Accountant job with USAJobs | 42078483

Duties

Summary

This position is at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in the, Office of the Chief Financial Officer. This position serves as an Accountant.
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Responsibilities

As an Accountant, you will:

  • Maintain NCUA financial systems and interface with the general ledger, including accounting, budget, capitalization/operation system, and the procurement system. Plan, develop, coordinate, and implement manual and automated system changes to correct operational deficiencies.
  • Assure the integrity of internal controls in developing and maintaining NCUA’s financial systems to include monthly and year-to-date reconciliations between subsidiary accounts and the general ledger.
  • Recommend improvements in internal controls and procedures to ensure that data is accurate and reliable.
  • Research and analyze data to develop and prepare a variety of financial documents, management reports and presentations to a broad range of audiences.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position for the purposes of training and/or conferences.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.

Qualifications

Specialized experience is the experience that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

CU-09
All applicants applying for the CU-09 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-07 level obtained in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience: 1) providing accounting services to assigned areas or an organization; 2) providing guidance to customers; and 3) preparing written materials related to accounting.
OR
Education: 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree (36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours), in a field that is directly related to the work of this position. Related degrees may include Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration.
OR
A combination of graduate level education and experience as described above.

CU-11
All applicants applying for the CU-11 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-09 level obtained in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience: 1) preparing accounting records to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); 2) providing guidance to customers; and 3) preparing financial documents and/or reports.
OR
Education: 3 years of progressively higher- level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (54 semester hours or 81 quarter hours), in a field that is directly related to the work of this position. Related degrees may include Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration.
OR
A combination of Ph.D level education and experience as described above. Only graduate level education in excess of 2 years (36 semester hours) may be considered when combining education and experience.

In addition to meeting specialized experience requirements, applicants much also meet basic education requirements.

Basic Education Requirements are as follows : (A) Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting (means accounting and/or auditing); 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;
OR
(B) Combination of education and experience, at least 4 full years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. Your background must also include one of the following:
(1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
(2) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through a written examination;
OR
(3) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semesters hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that: (a) you have 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 you have 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meets the specified requirements.

Transcripts are required and must be submitted at the time of application.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

Please note, all experience statements (i.e., duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire) copied from this announcement and pasted into your resume will not be considered as a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience and support your responses to the online questionnaire as described in the vacancy announcement. When describing your experience in your resume, please be specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please ensure that your resume includes the grade (if you are a current or previous federal employee), month, and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position may not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.

Your resume must also support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower rating and/or you may be excluded from consideration. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

Education

All education must be received by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with an education requirement) therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees received from schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for federal employment. A third party equivalency evaluation must be submitted at the time of application for all foreign education to receive consideration.

Additional information

Note: Career Ladder Promotion Statement
For positions that are multi-graded, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next grade level in accordance with OPM regulations and NCUA policies.

SALARY: Pay will be set within the advertised pay range to align with the selectee’s skills and experience and the requirements of the position.

Pay will be set using NCUA’s compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA’s Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes the locality rate for the Alexandria, Virginia geographical area. Please click here to review all salary ranges based on locality.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check the status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http://www.sss.gov/ .

This position is in the bargaining unit.

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the point of contact listed on this vacancy announcement.

Illegal drug use by individuals working for or on behalf of the federal government, whether on duty or off duty, is contrary to the efficiency of the service and in direct violation of the Controlled Substance Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act.

NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE FEDERAL AGENCY.

NCUA uses E-Verify, a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

More than the number of positions listed may be filled through this vacancy announcement

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

First, your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.

Second, if you have a complete application package, your resume will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and specialized experience requirements (see “Qualification” section). You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience.

Third, your resume and supporting documentation may be compared to your responses to the assessment questions. The numerical rating you receive is based on your responses to the questions. If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position.

The self-assessment questions have been developed to evaluate your competency in the following areas:

  • Accounting Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing

Reference Checks: Reference checks will need to be conducted prior to an offer of employment for the top candidate(s) for this position. The reference checks will need to be conducted with current and former supervisors, if applicable, as a part of NCUA’s selection assessment process.

If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. To preview the application questionnaire, please click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11052894

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Resume
2. Other supporting documents:

  • Cover letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if a basic requirement
  • Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form, and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty for veterans for consideration under veteran hiring authorities.
  • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program 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.)
  • Most recent performance appraisal, optional

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES:
Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, or SF-50, that indicates grade, status, tenure, and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.

Note : Current permanent NCUA employees are not required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). The status will be confirmed by the Agency.

VETERANS:
If you wish to receive consideration under an applicable Veteran’s authority such as VEOA, 30% or more disabled vet, VRA, etc., you must submit a copy of your Veteran’s documentation including a DD-214 (member 4 copy preferred, however, the documentation provided must contain dates and character of service), along with a VA letter, SF-15 , etc., if applicable. If you are a current active duty service member, please submit an official statement of service from your command.

Note: If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD-214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, the character of service, military rank, type of discharge, and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by the direction of military members’ military personnel offices, unit commanders, or higher headquarters.

CTAP/ICTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:

  • Copy of agency notice;
  • Most recent performance rating; and
  • SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location or Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction In Force separation notice.

Note: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP .

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