Systems Accountant


Vacancy ID: 857236   Announcement Number: CK857236BD   USAJOBS Control Number: 339785200

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1. Title of Job

Systems 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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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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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Systems Accountant - All US Citizens

21. Geographic Availability

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510100013 Arlington, VA

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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 this position.

A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included 24 semester hours in accounting (and/or auditing). The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
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 includes one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses (can include up to 6 hours of business law); 2) A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) obtained through written examination; or 3) Completion of the requirements for a degree with substantial coursework in accounting or auditing, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement, and my education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
C. I have none of the above and do not qualify for this position.

2. From the responses below, select the one response that best describes the experience that you possess which allows you to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this position.

A. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level of Federal service that includes: analyzing financial data; preparing financial reports; processing and recording financial transactions; providing technical advice with regard to complex financial issues; and resolving discrepancies in financial data.
B. I do not have the above experience and do not qualify for this position.

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list of responses below that best describes your experience and/or education. 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. Analyze financial information such as payments, allotments, allocations, obligations, and unliquidated balances.

4. Process and record financial transactions into an automated accounting system.

5. Participate in the development or revision of financial management directives or policies.

6. Analyze financial systems to determine if they are providing the needed information to produce required reports.

7. Review financial data in order to identify discrepancies.

8. Process journal voucher transactions in an automated financial system.

9. Utilize multiple accounting systems to analyze and organize financial data.

10. Advise management on accounting system requirements.

11. Conduct training sessions with regard to financial and accounting systems.

12. Field inquiries in order to respond to audit requests.

13. Establish and maintain liaison with personnel from other agencies and organizations.

14. Interface with internal and external customers to address concerns and share best practices.

15. Develop training materials pertaining to financial management systems, procedures, and issues.

16. Verify data entered into an automated financial system.

17. Interpret existing policies in order to communicate regulatory guidance to stakeholders.

18. Ensure accurate recording of resources such as obligations, collections, and journal vouchers.