Accountant


Vacancy ID: 822639   Announcement Number: CK822639TW   USAJOBS Control Number: 335989400

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 822639


1. Title of Job

Accountant


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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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

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

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Accountant

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


294120095 Kansas City, MO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the responses below, select the one response that best describes the experience and/or education that you possess which allows you to meet the Basic Requirements for the position.

A. I have a 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. Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts for verification.
B. I have 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. My background also includes one of the following: (1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality; (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. Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts for verification.
C. My education and/or experience is not reflected in the above responses.

2. From the descriptions below, choose the letter that best describes the highest level of experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-12 level Accountant work. (Note: One year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour workweek. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience).

A. I have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in federal service that provided me the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. My experience includes enhancing or modifying accounting systems; organizing, analyzing, and interpreting financial information; interpreting financial laws, policies, and regulations; preparing presentations, reports and executive summaries on accounting data and functions; and providing accounting and financial management advice and guidance
B. My experience is not described in the above response.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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.

3. Monitor the resolution of problem areas and correction of deficiencies identified.

4. Modify conventional accounting techniques to solve accounting problems.

5. Conduct on-site reviews to identify policy, procedural, or situational weaknesses and strengths.

6. Counsel or advise others on financial matters.

7. Develop findings and/or reports that identify operational problems and trends and recommended solutions.

8. Conduct assessments of programs or operations to identify ways to reduce costs, eliminate waste and fraud, or improve operations.

9. Advise management on accounting system redesign.

10. Analyze accounting system transactions to identify inefficiencies in automated system hardware and software.

11. Make recommendations to management regarding modifications to automated system hardware and software.

12. Analyze programs or operations to identify improvements for program workflow practices or procedures.

13. Use computer system or applications to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve, or manipulate data, files, or other information.

14. Implement, monitor, or maintain internal control systems to ensure protection against fraud, waste, and mismanagement.

15. Determine compliance with accounting and auditing requirements.

16. Prepare recurring, ad hoc, and special financial reports on the status of funds, expenses, and obligations.

17. Examine documents, records, accounting reports, and processes to ensure conformity to accounting principles and regulations.

18. Directly support an agency's primary point-of-contact for management controls.

19. Investigate or study a variety of unusual conditions, problems, weaknesses or circumstances.

20. Conduct training for financial personnel.

21. Collaborate with others or works on teams to accomplish work-related activities.

22. Brief management on the status of financial programs.

23. Explain or provide guidance on laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to management, personnel, or clients.

24. Recommend accounting system improvements to management.

25. Provide technical advice and assistance to leadership on internal matters involving statutory provisions or regulatory requirements.

26. Advise on internal matters or actions required as a result of changes in laws, regulations, mission, programs, and/or organizational structure.

27. Create written briefings, presentations, summaries, etc., which includes complex technical information for key officials and stakeholders.

28. Prepare correspondence to advocate, defend, clarify, negotiate and justify recommendations to higher management.

29. Prepare presentations, reports and executive summaries for senior and executive staff on accounting data and functions.

30. Respond to questions regarding complex technical information.

31. Write policy and/or procedural guidance to guidance to accounting staff.

32. Review reports, documents, records, data, or other materials to verify completeness, correctness, consistency, compliance, or authenticity.

33. Have you received any awards in the last past two years? If you answer yes, you must provide the title, year and month received on your resume/application. DO NOT send individual certificates.

A. Yes
B. No

34. Have you had any training related to this position within the past two years? If you answer yes, you must provide the title, year and month of training received in your resume/application. DO NOT send individual certificates.

A. Yes
B. No