Office of Personnel Management Lead Accountant in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Summary

As a Lead Accountant at the GS-0510-14 with a full performance level of GS-14 you will be part of the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Operations Management organization. In this role, you will lead accounting programs and tasks and work with our Federal Shared Services partners to delivery financial management services to internal and external OPM customers.

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Responsibilities
  • Prepare, analyze, interpret, research, and present a large and complex volume of accounting data and information.
  • Certify financial transactions and statements.
  • Provide guidance and/or preparations of financial reports (statements of Transactions or 224 reports, Fund Balance with Treasury by programs) and other required monthly, quarterly, annual, and special accounting reports as needed.
  • Develop and recommend accounting procedures, policies, and methodologies to be used in the agency across all programs and funds.
  • Serve in a lead and facilitating role providing expertise and leadership.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

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0510 Accounting

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Qualifications

**All applicants must meet ONE of the following, as a basic requirements:

A.** Degree: accounting; or a degree 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. (The term "accounting" means accounting and/or auditing in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") (You must provide college or university transcripts to verify your academic accomplishments.)

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B. 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge and my background also includes one of the following: (You must provide college or university transcripts to verify your academic accomplishments.)

A.Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of credit in business law;

OR

B. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), obtained through written examination;

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C. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester hour requirement of paragraph A, provide that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering of financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful competition of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specialized requirements.

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GS-14: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 level serving as an accountant preparing, interpreting and presenting large and complex volumes of accounting data with multiple fund types and information using automated accounting systems; providing oversight of Shared Service Provider (Federal) partners or Software as a Service (Private Sector) performing accounts payable and accounts receivable transaction processing, performing and reviewing reconciliation differences, reviewing and approving general ledger entries, and executing year end close functions, performing clean-up and reconciliation of sub-ledger to general ledger; identifying and preparing root cause analysis (RCA) of financial data and a corrective action plan (CAP); performing and preparing cash flow analysis of financial data; and information using advanced excel functionally such as pivot table, formulas, and calculations, and overseeing the maintenance and reconciliation of the official accounting records - ensuring that they are maintained in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and in conformance with all requirements and associated reporting requirements; and serving as the administrator for accounting systems such as the Government-Wide Treasury Account Symbol (GTAS), Central Accounting and Reporting System (CARS), Shared Accounting Module (SAM), Interagency Payment and Collection System (IPAC), and serving as the Primary Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC) for Travel Cards and overseeing the preparation and submission of regulated travel management reports.

Applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

The full performance level of this position is GS-14.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed below; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp.

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Accounting
  • Financial/Accounting Systems
  • Internal Controls/Integrity
  • Oral and Written communication

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resumeshowing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  2. Other supporting documents:
  3. Cover Letter, optional
  4. This position has a basic educational requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcripts for further consideration.
  5. DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  6. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program(ICTAP)Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/16/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.

  • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
  • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
  • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

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Agency contact information
DC HR Customer Service
Phone

202-606-9321

Email

jobs@opm.gov

Address

OPM Human Resources 1900 E St., NW Washington, DC 20415 US

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Next steps

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.

We expect to make a job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513695400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2018 to 10/16/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time