Senior Tax Accountant- CG-0510-13

Washington, D.C
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

-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.


Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.



The ideal candidate will have experience in and knowledge of, the field of tax policy that includes the ability to distinguish differences between taxable and non-taxable fringe benefits, understanding appropriate tax withholdings, and conducts research on tax issues.

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.

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 .


See Requirements Stated Under Qualifications.

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

COVID-19: Individuals who start their Federal government service after November 22, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception. See "Next Steps" section.

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

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