Government Publishing Office Supervisory Accountant in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!

Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we would like to talk to you.

This position is part of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia.

Employee will work shift 1 and have a tour of duty from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday).

The employee serves as a first-line supervisor managing a professional accounting staff; and is considered a financial management expert overseeing critical financial reporting functions of the Agency. The employee ensures that reconciliations are performed, and controls are in place and function accordingly with accounting and control standards of the agency, as they related to reporting requirements.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Accountant, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Preparing, reviewing, and/or issuing cyclical financial management reports such as income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow, contribution margin reports, and other reports required by management.
  • Staying abreast of past/current trends and developments in financial reporting concepts, standards and guidelines, and developing new, or modify existing, agency financial reporting procedures, processes, techniques, practices, and controls for the Agency.
  • Reconciling balance sheet account's monthly reconciliations, trend analysis, major variance analysis, special analysis, and researching discrepancies and amount differences.
  • Conducting and/or overseeing research and analysis to produce special financial reports for GPO officials, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress, and others.
  • Maintaining adequate/effective systems of control with audit trails for trial balance accounts.
  • Providing financial information and supporting documentation to internal/external auditors for audit purposes.
  • Overseeing accounting of GPO's appropriations and budgetary accounts, GPO's Treasury reporting, cash reporting, and payroll accounting.
  • Performing the full-range of supervisory duties and responsibilities (i.e. recruit, develop, rates performance, and awards employees, etc.).
  • Additionally, the employee is responsible for supporting other operations with the Division including maintaining GPO accounting policies, critical accounting information in ledgers (general and subsidiary), and other financial management systems; planning, coordinating, observing and/or conducting physical inventories; and participating in improving financial management systems and interfaces.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Career or Career-Conditional GPO Employees Only

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0510 Accounting

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report required.
  • You may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. Applicants must have served 1 year at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade level of federal service to qualify for the PG- 14.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing of this announcement (09/27/2017) will be considered.

Qualifications

**To qualify for the Supervisory Accountant, PG - 0510 - 14 , you must meet the following requirements:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:**

A. Applicants must possess a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting; or in a related field of study such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. OR B. Applicants must possess 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. Your background must also include one of 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; or 2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), 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) you successfully worked at the full performance level in accounting, auditing or a related field (e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining); and b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that you 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, your education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the PG-13 (or equivalent) grade level or higher. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the required competencies needed to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work described. Qualifying specialized experience includes: Experience recording, reporting, and interpreting financial transactions and events with economic consequences; developing information for formulating policy, planning actions, and evaluating performance relating to financial matters; and insuring that funds are efficiently controlled and that fiduciary reports accurately reflect results of financial operations.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (09/27/2017) to be considered.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used or this grade level.

Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Work Life Balance The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability, Public Trust. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for the job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and information stated in your application. Please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by information in your application. The Human Capital Specialist may verify your qualifications and self-ratings during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and other means. Inflated qualifications may result in you being excluded from further consideration for this position. You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

  • Economics and Accounting
  • Human Capital Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must CLEARLYshow possession of these competencies.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

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  • The Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
  • Notification of Personnel Action SF-50- You must submit your most recent SF-50 (if applicable) showing your current grade and tenure. An additional SF-50 showing the highest permanent grade ever held is also required, if different from your current grade. Failure to submit the required documentation will disqualify you from consideration. An award, general adjustment or detail SF-50 will not be accepted as proof of status. Examples of appropriate SF-50 include promotions, Within-Grade-Increases, and SF-50s dated one year apart within the same grade to support time-in-grade requirements.If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; or visit the National Archives Website.
  • Recent Performance Appraisal - Copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If your performance appraisal is not dated within the last 12 monthsor you are unable to provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.
  • For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript or list of completed courses is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript or list of courses should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, semester hours, and GPA. If you provided an unofficial transcript or list of completed courses at the time of application and you are selected you will be required to provide an official transcript prior to appointment.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

http://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume, and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement.** Please read all instructions before you begin.

The completed online Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on**09/27/2017.

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Agency contact information
Valerie Tripp
Phone

(202) 512-1308

Email

vtripp@gpo.gov

Address

Office of the Chief Financial Officer 732 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC US

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Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in the online application tracking system and if you have elected to receive email updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered email address. If you have not elected to receive email 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 can contact you as quickly as possible.

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

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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  • Office of Equal Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479453900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/14/2017 to 09/27/2017

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

Pay scale & grade: PG 14

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent