FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO CURRENT SHERIDAN VA HCS EMPLOYEES
The Accountant prepares a variety of monthly reconciliation reports, verifies and adjusts accounts, audits, and makes reports. Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports. Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Documents financial transactions by entering account information.Assists with budget oversight.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
Work Schedule: Full Time
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Accountant/PD02568A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education described below:
Basic Requirement: You must possess one of the following AND provide proof of your answer via transcript, certificate, and your resume.
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.")
Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR 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, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion 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 specified requirements.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in Federal service AND must be reflected on your resume to be found qualified for the position. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Reviews transactions-For timeliness and reasonableness and resolves problematic areas. Processes transactions-Responsible for maintaining and controlling accounts and accounting transactions in a highly complex finance and accounting system.
Education: 1 year of graduate-level education related to the position or superior academic achievement [S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing (Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class), (2) grade-point average (3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better)), or (3) honor society membership (Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society).] Possess 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement? (Transcript Required)
Combination: Applicants must possess a combination of specialized experience and education which is qualifying to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-07 grade level, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify (Transcript Required)
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in Federal service AND must be reflected on your resume to be found qualified for the position. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Reconciles accounts-Compares account balances with related data to assure agreement; reviewing records and source documents to identify the sources of discrepancies; and determining the entries required to bring the account into balance.
Education: applicants must possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR, Possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. (Transcript Required) OR Combination:
Applicants musthave a combination of specialized experience and education which is qualifying to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-09 grade level, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. [For GS-09 level positions, only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (i.e., beyond the first year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. 9 semester hours beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience]. (Transcript Required)
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in Federal service AND must be reflected on your resume to be found qualified for the position. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Researches and analyzes discrepancies or problems noted and determines the corrective entries required to adjust accounts. Also recommends actions to prevent recurrence of similar discrepancies.
Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Combination: application must have a combination of specialized experience and education [For GS-11 level positions, only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (i.e., beyond the first year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. 9 semester hours beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience]. (Transcript Required)
Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary work with carrying of reports, general office supplies.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
A transcript must be submitted with your application to show you meet the basic requirements above.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
DD-214/ Statement of Service
Disability Letter (Schedule A)
Disability Letter (VA)
Proof of Marriage Status
Separation Notice (RIF)
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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