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    Summary

    This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), in the Office of the Chief Accountant, Division of Accounting Services.The Division of Accounting Services is responsible for Office functional responsibilities concerned with both ERISA-related functions and the review of selected accountants' opinions .


    - This position is inside the bargaining unit.  

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    Responsibilities

    The Division of Accounting Services is responsible for Office functional responsibilities concerned with both ERISA-related functions and general accounting programs and services. ERISA efforts include the review of selected accountants' opinions and related ERISA annual financial reports (Series 5500), on-site review of audit work papers, and referral of apparent problems for consideration by the Office of Enforcement (OE). Office of the Chief Accountant, Division of Accounting Services in the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).  EBSA administers Department of Labor (DOL) functions in connection with Titles I and III of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), with specific responsibilities for policy development, enforcement, interpretation and administration of associated reporting and disclosure programs. 

    Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:

    Reviews and analyzes the full range of accountants' opinions (with particular attention to those considered as highly complex and those referred by junior Division staff, other Office and Agency components and the Department's Office of the Solicitor) submitted as part of the ERISA annual financial reports.  Studies those opinions which present unprecedented or unusually challenging problems or concerns and those issues which require thorough understanding of accounting and auditing standards and practices and specialized ERISA requirements governing employee benefits plan administration. 

    Requests background or additional data and information, reviews past cases and findings of relevance and defines the nature and source of potential concerns.  Prepares written reviews of findings, recommending OE review and/or consideration for further investigation. 

    Plans individual work paper reviews and analyzes audit work papers which support the accountants' opinions. Reviews require a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and a comprehensive understanding of how these principles and standards are applied to audits of employee benefit plans. 

    Provides professional accounting advice, support, and services throughout EBSA regarding:  proposed class exemptions and draft regulations to determine impact on employee benefit plan accounting; drafting Division-Level accounting and auditing guidance, procedures and other materials; development and delivery of training materials; and review and analysis of impact of legislation, external (GAO, OMB) government policies or private sector accounting policies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The employee may travel up to 20% per year.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13 - This position is at the Full Promotion Potential (FPL).

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