Supervisory Accountant (Controller)


Vacancy ID: 808236   Announcement Number: D0006-13-CFO-808236   USAJOBS Control Number: 333682800

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 808236


1. Title of Job

Supervisory Accountant (Controller)


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


510 Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1.  Are you willing to work in the Washington D.C., and accept this position without relocation incentive? 

A. Yes
B. No

2. Carefully read the following descriptions of minimum qualifications and select the one that best describes your qualification.

A. A bachelor's degree in accounting.
B. A bachelor's degree in a related field, such as business administration, finance or public administration that included, or was supplemented by, 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, of which no more than 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in business law.
C. Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor obtained through written examination; AND have four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training in accounting.
D. Four years of experience in accounting, 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, 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 or a related field, AND (2) a panel of professional accountants have determined that accounting 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.
E. None of the above.

3. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the Supervisory Accountant (Controller), GS-0510-15. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-14 in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience may include: federal government budgeting, including processes and concepts; managing and maintaining the accuracy of an organizations general ledger; directing planning, and organizing financial and accounting operations for an organization; developing financial and accounting systems and procedures, instructions and policies for an organization; supervising the monthly/quarterly/annual financial reports for an organization. Experience must include knowledge of accounting principles and practices, financial markets and banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
B. I do not meet any of the requirements listed above.

4. I have experience in the following accounting/financial functions (Select all that apply):

A. General ledger
B. Accounts payable
C. Accounts receivable
D. Cash reconciliation
E. None of the above

For each of the functions you selected above, please provide a short response indicating where on your resume the supporting documentation can be found.

5. Accounting - Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to financial analysis.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have analyzed financial data utilizing the conclusions to understand my organization's financial position and to assess future financial performance.
C. I have analyzed financial data including profitability analysis, risk analysis, and analysis of sources and uses of funds.
D. I have a basic understanding of financial analysis which includes profitability analysis and risk analysis.

6. Accounting - Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to supervising accounting work.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have reviewed the work of others within my work group to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the documents.
C. I have managed an accounting department or division where I was responsible for managing day-to-day activities and developing long range plans.
D. I supervised other accountants, reviewing their work and providing feedback on errors.

7. Accounting - Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to preparing financial reports.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have drawn conclusions about financial data to prepare written findings following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
C. I have interpreted financial information in order to prepare technical reports for senior management.
D. I am responsible for the development of organizational financial statements and annual reports.

8. Auditing - Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program results audits.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your audit training and experience.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have audited my organization's financial documents for accuracy, integrity, and conformance to accounting guidelines, taking corrective action if variances are identified.
C. I have reviewed financial statements, reports, or accounts for accuracy, integrity, and conformance to accounting and program guidelines.
D. I have examined financial statements for conformance to accepted accounting and program guidelines.

9. Financial Management - Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget for program areas; plans, administers, and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of an organization.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to financial management.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have supported the implementation of a financial management program in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws and regulations.
C. I have held the sole responsibility for my organization's financial management functions, including accounting and internal control policies and processes.
D. I have developed and implement a financial management program in compliance with law, regulations, and the needs of my organization.

10. Decision Making - Making sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to decision making.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have assessed the available information to form decisions, weigh alternatives, and take action for activities within my individual area of responsibility.
C. I have collected and analyzed information from a variety of sources both within and outside my organization to make decisions and take action for my department.
D. I have examined available information, weigh the impacts and implications of possible decisions, and commit to a course of action for my organization.

11. Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to planning.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have modified my initial priorities and goals in order to capitalize on opportunities and manage risks that arise.
C. I formulated objectives, set priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interest of my organization.
D. I have created objectives and priorities for my work group to follow.

12. Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to leading others.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have managed a small group or project team, where I am responsible for the completion of final work products.
C. I have supervised employees, where I am responsible for their work products and ensure they receive professional development opportunities.
D. I have led a division within an organization, where I am responsible for managing day-to-day activities as well as long term plans and operating procedures.

13. Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to leading others.

A. I have used multiple approaches to leading others and select the most appropriate one based on the work environment, type of employee, and task at hand.
B. I have used one approach to leading others that applies across work settings and employee developmental levels.
C. I have used different approaches to leading others based on the work environment and current task.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

14. External Awareness - Identifies and understands economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to understanding the external environment.

A. I have analyzed external policies and trends to shape near-term and long-term plans to determine how best to achieve organizational goals.
B. I have identified and kept up-to-date external policies and trends which affect my organization and shape stakeholders' views about my organization.
C. I have recognized how external policies affect an organization.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

15. External Awareness - Identifies and understands economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to interacting with external groups.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have acted as the departmental representative to other groups within my organization affected by policy and strategy.
C. I have served as my organization's liaison to external groups (e.g. Department of Commerce, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank) that affect the operations of my organization.
D. I have maintained relationships with external groups (e.g. Department of Commerce, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Bank) to ensure effective working relationships.

16. Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to writing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have created written communications including basic reports or informational documents for use within my work group requiring some original composition.
C. I have produced written materials within my work group including small or routine reports, responses to inquiries, as well as materials that convey basic ideas, procedures, or regulations.
D. I have written materials, reports, or documents that provide instructions, request information, and/or provide factual information for dissemination inside and outside of my organization.