This position is advertised at the ZA-V pay band level, which is equivalent to the GS-15 on the Federal General Schedule salary table. Applicants must meet the basic entry requirements AND the individual occupational requirements stated below. 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.") OR 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. The applicant's 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 Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 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. IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC ENTRY AND INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-14 or equivalent band), which is typically in or related to the position to be filled. The experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (competencies) to perform the duties of the position. Specialized Experience is defined as supervising subordinates and managing forensic accounting of financial records related to investigations; assessing unusual associations of financial transactions; preparing accounting reports and communications through detailed analysis of financial findings and conclusions; and utilizing computer software and hardware for gathering and analyzing financial information.
Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN STANDARD TIME on the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates in the "best qualified" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
1. Knowledge of professional financial management principles, practices, and procedures.
2. Application of financial and accounting systems management techniques.
3. Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret financial data.
Your responses will be validated by a human resource specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information you provide in your online resume and/or by reference checks. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for non-employment. To preview questions please click here.