This position is part of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia.
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- Prepares, reviews, and/or issues cyclical financial management reports such as income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow, contribution margin reports, cash management reports, and other reports required by management.
- Responsible for the preparation of the Agency?s annual consolidated financial statements and footnotes, using a knowledge of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board(FASB)accounting standards.
- Coordinates Agency annual reporting requirements with Office of Finance and GPO organizations. Responds to audit inquiries and recommendations
- Approves, prepares, enters, and/or posts recurring and special journal entries for updating the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
- Selectee must be able to pass a Public Trust Background Investigation.
- Confidential Financial Disclosure Report required.
- Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of federal service to qualify
To qualify for the Supervisory Accountant, PG – 0510 – 14 , you must meet the following requirements:
A. Applicants must possess a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting; or in a related field of study such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
B. Applicants must possess 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. Your background must also include one of the following:1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), obtained through written examination;
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing (e.g., 15 semester hours), but that does not fully satisfy the 24 semester hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that : a) you successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing or a related field (e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining); and b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that you demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the PG-13 (or equivalent) grade level or higher. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the required competencies needed to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work described. Qualifying specialized experience includes: Experience recording, reporting, and interpreting financial transactions and events with economic consequences; developing information for formulating policy, planning actions, and evaluating performance relating to financial matters; and insuring that funds are efficiently controlled and that fiduciary reports accurately reflect results of financial operations.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (09/15/2020) to be considered.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used or this grade level.Are you using your education to qualify?
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course.
Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: https: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302
Work Life Balance
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a Public Trust background investigation. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.
The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for the job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and information stated in your application. Please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by information in your application. The Human Capital Specialist may verify your qualifications and self-ratings during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and other means. Inflated qualifications may result in you being excluded from further consideration for this position. You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:
- Economics and Accounting
- Human Capital Management
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
- The Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action– If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility.
If you are unable to provide your most recent SF-50, you should submit a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. This explanation should include your Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential. Failure to submit the required SF50 document or statement of explanation will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
- Recent Performance Appraisal -If your performance appraisal is not dated within the last 12 months or if you are unable to provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Similarly, if you are unable to submit your most recent performance plan, you must submit a written explanation as to why it was not obtainable. In this explanation you should include your final rating. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.
- For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) – official or unofficial. A transcript or list of completed courses is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript or list of courses should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, semester hours, and GPA. If you provided an unofficial transcript or list of completed courses at the time of application and you are selected you will be required to provide an official transcript prior to appointment.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.