The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of duties encompassing classifying accounting transactions; maintaining and reconciling accounts; closing accounts and preparing report sand statements; and analyzing accounting data; and examining accounts.
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Balances and reconciles reports, statements, summaries and trial balances with supporting accounting data on daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis constituting a complete reconciliation. Initiates corrective action to reconcile records.
Receives and reviews a wide variety of obligation documents to include purchase orders, contracts, travel orders and similar documents for obligation against appropriated funds. Reviews documents accuracy and regulatory compliance to ensure they are authorized in accordance with regulations, charged to the applicable appropriation and that funds are available to cover obligation. Obligates documents and summarizes the information and enters data into the appropriate automated system.
Reconciles and reviews all transaction accounting classifications to ensure they were input properly into the various accounting systems. Notes discrepancies and follows up to clarify and correct. Verifies input to computer to close accounts and provide financial statements by abstracting data from a variety of source documents.
Analyzes information from these sources to determine its impact on the report as this reflects in various accounts. Submits required reports after verifying data on printouts. Analyzes and controls all accounting documents requiring posting to the general ledgers and subsidiary ledgers of the installation.
Determines by analyzing the nature of documents, necessary subsequent actions within the Branch. Analyzes accounting reports, records and supporting documents of the installation and initiates adjustment action as may be required. Reviews accounting data to determine the accuracy of supporting information provided. Obtains additional information, prepares necessary worksheets or reports reflecting the type of examination made, and discrepancies noted and transactions required to correct accounts.
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00A.M - 4:30P.M.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
0525 Accounting Technician
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/10/2018.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
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. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status. You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the announcement.
If the most recent SF-50 has an effective within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
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). 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.
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.
The work requires sitting in on position for long periods of time, intense concentration, and dexterity in the use of a calculator and typewriter, word processor and computer.
There is pressure to meet mandatory time deadlines of monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports and processing. Overtime is frequently required to complete work assignments within the accounting cycle.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
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