ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Lee, Virginia
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

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


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section for more information.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System by the announcement closing date or exempt from registration.
  • May be subject to successful E-Verify check. See more information at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • May be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Work environment: The work is performed in an office setting.
  • Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary; however, some walking, bending, and carrying\lifting some heavy paper materials for use in printers and other machines.


Qualifications

See the OPM Qualification Standards for more information. This position is covered under Clerical and Administrative 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.

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.

Examples of qualifying 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.

You must also meet the following requirements by the announcement closing date:
  • Current and former federal employees in either the competitive or excepted service and current federal employees applying under VEOA eligibility are subject to time-in-grade . You must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be eligible for promotion. See the Required Documents section to learn what documents are necessary to show you meet this requirement. The next lower grade level for the GS-06 is one year at the GS-05. The next lower grade for the GS-07 is one year at the GS-06.
  • Current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens."


Education

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.

You may not use education to qualify for the GS-06 and GS-07 grade levels.

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.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is non-exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • 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.
  • COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • The incumbent must be able to receive and maintain a Level II Non- Critical/Sensitive Security Clearance
    due to the integrated nature of the financial system.
  • DoD Financial Management Certification Program Level 1 (DFMCP1) is a requirement of this position and the incumbent must either possess or achieve this certification within two years of entrance into this position in accordance with the NDAA FY 2012, Public Law 112-81 (not a DAWIA certification). The incumbent must adhere to the guidelines and requirements of this certification program. Additional details can be found in DoDI 1300.26, "Operation of the DoD Financial Management Certification Program", dated November 20, 2013.
  • Incumbent may be required to work overtime.