THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for an ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D1984000and is part of the ID USPFO, Idaho Army National Guard.
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THIS POSITION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
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NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
As an ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN, GS-0525-8, you will:
Be located in the US Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) Comptroller Division, Accounting Services Branch. The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, validation, processing, and correction of financial transactions and issues/discrepancies involving the full range of accounting services. Incumbent uses a complete understanding of inter-related work systems across multiple functional areas and their interoperability to ensure the validity and accuracy of all obligations, disbursements, collections/deposits, and adjustments related to financial records.
Performs broad in-depth analysis on multiple management systems and applies this information to complicated precedent type cases to resolve especially difficult and sensitive, out of balance conditions associated with processing actions within accounting systems. Analyzes and evaluates data to conduct a variety of fiscal reconciliations, reviews, and account adjustments. Reconciles accounting and budget data with Program Managers and the USPFO Deputy Financial Manager/Budget Officer. Balances all Program Managers' accounts with the federal database of record.
Performs fact finding, research, and investigations to identify, analyze and recommend solutions regarding fiscal accounting activity. Analyzes particular facts of fiscal transaction problems/issues; verifies, evaluates, and interprets considerable amounts of data; obtains additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; and applies pertinent fiscal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution. Relies often on experience and judgment rather than guides to fill in gaps, identify sources of information, and make working assumptions about what transpired. Applies many different and unrelated processes and methods associated with fiscal transactions to analyze complex and unusual accounting transactions. Responds to customer requests for information/assistance.
Examines accounts or resolves difficult reconciliations requiring an analysis of adjustments and corrections in accounts. Traces transactions identifying the source(s) of discrepancies, develops corrective actions required to bring accounts into agreement, ensures the accuracy of adjusted accounts, and recommends actions to prevent recurrence of similar discrepancies involving a multiplicity of interrelated systems. Compiles and verifies the accuracy of accounting data to prepare statements and reports, schedules, and comparative analyses of accounting transactions.
Reconstruct inaccurate accounts, gathers and organizes information for inquiries and resolves problems referred by managers, employees, congressional inquiries, etc. Suggests specific changes to state guidelines themselves, development of control mechanisms, additional training for customers, and specific guidance related to the procedural handling of documents and information.
Coordinates with internal/external financial/program management personnel to resolve issues and/or prevent accounting errors. Uses initiative to guide and inform and persuade individuals who are skeptical or uncooperative, in order to provide information, take corrective action, and provide findings, and/or recommendations/solutions to comply with established laws and regulations.
Researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies regulations, policies, procedures and legal decisions to work and/or resolve complex fiscal issues/problems regardless of the technical difficulties encountered. Uses originality to sort complicated factual information regarding public law; fiscal law; Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Army (DA), Forces Command (FORSCOM), National Guard Bureau (NGB), and Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) regulations; Standing Operating Procedures; Comptroller General Decisions; and policies and issuances to apply a variety of methods in order to execute the full range of accounting services.
Uses fiscal accounting and related interfaced systems to provide input/adjustments to the fiscal accounting database of record and the interoperable feeder systems of logistics, contracting, pay, travel, accounts payable, disbursement and interfund automated systems. Makes independent decisions regarding processes involving unusual circumstances or conditions. Develops variations in approaches to fit specific functions while often encountering incomplete, unreliable or conflicting data in the process of work performance. Applies accounting methods, procedures, and techniques to conduct difficult and in-depth analysis. Validates transactions and performs research to resolve inconsistencies.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
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