To qualify for this position you must meet the following:
Basic Requirement for All Grades: Have an undergraduate degree in accounting or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours of accounting (may include up to 6 semester hours in business law). Transcript must be provided.
Have at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or a combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. Such experience and/or education must include one of the following: 1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality (including up to 6 hours of business law); 2) A certificate as a CPA or CIA 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 satisfy the 24 semester hours requirement provided that (a) you have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, (b) a panel of at least 2 higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined you have demonstrated good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4 year course of undergraduate study in accounting or related field, and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the requirements. Transcript must be provided.
Additional Qualifications for GS-11 In addition to meeting the above listed basic requirement, you must meet one of the following:
Have at least 1 full year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the federal service performing the following duties: assisting with coordinating and conducting audits; evaluating computer system logic and recommending automated accounting software; developing and presenting written and oral briefs; and reviewing and analyzing accounting records OR
Have completed 3 full years of progressively higher education toward a Ph.D. or a Ph.D. in accounting, auditing, or another field that is directly related to this position. Transcript must be provided.
Have a combination of education and experience as described above which combined equal 100 percent of the qualification requirements for the GS-11 Auditor. Transcript must be provided.
Additional Qualifications for GS-12 In addition to meeting the above listed basic requirement, you must: Have at least 1 full year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service performing the following duties: planning, coordinating and conducting complex audits, studies and analyses of organizations and highly complex accounting systems; writing reports; developing data gathering instruments; formulating recommendations; counseling, advising and assessing the work of lower level auditors; conduct briefings.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1)unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2)you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
ARE YOU A CPA/CIA? You must submit a copy of your certification in lieu of your transcript in the transcript section of submitted documents.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, May 10, 2013 will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts, standards, practices, and methods.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the total auditing process, including the planning, execution and report
- Ability to interpret and apply laws, Comptroller General Policy.
- Ability to produce clear and concise written reports, findings, and recommendations for improvement
- Ability to orally communicate findings in a concise, logical, and convincing manner.