ACCOUNTANT


Vacancy ID: 845419   Announcement Number: LAG-CFO-845419-SAC-045   USAJOBS Control Number: 338130100

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Vacancy Identification Number

845419


1. Title of Job

ACCOUNTANT
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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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

12
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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

001 Accountant

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

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:

The following question will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

1. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience preparing financial statements; reconciling cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other general ledger accounts; conducting financial general ledger analysis; and identifying and resolving abnormal account balances.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least 1 year of experience prepare monthly and yearly financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and summarizing general ledger accounts account information, lead and complete monthly close procedures, database reporting, analyze revenues and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately; and analyze the financial statements and related trial balances which includes investigating abnormals balances and analytics for discrepancies and research and reconcile all discrepancies, auditing and verifying documents and following internal controls.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

The following question will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions?

A. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
B. I have combination of education and experience of at least 4 years of experience in a professional accounting position or combination accounting experience, college level education, and training. In addition, I have one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses; 2) Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor certification (from written exam); or 3) degree that included substantial accounting/auditing courses (at least 15 semester hours) but less than 24 semester hours.
C. I do not possess the education or experience described above.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. 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 for 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 this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E- I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

4. Plan, conduct, participate, and maintain business processes that contribute to effective management control over program operations.

5. Serve as a secondary communicator with colleagues, agency management and other contacts outside the agency in an effort to gather, analyze, and compile financial data to provide financial advisory services and to convey financial information in a variety of written forms such as cost and budget reports.

6. Work comprehensively with computer systems, programs, and software typically used in the financial field.

7. Develop agency accounting policies, and advising on the accuracy of disclosure documents and the financial condition of the agency.

8. Provide and perform the following types of reviews for higher level staff and supervisors, service centers/components business process to ensure they comply with accounting standards: reviewing unliquidated obligations process.

9. Provide and perform the following types of reviews for higher level staff and supervisors, service centers/components business process to ensure they comply with accounting standards: reviewing the reimbursable orders process.

10. Provide and perform the following types of reviews for higher level staff and supervisors, service centers/components business process to ensure they comply with accounting standards: analyzing reports.

11. Provide and perform the following types of reviews for higher level staff and supervisors, service centers/components business process to ensure they comply with accounting standards: reviewing and reconciling subsidiary ledgers for staffs.

12. Provide and perform the following types of reviews for higher level staff and supervisors, service centers/components business process to ensure they comply with accounting standards: training financial and non-financial personnel on financial responsibilities.

13. Provide advice on the application of accounting principles.

14. Design and development of accounting systems for specialized agency missions and programs.

15. Prepare monthly financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and sumn1arizing account information.

16. Prepare the general ledger, fixed asset processing and reporting.

17. Research and reconcile all discrepancies, auditing and verifying documents and following internal controls.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

18. Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly deliverables.

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19. Complete monthly close procedures, analyze revenues and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately.

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20. Prepare monthly account reconciliations and assist staff with analyzing financial statements on a regular basis.

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21. Report on variances and assist with reviewing and approving quarterly deliverables.

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22. Complete year end audits and prepare financial statements, analyze and correct discrepancies.

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23. Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls.

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24. Develop white papers that advise management on methods to increase control over expenditures and collections processes.

25. Recommends corrective action to ensure information produced is accurate, timely and relevant to support organizational decisions.

26. Prepare instructions and guidance in the implementation and operation of accounting systems that supports accounting operations.

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27. Develop and advise on major policy and system changes that affect accounting operations for an agency/department component.

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28. Responsible for short and long-range planning and development activities to address current and future requirements of assigned systems and operations and to meet established goals and objectives.

29. Coordinate policy, program and system changes within an agency/department and with other external organizations.

30. Perform internal control reviews, on-site reviews or other evaluations of assigned systems and functions to assess areas for data adequacy, safeguards of assets, effectiveness of systems employed, reliability of information and other compliance with law and regulation.

31. Identify issues, discrepancies or other problems and recommends corrective action including changes in systems, policy and procedures.

32. Develop guidance to supplement guidelines received from higher level management affecting accounting operations.

33. Review and interpret regulations, directives, legislation and guidelines affecting assigned programs.

34. Identify areas requiring changes in policies and procedures and makes necessary changes.

35. Use creativity in dealing with precedent setting situations when working programs are newly assigned and projected account structure is unknown.

36. Perform studies on accounts, reports and procedural instructions within a large area and takes into consideration legislative and program background materials to identify the need for revision.

37. Provide advice to financial and program managers and other accountants on unusual and difficult accounting and system problems.

38. Facilitate accounting data requirements for systems that support accounting operations business processes.

39. Assist in the development of procedural manuals, methods, and directives.

40. Conduct studies and analysis for special projects that impacts accounting processes such as but not limited to financial analyses, audits, and/or investigations of major programs.

41. Review, analyze, and validate industry financial data.

42. Develop and coordinate surveys and systems for gathering, analyzing, and validating data.

43. Solve accounting discrepancies in reported data.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.