You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
You must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT which requires submitting proof. See the Required Documents sections for details.
A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business admin, finance, or public admin that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hrs in accounting. The 24 hrs may include up to 6 hrs 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, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. 24 semester hrs in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hrs 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 hrs, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hr 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 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 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hrs in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.
Specialized Experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position may include:
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.
- Experience leading projects involving financial and accounting systems implementation;
- Experience conducting audits in line with the guidelines established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)(i.e. OMB Circular A-123);
- Experience ensuring compliance in line with industry-established guidelines such as Government Accountability Office(GAO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) internal controls policies and standards (i.e. OMB Circular A-123):
- Experience conducting data research and analysis for the purpose of developing metrics and analytics.
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: Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Oral/Written Communication, Technical Knowledge (Accounting), Technical Knowledge (Internal Controls/Auditing) and Technical Knowledge (Analytics and Reporting). 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, Superior, Good, or Satisfactory, 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.
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.
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