September 22, 2011 at 4:16 am #141997
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As an Accountant for the Federal Investigative Services (FIS), Business Management (BM), you will utilize a professional knowledge of government accounting principles and procedures in monitoring accounting transactions involving the sale of investigation services through the FIS revolving fund.
Design, implement, and develop queries and specialized reports from data derived from automated accounting systems (payroll, general ledger, budgeting, travel and procurement) that can queried, sorted and reassembled utilizing automated tools like MS Excel and/or MS Access.
Documents, develops and enhances procedures for verifying the accuracy of FIS financial information using FIS and OPM accounting systems. Independently resolves major problems with the financial information or accounting systems and provides oversight assuring that interfaces between systems result in complete and accurate information.
Reviewing FIS portion of the SF-132 (Apportionment and Reapportionment Schedule) and FIS portion of the SF-133 (Report on Budget Execution and Budgetary Resources) prepared by OPM central accounting.
Review the trial balances to develop monthly interim and unaudited FIS Revolving Fund balance sheets, Statements of Net Costs, Statements of Changes in Net Position, and Statements of Budgetary Resources. Prepare monthly report on revolving fund revenues, costs, and retained earnings.
Develop and monitor a Management Control Review (MCR) through the identification of fiscal problem areas and develop solutions to minimize or eliminate risk, improve financial reporting and financial program effectiveness.
Responsible for the establishment, maintenance, reporting, control of funds, and cost recovery for FIS operating components and the FIS revolving fund
Oversee review, analyses, and validation contractor supplied financial data. Review and reconcile contractor payment information with the agency’s accounting system.
For the GS-12: At least one year of experience gained in the public or private sector that is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Qualifying experience must have involved:
Designing, implementing, and developing queries and specialized reports from data derived from automated financial systems (payroll, general ledger, budgeting, travel and procurement) that can be queried, sorted and reassembled utilizing automated tools like MS Excel and/or MS Access;
Identifying fiscal problem areas to improve financial reporting and financial program effectiveness;
Developing segments of surveys and systems for gathering and analyzing data, along with resolving accounting discrepancies in reported data.
For the GS-13: At least one year of experience gained in the public or private sector that is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Qualifying experience must have involved:
Utilization of complex automated financial systems (payroll, general ledger, budgeting, travel and procurement), which includes developing system improvements, providing solutions to program management problems and preparing a variety of complex financial reports to assess trends and conditions;
Identifying fiscal problem areas to improve financial reporting and financial program effectiveness, along with developing solutions to minimize or eliminate risk;
Providing advice and recommendations to management and other accountants on unusual and difficult accounting systems and/or operations problems.
Education cannot be substituted at these levels.
In addition to the qualifications above, ALL applicants must also meet the basic requirements below: (please provide transcripts)
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.
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 non conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant’s education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements
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