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Job Title:Accountant

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Job Announcement Number:13-TTB-063P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,455.00 to $92,890.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 to Monday, September 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Career/Career Conditional - Full-time, Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Cincinnati, OH, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required. Current permanent Federal employees in competitive positions, former Federal employees who have reinstatement eligibility, and individuals who are eligible to apply under special appointing authorities may wish to apply for this same vacancy under Merit Promotion Vacancy Announcement 13-TTB-060MP. Please refer to that vacancy announcement for details on eligibility and how to apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want an exciting challenge to change your career or build upon your experience in providing support to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)? 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.

This position is located in the Revenue Accounting Section, Accounting Branch, Finance and Performance Budgeting Division within the Assistant Administrator, Management/CFO, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Branch is responsible for the Bureau's administrative and revenue accounting programs and financial reporting requirements.
TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and to administer the laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance.
"TTB ranks among the top 5% according to the 2012 survey of the "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government." Key Information: 

  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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  • KEY REQUIREMENTS


      DUTIES:

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      As an Accountant, you will:

      • Be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the general ledger and the associated subsidiary ledgers and internal and external financial reporting.  Oversee the entry of data into the various ledgers involving various appropriations, prepare financial/budgetary reports and statements, and ensure reconciliation of the general ledger and the subsidiary accounts on a monthly basis.
      • Continually examine and analyze accounting system operations for adequacy of current data in providing financial information for ways to use the system to satisfy new information requirements and to identify areas of accounting operation where modifications could be made to improve operating procedures or provide more effective reporting.
      • Perform special studies or serve on task forces to analyze specific problem areas to determine impact of mission/program changes upon the accounting system, and to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations. 
      • Establish and maintain necessary internal controls to ensure proper management practices, accuracy of transactions processed, maintenance of audit trails, legality of records, safekeeping of all documents, and the elimination of the possibility and/or appearance of fraud.
      • Develop, revise and implement procedures for use by accounting technicians to ensure the overall efficiency of accounting operations.


      QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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      In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement [adjust as necessary - for example, if you have an open continuous announcement]:


      Basic Education Requirements:
      YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS STATED BELOW.  A copy of transcript(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, courses' names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED.  Transcripts can be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses.  Please ensure that the transcripts or list of completed college courses you have provided include information relevant to the basic education requirements. If your transcripts do not show this required information, your application will not be qualified for this position and will not receive any further consideration.

      A.  Degree: accounting and/or auditing; 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 and/or auditing. 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 4 years of experience in accounting and/or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting and/or auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting and/or auditing 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 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 and/or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and/or auditing 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. AND

      Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

      • Preparing, analyzing and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports;
      • Analyzing accounting systems; and
      • Providing recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.

      The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

      HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

      Your application includes your:
      1. Resume,
      2. Responses to the online questions, and
      3. Required supporting documents.
      We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
      1.  Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
      2.  Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: technical, administrative and oral and written communication skills. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
      3.  Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
      We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
      To preview questions please click here.


      BENEFITS:

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      We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

      OTHER INFORMATION:

      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
      • This position is not eligible for telework.
      • We will not pay relocation expenses.
      • This is a bargaining-designated position.
      CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
      • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
      • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
      • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
      • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
      • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9(http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
      • Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 20 days per year.
      • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
      • Undergo an income tax verification.
      • Successfully complete a background investigation.
      • Obtain and maintain a non-critical sensitive clearance.


      HOW TO APPLY:

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      The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
      If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
      Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
      Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
      -We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
      -You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
      Step 2 - Apply Online
      Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
      Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
      If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
      Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
      You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
      Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
      You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.
      Document Upload:
      You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
      1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or
      2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.
      In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
      Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

      REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

      Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
      VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
      If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.
      Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.
      CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION
      If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.
      EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION
      You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.
      To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
      If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp#e4a.

      AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

      Applicant Call Center
      Phone: 304-480-7300
      Fax: 000-000-0000
      TDD: 304-480-8725
      Email: TTBINQUIRIES@BPD.TREAS.GOV
      Agency Information:
      Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
      ***See HOW TO APPLY section***
      Parkersburg, WV
      26101
      US
      Fax: 000-000-0000

      WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

      You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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      Job Announcement Number:

      13-TTB-063P

      Control Number:

      350812300