Accounting Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Sep 28, 2021
Closes
Oct 05, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your application package. We encourage you to read the entire announcement before starting the application process.

This recruitment is subject to restrictions of the DoD referral system for displaced employees.

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Responsibilities

Serves as the Accounting Technician in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Accounting Technician in the Resale Accounting Branch (RAB) either in the Continental United States (CONUS) or Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) with responsibility for providing accountability support to designated stores, NEXMarts, and/ or Central Distribution Centers (CDCs).

Position responsibilities include:
  • Research exceptions to accounts receivables, account payables, inventory balances and other accounting transactions.
  • Resolves unpaid accounts payable problems that could include pricing, weight variances, case package counts, etc.
  • Reviews, analyzes and provides resolution for financial transaction exceptions. Reports recurring or high risk scenarios to higher management as they occur.
  • Process daily transactional input to the financial system. Responds to store and vendor inquires.
  • Provides ongoing feedback for changes required in standard operating procedures to ensure new business processes are documented and internal policies are in line with new requirements.
  • Uses various computer systems to process data into the accountable inventory systems.

By 11:59 PM ET on the announcement closing date, you must meet qualifications, conditions of employment, and other stated requirements, and submit a complete resume and all applicable required documents and select at least one eligibility that applies to you. When choosing your eligibility or eligibilities, carefully read the explanation as it will identify additional required documents to include in your application package to prove you meet the selected eligibility or eligibilities. All submitted documents must be legible. Illegible documents may result in you being marked ineligible. Additionally, failure to meet qualifications and/or requirements, submit a complete resume, submit required documents, or select an eligibility applicable to you will result in you being ineligible for this position. Applicants who disqualify themselves receive no further consideration.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
7

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • ?Must be a U.S. citizen or National.
  • ?Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or exempt from registration. See https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
  • ?Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • ?Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • ?DoD Financial Management Certification Program Level 1 (DFMCP1) is a requirement of this position and incumbent must either possess or achieve this certification within two years of entrance into this position.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.


Qualifications

See the OPM Qualification Standards for more information on qualifications and/or combining experience and education to meet the minimum qualifications. This position is covered under Clerical and Administrative Support Positions.

Your resume and supporting documents must show that you meet the qualifications for the grade level or levels for which you are applying.

For GS-05: (A) one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-04 or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. OR (B) 4 years above high school from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education (https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/) and in an appropriate field of study as described elsewhere in this announcement. OR (C) a combination of experience and education equaling 100% of the qualifications. Additional information is available in the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards.

For GS-6: To qualify at the GS-06, applicants must posses at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level (or equivalent) by the end of the closing date of this announcement. This experience may have been gained in the private or military sector.

For GS-7: To qualify at the GS-07, applicants must posses at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-06 grade level (or equivalent) by the end of the closing date of this announcement. This experience may have been gained in the private or military sector.

Specialized experience:
At the GS-05:
  • Review and examine and input data into various financial systems and process document.
  • Performs full range of related accounting clerical or technical tasks; duties and assignments.
  • Verifies and maintains records of transaction; answers routing procedural questions.
  • Ability to reconcile financial records.
  • Has significant supervisory oversite at this level.
At the GS-06:
  • Review, examine and input data into various financial systems and process document retention for credit memos, receipts, daily sales, etc to produce store level financial reports.
  • Performs full range of related accounting clerical or technical tasks; duties and assignments with few errors.
  • Verifies and maintains records of transaction; answer routing procedural questions.
  • Able to reconcile and resolve issues with financial documentation.
  • Is able to work effectively with reduced supervisory oversight.
At the GS-07:
  • Review, examine and input data into various financial systems and process document retention for credit memos, receipts, daily sales, etc. to produce store level financial reports.
  • Performs full range of related accounting clerical or technical tasks; duties and assignments.
  • Verifies and maintains records of transactions, is considered an expert in DeCA RAB operations and can help train others.
  • Ability to reconcile, resolve root cause issues and propose efficiencies.
  • Supervisory oversight is minimal.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

Time-in-grade applies to the promotion of current and former federal employees who hold or have held a permanent GS position in either the competitive or excepted service in the previous 52 weeks. Generally, you must serve at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be considered for promotion. Current federal employees applying under VEOA eligibility are subject to time-in-grade. See the Required Documents section for information about the documents to include in your application package to show you meet time-in-grade.

Time in Grade for the GS-06: Time-in-Grade: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the
competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-05 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for the position by the
closing date of the announcement.

Time in Grade for the GS-07: Time-in-Grade: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the
competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-06 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for the position by the
closing date of the announcement.

Time after competitive appointment . Current federal civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens."

Education

For the GS-05:Education used to qualify for this position must be from an accredited school or educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and a copy of your transcript is required as part of your application package. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, you must provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

Foreign Education . If using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or show that a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses.

For the GS-06, and GS-07: You may not use education to qualify.

Additional information

  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • Position is not exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
  • If the position is filled below the full performance grade level, your work assignments will be progressively complex and intended to broaden your skills and provide you with practical experience to prepare you for the full performance grade level. Promotion up to and including the full performance grade level is neither guaranteed nor automatic but may be made without further competition and with your supervisor's recommendation
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated against the qualification requirements and the following competencies:
  • Accounting Systems
  • Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Accounting
  • Fundamentals and Operations of Accounting
Application Review. We review your application package to confirm your appointment eligibility, determine your qualifications, and verify you meet requirements. If your application package lacks any of the information necessary to make these determinations, or the information is illegible, we may determine you are ineligible for consideration.

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

Submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM ET on 10/04/2021.

1. Resume: Required. Your resume must contain your name and contact information. Additionally, for each position listed, you must provide the employment beginning and ending dates (month/year to month/year or month/year to present), number of hours worked per week, position title, pay plan (e.g., GS, WG, WL, WS) and grade level, and a narrative description of the job duties you performed. This information is required to determine your qualifications for the position. Resumes without the required information will not be considered. We encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or guide you in preparing your resume. If you submit multiple resumes, we only review/use the last resume you submitted. Illegible documents will not be considered. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

2. Transcripts: Required when using education to qualify for this position. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they contain the applicant's (your) name, the name of the school, the date and degree awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rating ineligible for this position. If selected, you are required to provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date.

3. Questionnaire: Required. This preliminarily measures your background against the required competencies.

4. Supporting Documents: As applicable. Read your selected eligibility or eligibilities closely to determine which documents you must submit to verify your eligibility to apply. Submission of documents required to verify your eligibility applies to all applicants.

5. Standard Form (SF) 50: Required.
  • All current DeCA employees, regardless of location or human resources service provider, must submit a copy of a recent SF50 showing your current position title, pay plan-series-grade, tenure and position occupied. Note an award SF50 will not suffice..
  • If you are applying for a higher grade than you currently hold you must also submit SF 50s to verify you held the next lower grade level for at least 52 weeks (called the time-in-grade requirement). Some SF 50s dated within the last 52 weeks do not demonstrate you meet time-in-grade on their own (e.g., Gen Adj from the current year). You may need to submit two (2) or more SF 50s to show you meet this requirement. Examples of appropriate SF 50s include Promotion, Reg WRI, and SF 50s effective more than 52 weeks ago. Do not submit an award SF 50.
All current Department of Defense (DoD) employees can access MyBiz and/or eOPF to obtain copies of their SF 50s.