Supervisory Accountant, GS-510-13/14


Vacancy ID: 778829   Announcement Number: MG-2012-T0433-BLG-778829D   USAJOBS Control Number: 330245800

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MG-2012-T0433-BLG-778829D
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Accountant, GS-510-13/14
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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12. Special Knowledge

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Read the definitions below to determine what options (001 and/or 002) you are eligible to apply.  Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).

 

001 – Merit Promotion.  This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). 

002 – Noncompetitive.  This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans’ Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities.  This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.


001 All US Citizens

21. Geographic Availability

512640840 Winchester, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWERS YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED. THIS POSITION HAS AN INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT (IOR). IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST MEET THE IOR AS WELL AS THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

1. Select the one response that best describes how you meet the basic requirements for this position.

A. I have a degree in accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. (Note: the 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)
B. I completed 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses, of which no more than 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in business law; AND four years of experience in accounting and/or auditing or an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training in accounting and/or auditing.
C. I am a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; AND have four years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training in accounting and/or auditing.
D. I have four years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training, AND have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but less than the required 24 semester/36 quarter hours, AND (1) have successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, AND (2) a panel of professional accountants or auditors have determined that my accounting/auditing knowledge is comparable to that associated with a 4-year course of study, AND (3) have education, training, and experience fully meeting the requirements of the position except for the 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting and/or auditing.
E. My level of education and/or experience is not described above.

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your specialized experience that allows you to meet the minimum requirements of the Supervisory Accountant at the GS-510-13 level.
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A. I have one full year of specialized experience leading, directing or managing accounting services performed by a functional work group in one or more of the following areas: travel payments, vendor payments, or payment certification, experience in testing for and preventing improper payments, acquisition regulations as they relate to vendor payments, interpreting and/or drafting policy and reporting.
B. I do NOT possess the experience described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your specialized experience that allows you to meet the minimum requirements of the Supervisory Accountant at the GS-510-14 level.

A. I have one full year of specialized experience leading, directing or managing accounting services performed by a functional work group in one or more of the following areas: travel payment, vendor payment, or payment certification. Specialized experience is described as experience directing and managing accounting services performed by a functional work group in such areas as payment services. Experience must include establishing internal controls to track financial records, testing for and preventing improper payments, acquisition regulations, timeliness in making payments, reliable financial reports, quarterly and annual reports, and providing leadership, guidance and direction on administrative and technical issues to subordinate staff.
B. I do NOT possess the experience described above.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If marked 'NARRATIVE,' please provide a narrative statement addressing the question, please do not cut and paste your resume.
Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Interpret and comply with agency and congressional statutory accounting requirements.

5. Apply the principles of professional accounting and auditing standards to resolve unprecedented accounting problems in any of several accounting systems.

6. Incorporate findings and recommendations related to audits and internal control reviews into the management of a financial program.

7. Provide analyses and recommendations on a wide variety of accounting and financial reports.

8. Analyze, reconcile, and correct financial and accounting inconsistencies.

9. Analyze and improve reporting and utilization of allocated funds and manpower resources.

10. Resolve unprecedented accounting problems within financial accounting systems.

11. Analyze quantitative data to assure correctness of financial data related to changes in funding levels for such items as equipment purchases, travel and maintenance.

12. Conduct analyses and feasibility studies to determine the most efficient methods of implementing financial management policies and procedures.

13. Perform internal control testing based on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A123and/or Improper Payment and Recovery Act (IPERA).FACTOR: Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve financial management issues

14. Skilled in creating financial statements, charts, and reports.

15. Use automated financial systems (both core financial systems and various feeder systems), including generating financial statement, retrieving data, entering and storing documents, and maintaining records.

16. Identify, categorize, and analyze quantitative data to assure correctness of financial data.

17. Skilled in gathering, compiling and analyzing financial data to develop and prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports.

18. Make definitive recommendations to senior management officials to improve understanding of the impacts of existing and proposed financial standards, programs and policies.

19. Identifies and resolves a variety of financial, accounting and/or policy issues.

20. Conduct analyses and feasibility studies to determine the most efficient methods of implementing financial management policies and procedures.

21. Interprets policy and regulatory requirements as they relate to the preparation and analysis of financial or accounting data.

22. Review completed work to determine that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, and deadlines have been met.

23. . Articulate and communicate to a team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.

24. Monitor and report on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met.

25. Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products/services.

26. 25. Participates in verbal discussions in which the purpose was to justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving financial or accounting issues.

27. 26. Participates in planning activities through the development and execution of briefings, presentations, and conferences for senior management, prepares training materials to present to accountants on a variety of accounting scenarios.

28. 28. Write memoranda, instructions, and polices related to the reporting of financial data for internal control evaluation, reports of findings and recommendation.

29. 29. Prepare financial or accounting reports.

30. 30. Compiles program and specialized program-related numerical, narrative and/or statistical data from various sources and documents and prepares reports following general guidelines.