Senior Tax Accountant, CG-0510-13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 28, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Finance of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of formulating and developing accounting and tax policy for the Corporation in both its corporate and receivership capacities..

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

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Responsibilities

-Monitors tax cases, rulings, regulations, legislation and other developments for changes which
impact upon the agency in its corporate capacity.

-Develops tax policies; prepares and updates tax policy documents with respect to changes in tax law; prepares briefing papers, decision memorandums, and other documents for senior level management decision making purposes.

-Performs in-depth research assignments on the most difficult technical tax issues; serves an expert resource within FDIC on tax accounting related issues; Interacts with and negotiates with state and federal agencies in resolving various technical tax issues; and provides technical guidance to and interacts with FDIC personnel to resolve tax issues.

-Serves as a leader and works with tax accountants and technicians placed under the incumbent's guidance for various projects within the Section.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

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 CG/GS -12 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as applying federal and state taxation guidance to include the Internal Revenue Code and rulings when reviewing and preparing memoranda related to compensatory and constructive fringe benefit receipts.

    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.

    Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, Click Here .

    Education

    A college degree in accounting or in a related field (business, finance, or public administration) that included 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours in business law) OR have at least 4 years accounting experience that includes either 24 semester hours of accounting and auditing courses (may include up to 6 hours in business law) OR have a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

    Additional information

    If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

    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.

    Insert four to six competencies/KSAs in this area and number each.

    1. Knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and appropriate State Income Tax Regulations regarding information return requirements, employment taxes.

    2. Ability to determine facts and apply judgment in assessing the practical tax implications of alternative resolutions.

    3.Ability to interact with state and federal tax agencies to resolve tax issues; to analyze financial data in light of its related tax ramifications, and to research federal and state tax issues and communicate findings and conclusions via policy and procedures.

    4. Ability to provide guidance of tax accounting procedures to other tax accountants and technicians within the section.

    5. Ability to communicate orally.

    6. Ability to communicate in writing to present completed written work as a finished product.

    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
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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:

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, 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.

    NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

    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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