Accountant


Vacancy ID: 832525   Announcement Number: NEA-CC-13-832525 (DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 336663700

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 832525
1. Title of Job

Accountant
2. Biographic Data

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

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

09

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

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

Applicants are automatically considered under Competitive Procedures.   

 

In addition, applicants who are eligible for Non-Competitive Appointment may be considered under the Schedule "A" procedures.

 

Please thoroughly read through the vacancy announcement and the "How To Apply" tab of the announcement for further information regarding required documents for each type of consideration.

 

If the required documentation is not received by the closing date of the announcement, you will be found ineligible for the position and will be removed from further review. 

 

 A resume is required for ALL consideration options.


1 Competitive Procedures

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Accountant

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:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Choose the answer that best describes your education, or combination of education and experience, as it pertains to the mandatory basic educational requirement for the Accountant GS-0510 position.

A. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in accounting.
B. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a degree in a field of study related to accounting such as business administration, finance/banking, or public administration that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours in business law.
C. I have a combination of college level education and accounting experience which is equivalent to at least four years. My education includes at least semester 24 hours of accounting or auditing courses. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of business law.
D. I have a combination of college level education and accounting experience which is equivalent to at least four years. I also possess one of the following professional certifications which was obtained through a written examination: Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant.
E. I have a combination of college level education and accounting experience which is equivalent to at least four years. I have a combination of college level education and experience which includes completion of an undergraduate degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours but does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement, provided that the applicant has successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field.
F. I do not possess the education or experience as described above.

2. GS-09 - applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) or possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree.

Specialized experience is defined as reconciling a variety of finance accounts for completeness, accuracy and compliance with laws, regulations and policies; providing technical assistance to vendors or agency staff; creating reports using Word, Excel, Access or other software; and monitoring financial data integrity with recommendations for resolving financial issues to a supervisor.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 as outlined above.
B. I have less than one year of specialized experience as outlined above.
C. I possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
D. I have a combination of education and experience.
E. My experience and/or education are not reflected above.

3. Do you have experience in applying generally accepted accounting standards, concepts, and practices to conducting reviews and analyzing financial data?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Do you have experience in performing accounting reviews of documents, funding sources, general or subsidiary accounts within the parameters of Federal policies or regulations, including documenting the analysis, findings, and recommendations?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Validate coding, authority and funding of obligations (according to policy & regulations) before entering into an accounting system.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

6. Analyze and evaluate accounting data, identify real or potential problems/risks, and recommend alternatives or optimum solutions.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

7. Prepare specialized financial data reports, such as Foreign Travel, Donated Travel, Status of Funds, etc., that address the needs of management, agency offices, Congressional Inquiries, FOIA Requests, or other Agencies.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

8. Perform accounting functions that include all types of disbursements.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

9. Prepare accounting entries for input into the accounting system.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

10. Research automated financial transaction records to solve discrepancies in coding, posting to SGL accounts, and reporting.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

11. Perform day-to-day processing of a variety of accounting transactions, validate those transactions and the compilation and analysis of financial reports.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

12. Work with a variety of staff personnel to obtain information or clarification to facilitate the accounting system transactions.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

13. Review travel, interagency, or other accounting requests and make recommendations regarding the validity of the request.

A. I have no experience in performing this task.
B. I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this work situation, but would require additional guidance, instruction, or training to perform it at a proficient level.
C. I have experience performing this task. 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 my job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in carrying out this task. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this task because of my expertise.

14. Proficient in accomplishing day-to-day office functions (proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the systems and software functionality/capabilities). (Please select all that apply.)

A. Microsoft Word
B. E-Mail (i.e., Outlook)
C. Microsoft Excel
D. Microsoft PowerPoint
E. Microsoft Access
F. None of the above

15. Accomplish advanced office functions (advanced functions means you create reports, analyses of data and databases to track data). (Please select all that apply.)

A. Microsoft Word
B. E-Mail (i.e., Outlook)
C. Microsoft Excel
D. Microsoft PowerPoint
E. Microsoft Access
F. None of the above

16. This position is responsible for producing a variety of written products, primarily with respect to travel. Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of your job. (Please select all that apply.)

A. Issue established or create new reports, and position papers on controversial issues with options, alternatives, and recommendations.
B. Policy statements and procedural guidance.
C. Reports for reviews and studies which present analysis, results, recommendations, observations, or findings.
D. Instructions or guidelines for implementing new initiatives, practices, or requirements.
E. Recommendations for solutions to policy or accounting problems.
F. Comments or input in response to congressional inquiries and audit findings.
G. Document new or changes to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
H. Internal Website.
I. None of the above.

17. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with this examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "NO" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.