Defense Commissary Agency ACCOUNTANT (STAFF) in Fort Gregg-Adams, Virginia
Summary You are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of your application package. We encourage you to read the entire announcement before starting the application process. Qualifications and requirements must be met by the announcement closing date. This recruitment is subject to restrictions of the DoD referral system for displaced employees. Additional positions may be filled from this announcement up to 90 days after it closes. Responsibilities Serves an Accountant (Staff) in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) location. The primary purpose of this position is to maintain relationships and exhibiting troubleshooting solutions. Stake holders may include vendors, banks, auditors, customers at store level, other HQ activities, system administrators, financial reporting and recording activities, support functions to include payroll, travel, travel, government purchase card, resale accountability, expensing, inventory management, etc. Position responsibilities include: Apply applicable accounting policies and procedures to the business operation in order to achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Apply analytical skills to assess business processes and financial systems to help identify root causes of exceptions, propose corrective action and provide accurate reporting. Review, update and develop standard operating procedures and help coordinate changes to agency level policy with senior accountants. Ensure appropriate controls are in place to mitigate risks. Prepare, develop, analyze and submit all assigned reports to necessary components in accordance with established timelines. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications See the OPM Qualification Standards for more information. This position is covered under Professional and Scientific Positions. To qualify for this position your resume and supporting documents must show that you possess (A) 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent to at least GS-11 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military. Applicants must also possess: A degree in 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: 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3. 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. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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. Examples of qualifying specialized experience: Analyzing program operations for impact upon the accounting or financial management system. Analyzing specific problem areas arising within the accounting system or program operations and devising solutions through accounting system redesign. Planning, coordinating, and conducting audits and developing reports on work processes and accounting systems. Evaluating the current status of accounting or reporting systems or operating programs. You must also meet the following requirements by the announcement closing date: Current and former federal employees in either the competitive or excepted service and current federal employees applying under VEOA eligibility are subject to time-in-grade. You must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be eligible for promotion. You must submit SF50s with your application package to verify you held the next lower grade level for at least 52 weeks. You may need to submit two (2) or more SF50s. Examples of appropriate SF 50s include Promotion, Reg WRI, and SF 50s effective more than 52 weeks ago. The next lower grade level for this position is GS-11. Current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens." Education Education used to qualify for this position must be from an accredited school or educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and a copy of your transcript is required as part of your application package. For the application process, unofficial transcripts are acceptable if they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, you must provide an official transcript before we set your entrance on duty date. Foreign Education. If using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show a private organization specializing in interpreting foreign education programs has deemed the foreign education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program or show that a U.S. accredited college or university has given full credit for the foreign courses. You may not use education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience. This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement: You must provide transcripts to verify education requirement. Additional Information Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace be free of illegal drugs and prohibits the use of illegal drugs both on and off duty by federal employees. As a reminder, Marijuana is still classified as an illegal drug by the federal government and is prohibited for use by federal employees even if such use is legal in the state when the federal employee resides and/or works. The Defense Commissary Agency is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace where the use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated and may result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service. Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship. The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible. Subject to occasional overtime. Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Position is covered by a bargaining unit. Position is not obligated. Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position. Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position. PCS is not authorized. DoD Financial Management Certification Program Level 2 (DFMCP2) is a requirement of this position and the incumbent must either possess or achieve this certification within two years of entrance into this position. Travel by military and commercial transportation, including air or land, may be necessary in the performance of officially assigned duties. Access to ADP/IT Level II systems is required. The position involves access to or control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified or proprietary information. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background investigation.