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The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.
The Accountant position is located in the Office of Accounting and Shared Services, within the Fiscal Service, and has responsibility for formulating debt, administrative, and governmentwide accounting policies and standards; establishing accounting and reporting requirements and systems and accounting procedures and controls; performing accounts reconcilement and reporting; and processing, certifying, recording, and reporting administrative receipts and expenditures accurately, efficiently, and in compliance with governing regulations. Additional responsibilities include administering the debt, administrative, and governmentwide accounting systems; preparing and issuing annual financial statements and schedules as well as various budget, accounting, and management reports.
* We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Develop policies, guidelines, procedures, and controls for debt, administrative, and governmentwide accounting related issues. This support would include, but not limited to updates to the Treasury Financial Manual and United States Standard General Ledger. Ensure that procedures are in compliance with statute, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and with guidelines issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Fiscal Service, the Department, and other relevant authoritative sources.
- Responsible for the preparation, review, analysis, and/or submission of annual financial statements that are in compliance with the CFO Act of 1990 and other governing regulations. This would include, but not limited to the Financial Report of the United States Government and Schedule of Federal Debt. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for routine financial, budget, and management reports that are submitted to the Department, OMB, the United States Congress, and other stakeholders. This would include, but not limited to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
- Develop and maintain accounting controls to assure the accuracy and timeliness of debt, administrative, and governmentwide financial records. This would include, but not limited to ensuring Treasury does not exceed the statutory debt limit. Develop policy and guidelines for internal controls. Conduct studies and projects to improve policy, procedures, and controls and determine the feasibility of proposed and mandated changes to the programs.
- Operate, maintain, and monitor financial management systems according to established procedures and required schedules. This may include determining the feasibility of proposed and mandated accounting system changes and enhancements as well as performing any testing required for implementing such changes.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
You must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT which requires submitting proof. See the Required Documents sections for details.
A. 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 nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes using an automated accounting system and reconciliation of accounting documents. OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: One full year of graduate level education OR a Bachelor's Degree with Superior Academic Achievement demonstrated through class standing (upper third of the graduating class); grade point average (a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years education or courses completed during the final 2 years; or a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on required courses in the major field); or election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. A copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned is required.
For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience using an automated accounting system, reconciliation of accounting documents, and experience interpreting and applying Federal accounting policies and procedures. OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Two full years of progressively higher graduate education or Master's degree or an LL.B. or J.D. if related to the posted position. A copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned is required. OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Accounting, Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Financial Systems. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Superior, Good, or Satisfactory, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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* We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
* Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
* Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
* Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
* A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
* We will not pay relocation expenses .
* This is a bargaining-designated position covered by BPD.
* This position is a moderate sensitive position.
* The incumbent will be able to work an AWS/Flexitime schedule (10 hour AWS schedule is not available).
* This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Fiscal Service may select candidates for this vacant position under this Job Opportunity Announcement, and/or any other appropriate source of hiring authority (examples include, but are not limited to, competitive examining sources; non-competitive sources such as Veteran's Recruitment Appointment, reinstatement, or transfer of current or former competitive service employees; and direct hire authorities). Further information about these other sources of hiring authority is available from the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp .
In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
* Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
* Minimal travel.
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
* Successfully complete a background investigation.
* Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
* 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.
* Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
* Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
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