Internal Revenue Service Accounting Technician 6 Month Register in Beckley, West Virginia
Summary Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? Visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov Responsibilities WHAT IS THE CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER DIVISION? A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas: Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Senior ACFO Financial Management ACFO Corporate Accounting. The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position. Reviews complex accounting documents and transactions for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with IRS, Treasury, GAO and GSA regulations; processes transactions related to these accounting documents, computing changes to the automated financial system and determining whether transactions are legitimate and authorized; and codes or verifies coding of such documents to assure proper accounting classification. Maintains proper controls to monitor and reconcile automated accounting system reports and ensures that all transactions utilized in the accounting system abide by standardized procedures or exception reports are prepared noting transactions that deviate from any standardized procedures. Responsible for specific, ongoing programs that require special skills, i.e., balancing and reconciliation, coding, contract interpretation, and tax processing, etc. Prepares or assists in the preparation of the more difficult financial reports. Responsible for the reconciliation or assists in the reconciliation of the more difficult transactions to balances in the related control accounts; and identifies any discrepancies and initiates corrective action, including preparation of accounting code changes or payment corrections. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240)) Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to "Get Your Tax Record" at http://www.irs.gov/ (https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS. Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check). Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies. Qualifications Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-05: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 level in the Federal service. Experience includes performing a variety of basic tasks involving reviewing and processing documents and utilizing automated systems to correct and adjust accounts. OR EDUCATION: You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: You have successfully completed at least 4 years of education above the high school level (120 semester hours 180 quarter hours), have a Bachelors or higher degree, or have 2880 hours of formal classroom training in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. An equivalent amount of combined education and experience. Only education in excess of 60 semester hours, 90 quarter hours or 1440 classroom hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement for the GS-5 level. For example, one full year of academic study (30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or 720 formal classroom hours) beyond the second year is equal to 6 months of specialized experience. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, college or university. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCEGS-06: You must have 1 one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal Government. Examples of experience qualifying as specialized include: Knowledge of existing automated accounting systems; preparation of ledger sheets for business purposes; balancing and reconciling financial records for a business or organization; creating written responses to requests for information from financial institutions, private vendors, or Federal agencies; knowledge of standard accounting codes and terminology; application of various general accounting procedures, forms, and techniques; research and compilation of financial data for written reports; processing invoices, obligations, and reports to meet established timeframes. This list is not all inclusive. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-07 You must have 1 one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal Government. Examples of experience qualifying as specialized include: Knowledge of existing automated accounting systems; preparation of ledger sheets for business purposes; balancing and reconciling financial records for a business or organization; creating written responses to requests for information from financial institutions, private vendors, or Federal agencies; knowledge of standard accounting codes and terminology; application of various general accounting procedures, forms and techniques; research and compilation of financial data for written reports; processing invoices, obligations and reports to meet established timeframes. Research and correct transaction errors and provide written documentation that outline the data used and actions taken. This list is not all inclusive. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards. Education For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions. Additional Information Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed). Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled. The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages. This is a bargaining unit position. Tour of Duty: Day Shift Monday - Friday. Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm. Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available. Relocation expenses - NO Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. This inventory will be used to fill vacancies in the locations listed and additional vacancies as they become available for the next 6 months contingent upon funding and space requirements. Applicants must apply by the closing date of the announcement (11:59 pm ET), 02/21/2024 to be considered. Applicants will be considered in the category group order. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than February 21, 2024.