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 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 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 demonstrated
the ability to perform work of the GS-11 or higher 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.
52 weeks of specialized 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. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government. Examples of such experience include: developing policies and financial management program goals; managing a program to evaluate accounting system adequacy, to identify accounting and budgetary problems, and to develop and maintain up-to-date fiscal management techniques and practices; developing and monitoring accounting internal control programs; and conducting and coordinating long range and comprehensive system studies for
the design, modification and implementation of automated accounting systems.
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities/competencies (KSAs):
1. Ability to lead people, and manage resources and staff to meet program and project objectives.
2. Knowledge of administrative receivables and promissory note portfolios, Prompt Payment Act requirements and Purchase card payment/reconciliation functions.
3. Ability to deal effectively with high level officials inside and outside the Federal government.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
WARNING! High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information
in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.
Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three (3) categories as described below:
1 - Qualified Category
2 - Well Qualified Category
3 - Best Qualified Category
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware
that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.
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