DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Accountant - Remote

Employer: Department of the Interior - Bureau of Reclamation

Job Description:
Job Title: Accountant GS-0510-09/11 FPL GS-12
Total Vacancies: 1
Appointment Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-time
Salary Range: $63,271.00 to $119,280.00 Per Year
Moving expenses are NOT authorized.
Announcement Open: August 09, 2023 to August 16, 2023

Job Announcement Number
BOR-DO-23-MP-12071104-KB

Control Number
742235200

USAJOBS URL
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/742235200

This job will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

Duties
- Reviews data in reports and financial statements and identifies abnormal trends and control weaknesses.
- Analyzes processing flows, integration of external system interfaces and internal subsystem modules, and recommends improvements in control techniques; reviews data in reports and financial statements and identifies abnormal trends and control weaknesses.
- Develops innovative recommendations for eliminating problems or improving the operation under study.
- Provides and Implements solutions to correct internal control and reporting weaknesses.
- Writes reports that document findings and recommendation.

Qualifications
BASIC REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the position, you must meet the Basic Requirement for the position of Accountant:

A. 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")

OR

B. 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: To qualify for the position (in addition to meeting the Basic Requirement), your resume must clearly describe specialized experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:

GS-11: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service working with administrative support or small business accounting systems, ( i.e. payroll, purchases, sales); data trend analysis; and developing instructional procedures for use by others. Incumbent must be knowledgeable and have experience with recognizing and adjusting differences between the general ledger and subsidiary accounts; preparing monthly trial balances and financial reports.

GS-09: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service using automated accounting systems to find, review, or change accounting data in automated files of transactions, ledgers, accounts, and summary reports and financial statements. Experience with recognizing and adjusting differences between the general ledger and subsidiary accounts; preparing monthly trial balances and financial reports.

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; religious; 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.

Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower-grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered.

You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors if applicable, by 08/16/2023.
Education
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience at the GS-09 and GS-11 grade levels. You must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. A typed list of courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, GPA, etc. will not be accepted. Non-submission may result in being rated not-qualified for the position.

This position has a mandatory education requirement. You must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in being rated not-qualified for the position.

You will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications, if selected. An official transcript must be sent directly from the University's Registrar's office and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.

Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if applicable. For additional info, refer to the Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For additional info, refer to the U.S. Network for Education Information.

Additional information
You may be required to serve an initial probationary period.

If otherwise eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive.

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/

This position is designated as a LOW RISK position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated SF85 Background Investigation (T1 or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: https://www.sss.gov

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement.

Contact Person:
Phone: 303-445-6349
Email: [email protected]
Location: PO BOX 25007 • Denver, CO
Application Method: Apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/job/742235200
Base Pay: $63,271 - $119,280 per year


Posted on August 10, 2023

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