Department Of Energy Team Lead Accountant (Cash Management) in Germantown, Maryland

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Finance and Accounting, Funds Management and Financial Systems Division.

A successful candidate in this position as a Team Lead Accountant (Cash Management) will be responsible for developing and maintaining liaison with field and Headquarters personnel and analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating complex financial data to support management decision making.


As a Team Lead Accountant (Cash Management), you will:

  • Lead a wide range of accounting and financial services and have Departmental-wide responsibilities for accounting operations, financial reporting and analysis, payroll as well as oversee the Department-wide internal control program; develop accounting and financial policy; provide contractor employee benefits analysis and program review; manage internal and external audit follow-up and audit resolution.

  • Be responsible for supporting the Department's accounting and financial management goals and objectives through the development, implementation, maintenance, and interpretation of policies and procedures required to support those goals and objectives. Be responsible for managing the agency’s cash, fund balances, and investment portfolios.

  • Serve as a Team Leader in OFA with limited supervision duties by directing and overseeing daily work assignments of 7 to 10 professional accountants and accounting technicians. Oversee the complex technical aspects and provide services, expert advice, assistance, and guidance regarding the Government's policies and practices to OFA management, Headquarters program officials, Field finance offices, and DOE employees in one or more of the following areas: maintaining Fund Balance with Treasury accounting and reconciliations, processing of warrants and transfers, and investment management.

  • Be responsible for reviewing, interpreting, and applying all rules and regulations that may affect areas of responsibility. Keep current on applicable regulations including Comptroller General decisions, DOE regulations, and various other regulations issued by Treasury, OMB, GSA, and the GAO. Review proposed Departmental directives and other issuance applicable to general accounting and fiscal policy to determine the impact to the team and its accounting and reporting policies, systems and practices. Prepare constructive comments to enhance the directives or implementation of the policies.

  • Participate as an OFA representative on various CFO and Departmental initiatives. Projects may involve assisting with developing and implementing new or modified operational policies, procedures, guidance, automated systems, processes, or programs. Participation involves researching and/or analyzing unstable or complex information. Determine information required and collect data from appropriate sources to make proposals or recommendations to address and/or resolve issues. Participate in the coordination with other organizations to ensure full coordination of projects; to test system changes; to schedule and conduct meetings to develop action plans; to plan, schedule and conduct training; and disseminate information to all parties affected by the project or initiative.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel occasionally
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

This announcement is open to current DOE employees only.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

Evaluating and interpreting accounting data, processes, accounting/financial systems, financial statements and reports. Supporting an agency’s/organization’s accounting and financial management goals and objectives. Independently interpreting and advising others on the application of accounting and financial reporting policies and procedures.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Expert knowledge of proprietary and budgetary accounting, cost accounting principles and practices, and auditing processes and procedures.
  2. Adapt skill to gather and analyze information related to Federal financial management including audit and internal controls.
  3. Mastery of finance and accounting systems specifications and requirements, the Federal financial management requirements and procedures for budget formulation and execution and funds control.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Transcripts are required

*Basic Requirements *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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")


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 oneof the following:

  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.** Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.


  1. This position requires the completion of a Financial Disclosure Statement.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.


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Other Information
  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Veterans Information: Telework: Selective Service Registration:

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-08-07

Salary: $112,021 to $145,629 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0510 Accounting

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-time

Job announcement number: DOE-MP-17-CF-00493-MP

Control number: 474600900