Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management, Division of Financial Management under the Recent Graduate component of the Pathways Program. This opportunity will provide the incumbent with an entry-level developmental experience designed to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

PLEASE NOTE: Veterans preference rules will be applied in filling these positions and non-competitive conversion to a permanent or term position is not guaranteed.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

-Successfully complete at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

-Meet the Office of Personnel Managements qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

-Maintain performance at the Fully Satisfactory level or higher under the agencys performance management system.

-Complete all the requirements of the Program successfully (this includes 40 hours of annual interactive training or any other required training or activities with a mentor that are outlined in the employees Participant Agreement).


The incumbent of this position will serve as an Accountant in the Accounting Operations Branch, Division of Financial Management. The Division is responsible for the development, coordination and direction of financial management policies, programs and operations and for the design and operation of an efficient and effective automated accounting system.

Major Duties:

  • Provides professional accounting assistance to the assigned area and to other financial managers regarding the accounting function and the application of accounting principles,policies,and procedures.
  • Determines corrective action necessary to resolve operational problem conditions.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates incoming source documents; identifies discrepancies and their sources, and prescribes corrective action.
  • Examines a variety of documents, records and accounting reports to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting policies, United States Standard General Ledger,new operating procedures, and revised regulations.
  • Reviews and analyzes the programs and procedures related to the receiving, controlling, validating, recording, and reporting of accounting transactions that affect the asset, cost, liability, revenue, and proprietary accounts of the customer.
  • Participates in decision-making sessions and advises program directors on regulatory requirements, financial policies, and data interpretation.
  • Analyzes and interprets financial data in order to detect and identify needed corrective measures and process to improve systems accuracy and utility.
  • Analyzes and assesses current and historical financial data for use in improving the accuracy, efficiency, and usefulness of available financial data.
  • Responds to questions from customers and subordinates regarding accounting data discrepancies.
  • Participates in conferences and meetings with management and operating officials regarding accounting operations and to mutually assess the effectiveness of accounting services provided.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Open to any U.S. Citizen who, within the previous two years (for veterans six years), graduated from a qualifying educational institution with an associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate in Accounting or 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).

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.