Job Overview


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Accountant position is located in either the Office of Public Debt Accounting or the Office of Administrative Services within the Bureau of the Public Debt, in Parkersburg WV. Responsibilities include formulating debt, administrative, and governmentwide accounting policies and standards; establishing accounting and reporting requirements and systems and accounting procedures and controls; performing accounts reconcilement and reporting; and processing, certifying, recording, and reporting administrative receipts and expenditures accurately, efficiently, and in compliance with governing regulations. The position requires extensive accounting and financial systems knowledge as well as excellent communications skills.

Key Information: 

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The following are the duties of the position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position:

  • Develop policies, guidelines, procedures, and controls for debt, administrative, and governmentwide accounting related issues.
  • Prepare, review, analyze, and/or submit annual financial statements that are in compliance with the CFO Act of 1990 and other governing regulations.
  • Develop and maintain accounting controls to assure the accuracy and timeliness of debt, administrative, and governmentwide financial records.
  • Process and certify administrative receipts and disbursements.
  • Operate, maintain, and monitor financial management systems according to established procedures and required schedules.
  • Research complex accounting, collection, disbursement, and other financial and fiscal issues that require in-depth analysis, interpreting regulations from several sources and preparing well-written responses or recommendations.