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    WHAT IS THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) DIVISION: The IRS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) organization is responsible for the custodial accounting of over $3.3 trillion in taxpayer payments, as well as for managing the IRS' $10+ Billion annual operating budget. 

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    WHAT DOES AN ACCOUNTANT DO? As an accountant, you will be responsible for establishing and applying accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards to the financial activities of the Internal Revenue Service. In this position you will ensure that the Service's financial systems, operations, and reports meet the requirements of law and regulation, including the Department of Treasury, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, and other central agencies.

    As an Accountant you will:

    • Interpret federal legislation, standards, and regulations pertaining to accounting and financial management.
    • Evaluate agency-wide accounting operations, policies, procedures, and systems for compliance with standards and internal controls.
    • Design, implement, and assess internal control processes and systems.
    • Apply cost accounting methodologies to agency-wide data and systems, to report the cost of major activities for management information purposes.
    • Prepare accounting polices, procedures, requirements, and standards.
    • Apply accounting principles, theories, and practices in new or novel ways where no precedents exist.
    • Analyze complex accounting issues/problems and recommend solutions.
    • Research improved business practices to operational programs and determine corrective actions needed.

      If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 01 to 05 Nights Per Month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0510 Accounting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547511400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.