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At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans. We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career.

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Controller, Financial Services Division, Cincinnati Finance Center, Accounts Receivable Branch, in Cincinnati, OH.

For more information, visit their website: Office of the Chief Financial Officer

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You will:

* Serve as a professional accountant applying established accounting principles, theories, concepts and practices to a variety of complex accounting operations;
* Provide technical advice and assistance on accounting, reporting and decision-making actions;
* Utilize professional accounting knowledge to provide recommendations in the solution of accounting and operational problems and implementation of new or changed regulations, procedures and analyses of automated systems;
* Perform all aspects of the accounting function, including review, research and reconciliation.

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0510 Accounting

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

* EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
* You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
* You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
* Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).
* If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.


You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

Accountant: You must have a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration with 24 semester hours in accounting (up to 6 hours in business law counts toward these hours); OR a combination of education and experience with at least 4 years of experience in the related field. You must also have one of the following: 1) 24 hours in accounting or auditing courses which can include up to 6 hours of business; 2) Certificate as Certified Public Accountant/Internal Auditor; or 3) Completion of a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 hours, provided that (a) you have 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 you have 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 above and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as analyzing and interpreting accounting data; applying accounting standards to reconcile account receivables; and applying financial management policies, standards and procedures to accounting operations. - OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in an academic discipline related to this position.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of accounting principles, theories, and techniques; 2) Skill in oral communication; 3) Knowledge of Federal accounting regulations, procedures, policies, and precedents; 4) Ability to advise management on accounting and operational issues; 5) Skill in analyzing accounting systems to modify and adapt accounting practices to solve accounting problems; 6) Skill in written communication.

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.


See Qualifications section.