Supervisory Accountant - Direct Hire Authority

Washington, D.C
Jun 19, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Full Time


Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Accountant/PD#19294-0
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Eligible
Telework: Eligible
Virtual Position: No

This recruitment is for one position with the Office of Management (OM), Office of Revolving Funds located at VACO, 810 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20420.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.201) for this occupation.
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Supervisory Accountant, PD#19294-0

Advises and assists the Director in directing and managing the daily operations of Supply Fund Oversight Office.

Manages the program segment of the Supply Fund Oversight office, overseeing and monitoring all contractor support and in-house financial services for current and future financial agreements.

Advises the VA Acquisition entities on budget planning and business planning activities; revenue projections, billing and collections of payments for services provided on a fee-for-service basis; and income statements, capital acquisitions and capital reserve analysis.

Developing, interpreting, and implementing accounting policies for the VA Supply Fund.

Advises the Director on policies and procedures pertaining to a wide-range of accounting operations.

Provides accounting systems support according to recognized theories and practices generally accepted to meet the accounting standards and reporting requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Department of Treasury.

Participates in work groups consisting of representatives from the VA Supply Fund Acquisition entities, VA Administrations and Staff Offices, and other government agencies in the development of the Department's accounting operations, fiscal policies, and procedures.

Functions as the liaison during the VA Supply Fund audit, addressing preliminary audit recommendations.

Identifies potential audit deficiencies and plans, organizes and documents financial improvement.

Coordinates with Acquisition entities to develop and implement corrective action plans to address weaknesses.

Applies prescribed requirements, responsibilities, policies, and procedures for management action in response to audits issued by GAO, commercial firms, VA Office of Inspector General, and internal review.

Coordinates and monitors external audit review activities to ensure events are conducted according to prescribed OMB, GAO, and Treasury regulations and directives.

Provides guidance and assistance with internal reviews according to VA regulations and directives.

Monitors the activity of GAO and commercial firms from start to finish and prepares reports to keep VA Supply Fund stakeholders informed, including RFBOD.

Reviews and approves recommendations for new or revised workflow and accounting practices assuring that such changes do not violate the applications of generally accepted professional accounting principles, practices, and theories or internal controls.

Analyzes and evaluates techniques of reporting, status, and progress of operations.

Makes detailed evaluations of accounting and financial management problems, procedures, methods, and systems and presents clear and logical proposals regarding the resolution of problems and the revision or augmentation of the procedures and systems as they relate to, involve, or affect the VA Supply Fund.

Recommends narrative and financial template information for the VA Revolving Funds Board of Directors (RFBOD).

Assign work to subordinates by defining assignments in terms of overall goals and program objectives established by the Executive Director.

Establishes work procedures, schedules, deadlines and standards.

Identify training needs of subordinates and ensure training needs are met.

Establish and approve performance standards for individual positions ensuring equity throughout the organization.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
May serve a probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Physical Requirements: Work performed is primarily sedentary although some walking and standing may be required to attend meetings, seminars, and conferences with other VA employees and other government agencies.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
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, 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 above; 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.

  • GS-14 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: Serves as an accounting expert on statues, policies and regulations that govern or otherwise affect departmental financial management activities. Advises other financial or IT experts or management on issues that involve oversight of financial system operations. Participated in implementation of new accounting system. Reviewed, analyzed and recommend solutions for complex issues directly related to accounting/financial systems. Develops written reports, technical documents and papers with recommendations for high-level managers and directors, regarding systems integration and report generation. Serving in a lead or supervisory role or similar role where you led a team, coached or served as a mentor to a team or group to include assigning and planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work. Experience finding ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed.

    There is no educational substitution for the GS-14 level.

    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; religions; 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.


    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: .

    If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

    Additional information

    VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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


    You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

    Competency 1 - Communication

    Competency 2 - Financial Systems

    Competency 3 - Internal Controls

    Competency 4 - Principles of Accounting

    Competency 5 - Planning and Evaluating

    Competency 6 - Lead or Supervise


    The first 50 qualified and eligible candidates who applied will be considered for referral to the selecting official. Additional candidates will be referred based on hiring needs . Your application date is the date you last submitted and/or updated your application.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Documents Accepted:
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Other (1)
    • PCS Orders
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Proof of Marriage Status
    • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    Documents Required:
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    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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