Accountant (Systems & Procedures)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Accountant (Systems & Procedures), you will:
  • Review existing systems to determine needed enhancements, plan system modifications, manage contract support activities, ensure accounting financial system integration, manage system control reference tables, manage application security, and provide support for various audits.
  • Oversee business process improvements and automation initiatives, software implementation, obtain user acceptance, provide system training, provide technical assistance to users, and maintain day-to-day system operations.
  • Design and develop system reports, manage annual closing of accounting system processes, assist in the preparation of annual system budgets, and act as liaison with program users to ensure systems are responding to internal and external clients.
  • Consult with program managers to determine how data can be used to improve their program management.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, District of Columbia. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals
  • A. This is a term position. A term position does not confer eligibility for transfer to another agency. A term employee does not acquire competitive status or eligibility to be converted to a career conditional appointment, nor is the time served under a term appointment creditable toward career tenure. A term appointment carries no implied or specific commitment of consideration for, or placement into, a permanent appointment.

    B. The employment of a term employee ends automatically at the expiration of his or her term. Term employees, who were previously in a career or career-conditional status, will not automatically be able to return to their career or career-conditional position once the term is over; they may, however, reapply for the career or career-conditional position if it is available.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience:

    Specialized experience for the GS-14 is defined as one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:

    -Experience implementing Financial Accounting Systems applications such as: PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials, or other accounting application; AND
    -Experience supporting operations and maintenance (O&M) of a financial accounting systems to determine appropriate updates; AND
    -Experience extracting data in various formats from a Financial Accounting System for ad-hoc reports, analysis, verification and profiling.

    Experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    Education

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

    OR

    B. 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:

    1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
    2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
    3. 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • Relocation incentive will not be paid.
    • A recruitment incentive may be paid to newly appointed (non-Federal) applicants. A service agreement will be required.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    • HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

    As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

    Employees are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

    If selected, you will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption request on/or before appointment or onboarding.

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on working in a real estate related business, and having Section 8 tenants, along with other prohibited interests and activities. To review applicable ethics rules and HUD specific restrictions, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics .