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Job Title:Accountant

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)

Job Announcement Number:13-SIGTAR-072DH

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 07, 2013 to Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0510-12/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

This position is on a full-time work schedule. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established at the Department of the Treasury under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The mission of SIGTARP is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale of assets by the Secretary under the TARP. We are looking for people to join our team as we take on our responsibility to oversee this historic program and its participants.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • We offer opportunities for telework.
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DUTIES:

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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. 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.

•  Analyze, interpret, and complete the implementation of accounting standards developed by GAO and OMB, advising management on the implications of the new standards and expected impacts relative to implementation.
•  Develop internal methods, procedures and controls to ensure adequate accounting controls and effective execution of appropriations made available to the organization.
•  Make an intensive analysis and evaluation of proposed program requirements and project control schedules to assure compatibility, realism, program balance proper time phasing, etc.
•  Perform various financial control procedures such as reconciliations, expense analysis, and relationship testing using various system tools such as Oracle Discoverer and MS Excel.
•  Collaborate with other Agency groups and offices to resolve discrepancies identified during financial control procedures.
•  Coordinate the resolution of accounting system problems arising from such factors as changes in legislation, the needs of program managers, and changes in Bureau priorities
•  Prepare and present special studies and briefings for the purpose of presenting plans or furnishing and securing information


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.



Candidates must provide sufficient information at the time of application to determine that the following basic requirements, as well as additional requirements, are met.  A copy of transcript or list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned is required.  If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.

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 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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

In addition to the Basic Education Requirements above, applicants must also meet one of the specialized experience statements below.

Specialized Experience GS-12:  Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-11 level that is directly related to the position as listed and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Examples of such experience might include: Conducting financial reviews over a specific program or area; performing reconciliations; researching accounting policy and directing individuals to the appropriate accounting policy; knowledge of accounting systems; and reviewing accounting transactions to ensure compliance with policy.

Specialized Experience GS-13:  Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-12 level that is directly related to the position as listed and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Examples of such experience might include:  Conducting financial reviews over a specific program or area; revising/updating accounting internal control procedures; performing reconciliations; researching accounting policy and directing individuals to the appropriate accounting policy; knowledge of accounting systems; and reviewing accounting transactions to ensure compliance with policy. 

Specialized Experience GS-14:  Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-13 level that is directly related to the position as listed and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Examples of such experience might include:  Developing new accounting policies to implement new legislation/regulations related to accounting; conduct studies and evaluating significant deviations from programmed objectives, status of resources, current versus planned performance, forecasts and significant trends, workload scheduled and accomplished, cost incurred, operating knowledge and skills of accounting systems and all other factors affecting performance.

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.

This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking, category rating, and veterans' preference do not apply. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements.

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 rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting all the basic qualification and eligibility requirements, you possess knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for this position, and you would be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position upon entry.
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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:

  • This is a "direct-hire" authority announcement.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We will not pay relocation expenses.
  • This is a NON-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).
    •  Submit to a drug test prior to your selection and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    •  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 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.
    •  Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    •  File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
    •  Undergo an income tax verification.
    •  Successfully complete a background investigation.
    •  Obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    •  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.


    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).

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION:

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

    BASIC QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTATION:

    YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF MEETING THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

    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, course 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.  If you have held a position in the Federal government that required these basic requirements for appointment (e.g., Auditor, Accountant, Internal Revenue Agent, etc.), then an SF-50 showing that you held such a position will be accepted as meeting the basic education requirements for this position.  If selected, you will need to verify that you meet these requirements before appointment.

    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: SIGTARPINQUIRIES@BPD.TREAS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    SIGTARP
    See "How to Apply" Section
    Parkersburg, WV
    26106
    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-SIGTAR-072DH

    Control Number:

    352967600