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Job Title:Staff Accountant

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-ES-920389-KF

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$96,590.00 to $161,141.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Friday, January 10, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

SK-0510-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

 

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

·         Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.

·         Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

·         Mass transportation subsidy up to $245 per month.

·         Telework Opportunities

·         Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

 

This position is located in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, DC.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

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Members of the disclosure review program review disclosures made in initial public offerings and by public companies in securities offerings, annual, quarterly and current reports and work directly with corporate officers, underwriters, public accounting firms and counsel, and other Division and Commission staff members. The work primarily involves identifying and resolving complex accounting and reporting issues facing public companies.

For more information about our filing review program, please visit our website http://www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/cffilingreview.htm.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

 

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirements AND the minimum qualification requirements.

 

Basic Requirements (For all grade levels):

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 of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")

 

OR

 

B. Combination of education and experience -- at least four (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 include ONE of the following:

 

 -- 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 semester/9 quarter hours of business law;

 

-- A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

 

-- Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester/22 quarter hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour/36-quarter hour requirement in 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 four-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal non conformance to the requirement for 24 semester/36 quarter hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

 

AND

 

Minimum Qualification Requirement: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least  the SK-12 level, which includes: applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the related federal securities laws, Commission rules and regulations in preparing or reviewing the financial statements of public companies that are provided in disclosure documents filed with the Commission; identifying, analyzing and resolving accounting and reporting issues facing public companies; providing technical assistance to public companies on the form and content requirements of financial statements and financial-related information included in public company filings.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Recent experience as described above working with large public financial institutions and other public firms in the financial or banking sector.
     

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

·         Knowledge of Federal securities laws and Commission rules and regulations.

·         Skill in recognizing, analyzing and resolving disclosure and financial reporting issues.

·         Experience in applying Accounting Principles Board Opinions, Financial Accounting Standard Board Statements and Auditing Standards.


Important Notes:

 

1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  For more information, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/selectiveservicerequirements.asp#icc.

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-14. 

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.

8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

9. This position is in the bargaining unit.

Information for Veterans:  You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment.  For more information please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees:  For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.

 

Schedule A Candidates: For information, please e-mail: DisabilityEmploymentProgram@SEC.gov

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING:  Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy may be forwarded for consideration. Individuals with veteran's preference will be forwarded for consideration ahead of other applicants without preference.

 

This posting has cut-off periods. Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the hiring committee every three weeks, the first of which will occur on August 16, 2012.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISSPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) are available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibiles will be considered well-qualified when receiving an adjudicated score of 85 or higher.  Federal employees seeking CTAP or ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of meeting the requirements of CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action notating current position, grade level, and duty location.  You are to annotate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

 

The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to DisabilityAccommodation@SEC.gov  or call 202-551-4158.  To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to SECInterpreter@sec.gov at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.

 

TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see: http://fts.gsa.gov/frs/tollfree.htm.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.

 

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Monday, January 20, 2014 to be considered.

 

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Résumé, Occupational Questionnaire and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. Print the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 920389.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

 

1. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

2. Resume

3. For Veterans: DD-214; For Disabled Veterans: DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (if you are claiming veterans preference)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Katie L. Fox
Phone: (202)551-4122
Email: FOXK@SEC.GOV
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC
20549

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your résumé, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-ES-920389-KF

Control Number:

346832100