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Accounting Officer (T5)

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Department Of Defense Jackson , MS 39201

Posted 3 months ago

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This National Guard position is for a ACCOUNTING OFFICER (T5), Position Description Number T5135000 and is part of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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As a ACCOUNTING OFFICER (T5), GS-0510-12, you will provide financial accounting advice, analysis and assistance to the Financial Manager, USPFO, and all organizational elements of the respective state NG regarding the development of accounting policies, systems, and operating procedures. Responsible for the planning, execution, and installation of all new and/or improved accounting systems within the division.

Designs, develops, adapts, revises, evaluates, and implements systems including those utilizing automatic data processing equipment. Studies accounts, reports, and procedural instructions within the broad area of assignment and, as necessary, any legislative and program background pertaining to this program; holds discussions with program officials, employees, supervisors, etc., to learn the details of work processes and procedures; drafts instructions, procedures, manuals, etc., to implement the proposed system or to correct deficiencies in the accounting system uncovered during the study. Renders advice to management on the effects of accounting changes approved and performs related duties necessary to the development of balanced recommendations.

Monitors work operations to assure full compliance with procedures and published directives. Makes formal presentations of completed systems packages including the acceptability of the data processing system applied to higher management levels for final approval. Acts as catalyst between various office segments and assures smooth continuity of operations. Provides financial advice and expertise to other organizational elements of the state ARNG during the development of integrated accounting systems.

Provides both professional accounting assistance and systems design support in the development of automated accounting systems and operating procedures for the Financial Manager. Provides all resource management functional areas with technical assistance during all phases of the development, establishment and maintenance of integrated accounting systems.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Details of the additional duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description located online, on the FASCLASS website.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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Conditions of Employment

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.

Irregular and overtime hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.

For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.


If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed online in Application Manager.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience, education, or training in accounting; competencies that provide knowledge of principles and procedures. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the National Guard accounting business program requirements at the GS11 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months of financial accounting and/or performance accounting experiences that led to objective and systemic examinations and resulted in assessments of the finance program's performance, efficiency, organization, program, activity or function.

The applicant's experiences and competencies provided an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. The applicant must have experiences in accounting preparation and planning with a full range of competencies in the accounting business that successfully accomplished intended purposes; met or exceeded operational efficiency; provided accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial audit data; or, demonstrated experiences in conducting financial reviews that involved evaluating programs in terms of economical use of property and personnel.

1.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 six hours of credit in business law.

2.Combination of Education and Experience: At least four 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:

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

b. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;

c. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing.

For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that:

(1) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;

(2) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One; and,

(3) 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.

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Accounting Officer (T5)

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Department Of Defense