BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A. 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 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law --OR--- B. Combination of education and experience-at least 4 years experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. IF USING "B" TO QUALIFY, must also possess one of the following: 1) 24 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 Requirements above, applicants must meet at least one of the requirements below: EXPERIENCE: At the GS-7 - one year of full-time experience that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as reviewing and analyzing accounting/financial reports and some systems data; briefing and advising staff members. At the GS-9 level applicants must have one year of full-time experience that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as reviewing and analyzing accounting/financial reports; briefing and advising organizations regarding fund management; providing expert advice and guidance regarding controversial or sensitive issues and reviewing accounting/financial systems to determine and advise on system capabilities or needed enhancements.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Note: Your specialized experience must have been in a position(s) equivalent to duties for the occupation at the next lower grade level for the position being filled as defined by applicable Federal standards.
or EDUCATION: GS-7 - One full year of graduate level education in accounting or Superior Academic Achievement provisions may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Superior Academic Achievement Provisions: A bachelor's degree in any field, plus at least one of the following superior academic achievement provisions: 1. A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; or 2. A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or 4. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the American College of Honor Societies. Booklet of Information (1992- 95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). To verify your claim for this provision, please submit a college transcript(s) showing that you maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all 4 years of undergraduate courses, or on all undergraduate courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum, including all transferred courses. Note: GPAs are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.
or a COMBINATION: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a year of education in the field may be qualifying. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Listed below are the basic qualification requirements for this position. You must meet qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of announcement. For more specific information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Ability to identify problems related to credit card activities, cash balances, and supporting documentations.
- Ability to analyze data, prepare and present accounting and funds management reports and validate data entries.
- Ability to recommend revisions to operating procedures.
- Ability to use financial reporting systems such as PeopleSoft.
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