Accountant

Department Of Defense Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 4 days ago

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Duties

Summary

Who may apply: Current DFAS Agency Employees and DoD Military Spouse Preference.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides professional accounting services, management advice, and assistance to supported internal and external customers and organizations.

  • Reviews and analyzes a wide variety of accounting documents, reports, policies, and procedures pertaining to multiple appropriation accounts.

  • Reviews, analyzes and modifies operating programs, practices, and procedures related to assigned area.

  • Establishes and monitors internal controls to identify problem areas, determine actions required to improve operating program effectiveness, and ensure and maintain the integrity of financial and accounting information.

  • Performs special audits, studies, reports and/or, analysis to evaluate the status of the financial health and/or position of accounting operations based measurements or indicators.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

  • Job family (Series)

0510 Accounting

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)

  • Suitable for Federal employment

  • Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.

  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.

  • Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below for more details.

  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification

Qualifications

This position has a positive education requirement. To qualify for this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described below:

(1) Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; 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

(2) Candidates may also qualify through a combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses, which may include up to 6 hours of business law, OR a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

You may need to send proof of education or of certification to be considered for this position. Click here for more information on who must submit documentation at the time of application and what documentation is acceptable: Transcripts and Certifications.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Providing professional accounting services that ensure the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the accounting operations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Independently applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to evaluate and interpret accounting data, financial statements and reports, processes, accounting/financial systems, or effectiveness of internal controls; AND
  • Providing technical accounting expertise to assist in the design, implementation and assessment of operating systems, procedures, or internal control processes.

Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in Federal Service.

Education

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

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