Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC

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In this position you duties will include but are not limited too:

Serves as a principle senior advisor on Government accounting and financial management policy matters, with primary responsibility for establishing and interpreting agency-wide accounting policies and standards, including analysis and reporting of the activities of assigned programs. Provides authoritative advice on accounting and financial management matters. Assessments are carried out on behalf of the Headquarters and involve some of the most complex programs, systems, and issues that are agency-wide in scope and to critical importance to the IRS. Assignments involve custodial accounting of over 2 trillion in taxpayer receipts. The incumbents decisions directly influence the formulation of agency programs and/or policy development.

As an Accountant you will also:
Ensures that agency-wide accounting program policies and standards are fully compatible with internal (e.g., Internal Revenue Manual, Internal Revenue Code, and Treasury Directives) and external (e.g., Congress, GAO, and OMB) Government-wide guidance and in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Develops, or oversees the development of, a wide range of accounting policies, standards, and procedures; provide expert counsel on the interpretation and application of such standards, and carries out broad analytical projects pertaining to the IRS’ financial responsibilities.

Exercises lead responsibility for the development and enhancement of pertinent Internal Revenue

Manuals which govern accounting activity (areas of expertise may include cost accounting, revenue accounting, financial statement analysis, user fees, travel and relocation programs, internal controls, financial management systems, etc.).

Conducts broad and in-depth analyses of accounting programs and provides comprehensive recommendations and expert advice on long-range program initiatives and the resolution of complex accounting problems.

¨ Independently leads other employees, and actively participates in planning, developing, coordinating,

monitoring and assuring completed staff actions on major IRS initiatives or issues related to broad and

complex studies of accounting and financial management.

Formulates and applies cost accounting methodologies to agency-wide data and systems, in partnership with business units, to report the cost of major activities for management information purposes.

Applies new theories or technology to accounting for functional programs and interprets new legislation or regulations for application to the total complement of the agency’s accounting and financial information systems.

Applies accounting principles, theories and practices in new or novel ways where no precedents exist.

Assesses accounting program requirements for the agency over a number of years in order to improve the quality of financial management advice and to assess accounting information costs.

Analyzes complex accounting issues/problems and recommends solutions. Provides expert, technical advice to management on financial and accounting issues.

Responds to Congressional, TIGTA , and GAO reports. Determines corrective actions needed. Ensures corrective actions are implemented.

Researches new or improved business practices for application to operational programs.

Assesses benefits and costs to determine the effect of delaying or immediately implementing Department-wide modifications to accounting systems.

Maintains and ensures integrity of accounting data, systems and reporting processes.

Implements new or modified integrated and interfaced accounting systems and programs



BASIC REQUIREMENTS: REQUIRED EDUCATION: Applicant's must have a Bachelor's degree in 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" and should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
Combination of education and experience of at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, collegelevel education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. Also include 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses, 6 of which can be in business law; a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor through written exam; degree with substantial course work in accounting or auditing.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the Education Requirements stated above, all applicants must possess one FULL year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. Duties may include specialized experience in any combination of the following activities: GS-15 LEVEL :

Preparing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting accounting data.

Operating, maintaining, and modifying accounting systems.

Using accounting information to recommend solutions to management problems and structuring of organization program.

Managing, operating, and analyzing cost accounting systems in connection with manufacturing or other business activities.

Designing, implementing, and assessing internal control processes and systems.

Preparing financial analysis and evaluation work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of (a) corporate finance and any specialized fields of finance required such as public finance, securities,international finance, money and securities markets, investments, and banking, and (b) the financial and management structure, operations, and practices of corporate and other organizations.

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