The Auditor (Bankruptcy) is responsible for the financial analysis and related investigative work associated with bankruptcy cases under applicable law. This analysis and investigative work supports the litigation and civil enforcement efforts of the USTP. Analytical and investigative assignments require a professional knowledge of accounting and financial analysis to perform work that is similar in scope and complexity to that performed by a public accounting firm.
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Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Apply professional accounting knowledge, understanding of business operations, and knowledge of bankruptcy laws and procedures related to the full scope, including especially difficult and complex, chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Review and analyze bankruptcy cases and determines adequacy and accuracy of financial documents submitted.
Perform exams, audits, reviews, and analysis of bankruptcy cases administered by standing and panel trustees and determines their adequacy, accuracy, and compliance with accounting principles and practices.
Provide a variety of related accounting and auditing services associated with chapter 7 and chapter 11 matters.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must successfully pass a security/background investigation and drug screening.
You may be required to complete a probationary period.
Selective Service registration is required, see the announcement for full details.
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
To qualify for this Auditor (Bankruptcy) position you must:
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.
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.
All applicants must have 6 months of bankruptcy experience with a basic knowledge of bankruptcy regulations and procedures (information should be documented in resume).
In addition to meeting one of the above Basic Requirements, to qualify at the GS-14 you must possess:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector specialized experience is defined as experience performing audits, reviews, and analysis of bankruptcy cases and determining the adequacy, accuracy, and compliance with accounting principles and practices.
In addition to meeting one of the above Basic Requirements, to qualify at the GS-13 you must possess:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector specialized experience is defined as performing reviews and analysis of bankruptcy cases for accuracy and correctness.
All applicants are required to submit a writing sample no longer than 5 pages which demonstrates their abilities with regards to auditing, analysis skills, and written communication skills. Failure to submit the essay will result in an incomplete package.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade.)
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF OR https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? Education must be accredited by an accredited 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). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Translated transcripts are required.
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