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    Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

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    This position is also being announced under the agency's Merit Promotion Program procedures, the Job Announcement Number is CFO-2020-0027. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion procedures.

    The position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance, Financial Reporting and Analysis Division.  The Financial Reporting and Analysis Division provides accurate and timely financial information and services to support informed decision-making.  The division provides reporting and analysis to foster accountability for financial management and to ensure that adequate controls exist to safeguard assets and manage liabilities, revenues, and expenditures.

    As an Accountant, the duties typically performed include the following:

    • Reviewing and evaluating internal controls over financial data, encompassing budgetary, financial, procurement, personnel, and property functions.
    • Reviewing legislation, including Department of Commerce guidelines, for impact on the USPTO’s financial reporting activities.
    • Developing USPTO’s responses to proposed legislation by Office of Management and Budget and by the Government Accountability Office that impact USPTO’s financial reporting.
    • Identifying, researching, evaluating, and recommending accounting options on issues that affect USPTO’s financial reporting activities.
    • Developing regulations, guidelines, directives, policies, and procedural manuals and methods for program users.
    • Identifying the need for and makes recommendations for modifications and/or improvements in the financial reporting systems.
    • Providing guidance and oversight for USPTO’s standard general ledger.
    • Preparing analyses, reports, or comments on accounting issues.
    • Participating in government-wide efforts to improve financial management/reporting and developing the related policies, goals, and objectives that are suitable for the Department and USPTO related to government-wide accounting issues.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0510 Accounting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559062400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.