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Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you are not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.
This position is located in the NCUA, Asset Management and Assistance Center (AMAC), Division of Finance. The incumbent will be responsible for AMAC's accounting processes including general ledger, fixed assets, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial statement preparation, including research and interpretation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL).
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
A probationary period may be required. DUTIES:
Maintains AMAC financial systems and interfaces, including accounting, budget, capitalization/operations and procurement.
Develops and implements financial system changes.
Designs and modifies accounting reports to meet stakeholders needs.
Assures the integrity of internal controls in the development and maintenance of AMACs financial systems.
Reviews submitted documents related to assigned areas to ensure compliance with regulations and policies.
Performs research analysis related to financial data to identify trends related to finance and accounting.
Writes and edits procedural manuals and instructions for Division of Finance, AMAC. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements for this position in addition to having the specialized experience and/or directly related education described below by the closing date of this announcement to fully qualify for this position.
Basic Qualification Requirements :
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.
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. Your 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) you 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, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
Specialized Experience and/or Directly Related Education Requirements :
To qualify at the grade CU-11, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS/CU-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience
must include activities such as preparing and analyzing complex accounting
records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy,
completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards; reconciling
financial accounts; using electronic payments systems; establishing criteria
for financial systems; managing complex financial systems; completing IRS
informational tax filings; and directing and reviewing the work product of
other financial professionals.
OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. The degree must be in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration.
OR Equivalent combination of education and experience: specialized experience at the GS/CU-09 level as described above and education in excess of 2-years as described above.
To qualify at the grade CU-12, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the CU/GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as preparing and analyzing complex
accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess
accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards;
reconciling financial accounts; using electronic payments systems; evaluating
and establishing criteria and modifications for financial systems; managing
complex financial systems; completing IRS informational tax filings; evaluating
policies and procedures, recommending, preparing and maintaining procedural
manuals and instructions; and directing and reviewing the work product of other
You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of accounting principles, concepts, theories, techniques and practices; such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASAB), accrual accounting, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies.
Knowledge of revolving fund processes.
Ability to explain facts, ideas, or concerns in a clear and convincing manner.
Ability to create accounting reports.
Ability to compile and analyze financial data.
Ability to write financial documents, such as manuals, policies and procedures. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. BENEFITS:
participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life
Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.
the major benefits offered to federal employees at Federal Benefits
If you are selected for this position at the CU-11, or CU-12, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-13 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position.
This position is in a bargaining unit.
SALARY : Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR), which includes a locality rate of 10.32 percent for the Austin, TX geographical area.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http://www.sss.gov/
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