About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The office's primary function is to serve the principal advisor to the Secretary and Senior Officials on matters related to financial management, financial management systems, financial control and accounting, cooperative agreements, procurement, and discretionary grant policy.
This position may convert to a term, career or career-conditional appointment without further competition.
As a Recent Graduate, the incumbent will perform a variety of routine technical accounting assignments that are structured to increase the employee's professional competence in the application of accounting principles, procedures, and techniques, e.g.:
Examining accounting documents for proper accounting classification and authorization; Performing reconciliations;
Analyzing a variety of accounts; Entering and processing data into various accounts and the general ledger; Adjusting differences between the general ledger and subsidiary accounts; Closing entries; Preparing monthly trial balances and financial reports; Developing automated accounting instructions and procedures for routine transactions;
Analyzing financial and statistical data from public or private sector accounts; Assisting in the negotiation of indirect cost rates for State Education Agencies, Non-Profit and Commercial organizations; etc.
The Recent Graduates Program enables individuals who lack experience to explore Federal civil service employment at the beginning of their careers.