Minimum Education Requirement: Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
A bachelor's degree in 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")
A 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; *AND* 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing course of appropriate type and quality (can include up to 6 hours of business law) or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
In addition to meeting the above educational requirements, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.
Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D OR equivalent doctoral degree.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of Specialized Experience include experience reconciling financial accounts; analyzing financial accounting system operations, procedures, reporting and related activities; solving accounting problems; responding to requests for financial information. These examples are not all inclusive.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, selective factor requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
-Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
-Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
-Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Ability to perform financial/accounting related functions such as financial analysis, special studies, research, reports, tables and schedules
2. Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, directives, policies and regulations in performing accounting functions
3. Knowledge of an automated accounting system and related financial reporting requirements in order to analyze, review, evaluate and interpret accounting transactions, operations and fund activities
4. Oral and written communication techniques and methods to collaborate with internal and external customers.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.