Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Financial Management Division. The incumbent will be responsible for providing professional accounting expertise as it relates to OPIC's financial statements and professional accounting expertise relative to the Corporation's credit reform and revolving fund programs.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Manage the monthly closing of Oracle financial system; ensure that all monthly accounting functions have been performed, required entries have been recorded, and that the general ledger accounts are accurate.</li> <li>Investigate and reconcile complex differences in accounting records (e.g., general ledger accounts); prepare reconciliation worksheets; submit and follow up on adjustments identified during the reconciliation process.</li> <li>Maintain the integrity of the accounting database through monthly reconciliations of Finance receivables and income accruals to amounts shown in general ledger accounts.</li> <li>Review accrual calculations and account balances; analyze inconsistencies; review required adjustments proposed to correct errors and to reclassify various fees to working capital accounts.</li> <li>Monitor accounting systems covering operations and expenses for such items as payroll, travel, transportation, supplies, rents, services, inventory, or commercial accounts.</li> <li>Work with senior staff to design or modify accounting reports to meet management or the Department of Treasury needs; perform analyses and respond to report requests; and ensures compliance with regulations and policies.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.</li> <li>Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>All applicants for this position must possess the following Basic Requirements:</strong> <br /><br />A. Degree: 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. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") <strong>OR </strong><br /><br />B. Combination of education and experience: 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.<br /><br />The applicant's background must also include one of the following:<br /><br />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; OR<br /> 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR<br /> 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) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has 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, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.<br /><br />(NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION)<br /><br /><strong>In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following Specialized Experience and/or directly related education or a combination of experience and education.</strong><br /> <strong>At the GS-09 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:</strong> <br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to the following: utilizing established accounting standards to compile, analyze, and summarize accounting data resulting from day-to-day accounting operations, maintaining the integrity of financial accounts and, preparing financial statements and/or reports in accordance with policies, procedures, and regulations; OR<br /><br />B. A master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related in one of the following fields: business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration; OR<br /><br />C. Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, 12 months of specialized experience and one year of graduate level education (i.e. 32 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of education. (Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education).<br /><br /><strong>At the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:</strong> <br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to the following: interpreting and applying of accounting principles, policies, and procedures; assisting in designing, implementing and assessing of internal accounting control processes; and ensuring the validity, accuracy, and integrity of accounting processes; OR<br /><br />B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related in one of the following business administration, finance, accounting, or public administration; OR<br /><br />C. A Combination of education and experience as listed above.<br /> Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.<br /><br /><strong>TIME-IN-GRADE</strong>: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).<br /><br />Advancement to positions up to GS-5: Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to the GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest non temporary competitive appointment.<br /><br />A written test is not required.<br /><br />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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>If qualifying based on EDUCATION</strong> you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br />Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION</strong>: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .<br /><br /><strong>Appointment Authorities</strong>: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements: <br /> Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A <br /> Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses <br /> Other Special Appointment Authorities <br /> OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities <br /><br /><strong> Telework Suitability: </strong><br /> The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act. <br /><br /><strong>Stipulations of Employment:</strong> <br /><br />Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.<br /><br /><strong>Work Schedule:</strong> <br /><br />This position allows for a flexible work schedule.<br /><br /><strong> Miscellaneous: </strong><br /><br />OPIC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http: www.uscis.gov/e-verify .<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information <br /><br />This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #OPIC-19-DE-10536317MM using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.<br /><br />This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days. <br /><br />If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. <br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): <ul> <li>Customer Service</li> <li>Technical Competency – Accounting</li> <li>Technical Competency – Automated Accounting & Business Related Systems</li> <li>Written Communication</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your <strong>Resume</strong> listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.<br /> 2. SF-50 or DD-214 <ul> <li><strong>Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible:</strong> Your most recent <strong>non-award</strong> Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis</li> </ul> 3. Other supporting documents: <ul> <li>College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education</li> <li>SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities</li> <li>Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable</li> <li>Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li>Cover letter, optional</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package.</strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.<br /><br /><strong>It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.


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