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Accountant

Durham, NC

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Overview

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), VA Durham Healthcare System, in Fiscal Service. This position works closely with the facility GS-11 Supervisory Accountant and Assistant Chief Financial Officer. The incumbent is responsible for a wide variety of accounting functions, as well as, assisting with budget and tracking travel.

* Reviews a variety of transactions for completeness and accuracy.
* Performs financial assistance including analyzing reports, reconciling imbalances, and answering standard accounting inquiries for internal operating programs such as 1358 and Purchase Card regulations; running balance training; and cost center and budget object code guidance.
* Updates local accounting procedures and resolves common technical problems for standard accounting transactions.
* Analyzes and reviews station assigned reports to ensure that they are in balance, in proper format and the accounting data is valid and adheres to prescribed accounting principles.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: No

Telework: No

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: Accountant/ GS-07 PD# 6632, GS-09 PD#6633

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

$42,084

$66,924

Job Details

Application Open Date

11/17/2017

Application Close Date

12/1/2017

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

Agency Employees Only - Appearing on USAJOBS

Status

Full-Time

* More About VA
* The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

* Qualifications
* To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/01/2017.

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-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07.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.

You may qualify based on your experience and education as described below:

* Specialized Experience GS-07: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing a wide variety of accounting functions and assisting with budget tracking and travel OR 1 year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
* Specialized Experience GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing a wide variety of accounting functions and assisting with budget tracking and travel OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
* Education: 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,
* Combination: 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: t
* 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.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

* Accounting
* Communications
* Compliance
* Computer Skills

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.

* Benefits
* How To Apply
* All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/01/2017 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10083920.
* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

* Additional Details
* Series: 0510-Accounting

Job Pay Type: Per Year

Job Openings: 1

Job Position: 558-18-MEC-10083920

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), VA Durham Healthcare System, in Fiscal Service. This position works closely with the facility GS-11 Supervisory Accountant and Assistant Chief Financial Officer. The incumbent is responsible for a wide variety of accounting functions, as well as, assisting with budget and tracking travel.

* Reviews a variety of transactions for completeness and accuracy.
* Performs financial assistance including analyzing reports, reconciling imbalances, and answering standard accounting inquiries for internal operating programs such as 1358 and Purchase Card regulations; running balance training; and cost center and budget object code guidance.
* Updates local accounting procedures and resolves common technical problems for standard accounting transactions.
* Analyzes and reviews station assigned reports to ensure that they are in balance, in proper format and the accounting data is valid and adheres to prescribed accounting principles.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: No

Telework: No

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: Accountant/ GS-07 PD# 6632, GS-09 PD#6633

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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