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Job Title:Accountant - Internal Controls

Agency:Broadcasting Board of Governors

Job Announcement Number:M/P-12-203

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 to Tuesday, October 09, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Located in the CFO's Financial Office, responsible for utilizing knowledge of accounting and fiscal management policies, financial principles & analytical procedures executing & reporting on the Agency's internal controls.

THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY A UNION AGREEMENT

Note:  Budgetary conditions may delay or otherwise affect filling this vacancy.  However, all interested candidates should apply now.

 

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is conveniently located within walking distance to the Green, Yellow and Blue Metro lines.

INTRODUCTION TO AGENCY

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, is an exciting, multi cultural organization that encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting. The BBG is comprised of the Voice of America, which delivers high quality, multimedia programming in 44 languages to audiences worldwide; the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti); the International Broadcasting Bureau, which provides transmission, administrative, and other support service; and three grantee organizations - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), and Radio Free Asia. Our staff of dedicated professionals serves as an example of a free and independent media, reaching a worldwide audience with news, information, and relevant discussions.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship ONLY
  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.
  • Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
  • Selectee will be subject to an investigation for suitability determination

DUTIES:

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Duties include but are not limited to the following:

GS-13:

Conducts reviews and evaluations of Agency financial and program operations to support annual assurance statements on FIMFIA and on Internal Controls.

Independently performs analyses and interpretation of financial data in various Agency systems.

Devises and implements new methods and criteria to identify trends and patterns in the financial or program areas.

Coordinates the resolution of financial and programmatic issues arising from changes in legislation, regulation, the needs of program managers and changes in Agency’s emphasis.

Analyzes, interprets, and/or oversees the implementation of new standards/regulations developed by central agencies (e.g., Treasury, GAO, OMB, GSA) and advises management on the standards. 

GS-14

Provides authoritative policy interpretations and functional recommendations.

Coordinates with financial and program officials to ensure effective implementation of required financial standards.

Performs audit liaison functions on the annual financial statements audit or the OIG/GAO audits/internal controls. 

Conducts and/or Reviews and evaluates financial documents (e.g., invoices, travel vouchers, timesheets, purchase orders/contracts) for validity, adequate supporting documentation, and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

Coordinates and tracks external  audits and reviews and prepares responses to audits, program evaluation, and other management-related questions generated by the Agency, OMB, GAO,  and the IG’s Office.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience

GS-13:  Mastery of, and skill in applying knowledge of Appropriation Laws; the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of Federal accounting and financial management.  Examples of this experience is demonstrated use of policies with respect to payments, travel, payroll and financial reporting; use pertinent government guidelines such as (FASAB, OMB Circulars, GAO Titles, Treasury Letters and Bulletins, GSA Directives, OPM regulations and others), ability to express facts and ideas in written reports or in presentations; and extensive skill and knowledge using computer-based software for account analysis of multiple data sources, including data mining, drawing conclusions, and reporting on the results.

GS-14:  Besides specialized experience at the GS-13 level, must have Managerial skills and experience in audits, examples are demonstrated skills managing internal controls and financial audit projects, reviewing and evaluating financial documents, coordinating and tracking external audits and preparing and executing corrective actions plans for findings.


EDUCATION

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.

OR

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 a professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:  Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;  A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or  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 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

 

 

Suitability Determination: If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies.

Competencies/Skills

  • Accounting principles/laws
  • Intenal Controls
  • Oral and written communication

Possession of competencies may be address in a cover letter and/or resume.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits to employees, including opportunities for training and advancement, health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement benefits, flexible spending accounts, and public transportation subsidies.  The link below provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

 

2. If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

 

3. Individuals who are eligible for consideration under a special hiring authority (e.g., 30% compensable veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corps and VISTA Volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered non-competitively for this vacancy. Special hiring authorities: Eligibles must indicate on their application if they are applying under a special program and must submit proof of eligibility with their application. Applicants who wish to be considered under an appropriate special hiring authority as well as under the competitive examining process must submit two applications. When only one application is received from a special hiring authority eligible, it will be considered under the appropriate special hiring authority only.

 

4. If you are veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must clearly annotate "VEOA" on your resume. Veterans' documentation if filing under VEOA, VRA or claiming veterans' preference (e.g., DD-214 or statement of service, VA letter, SF-15).

If you are filing under the VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) or the VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority), you must include in your application package a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For more information on the VEOA and VRA, consult the Vets Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm

 

5. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

 

6. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

 

7. All qualification requirements must by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

Additional selections may be made if additional/identical vacancies occur within 90 days of certificate issuance.



HOW TO APPLY:

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All applications must be submitted by: Tuesday, October 09, 2012

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents.  To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire and use the official FAX cover sheet found here. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number 752284.

After you complete and submit the online resume, you will receive a "Confirmation of Submission" message stating that your online resume has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive this message, please submit again as this indicates that your resume has not been received.  

NOTE: Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described previously. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials, by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 09, 2012, will result in your not being considered for employment.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What you need to submit to apply for this position:
Users please select the appropriate required documents         

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts, if job requires
  • Most Recent Performance Appraisal 
  • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50)
  • Veterans Preference documentation, if applicable
    - DD 214 Member copy 4
    - Letter from Veterans Administration
    - Application for 10-point Veterans Preference (SF-15)

To submit the documents requested follow the options listed above. Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: www.ars.usda.gov/Careers/of0150.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Susan A. King
Phone: (202)382-7522
Fax: (202)382-7542
Email: SKING@BBG.GOV
Agency Information:
Broadcasting Board Governors
330 Independence Avenue SW
ATTN Office of Human Resources
Room 1543 Cohen Building
Washington, DC
20237
USA
Fax: (202)382-7542

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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Job Announcement Number:

M/P-12-203

Control Number:

327174200