, and enterprise risk management activities. Based on such evaluations, the incumbent formulates recommendations and plans of action that can be presented to the Lead, ICT, Director, Division of Budget, the Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Director for Operations, the Commission, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience is defined as: experience that has provided the candidate with knowledge of the principles, practices, and processes of applying the General Accountability Office's (GAO's) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; experience in programmatic and/or financial internal controls and their impact on the effectiveness of operations.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience should be addressed in your resume, responses to the vacancy questions, and in the additional space provided for your supplemental response.


All candidates must have knowledge of accounting principles and standards as evidenced by a four-year 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 an equivalent combination of college-level education (24 semester hours in accounting courses), training that provided professional accounting knowledge and accounting experience.

Note: It is your responsibility to furnish documentation that verifies you meet the basic education and professional
knowledge requirements; in the absence of such documentation, you would be rated not qualified.

Additional information

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via
. Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

As identical vacancies are identified within the office, additional vacancies may be filled.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

As a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below, or by sending one copy by email to

All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded:
.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

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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