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Accountant

Company: Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryAs an entry level Accountant, you will perform, with supervisory/peer review and instructions, a variety of work assignments/projects.Location of Position: Consolidated Financial Services Division (BGC)- Kansas City, MO.BGC provides payroll services, through the Payroll Services Branch (PSB), to GSA and Federal clients; and provides internal control oversight and financial management support.We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.ResponsibilitiesCreates and submit reports from data systems as required by senior management, financial managers, program offices, or customers.Process accounting transactions into the financial system, including corrective adjustments to abnormal balances or variances.Supports agency and interagency customer service programs, resolving customer requests, issues, and problems.Performs analysis and reconciliations of accounts including budgetary and proprietary accounts.Analyzes abnormal balances and make recommendations and/or processescorrective adjustments.Supports internal and external audits and reviews by providing data/information on accounting, financial management and related policies, procedures and reports.Reviews financial and/or management reports.Researches legislative or regulatory changes.Prepares authorization documents, review and process payments utilizing a variety of third party payment processing systems.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentUS Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing dateRegister with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.Serve a one year probationary period, if required.Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Securitys e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this positionQualificationsFor each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, clickhere.The GS-07salary range starts at $43691.00 per year.If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05level or higher in the Federal service.Superior Academic Achievement, if applicableSuperior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying at the GS-7 level. To claim SAA, submit documentation of one of the following:1. Class standing -- You must be in the upper third of your graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.2. Grade-point average (rounded to one decimal point) of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum; or3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during your final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by theAssociation of College Honor Societies.Accountant Qualifications:Basic Requirements: You must have either 1 or 2, or 3: Degree in accountingDegree 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 lawA combination of college level education and experience. Refer to OPMs Accounting Qualification Standard for more information.In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in basic accounting systems, methods, practices, and proceduresEducationNote: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlAdditional InformationBargaining Unit StatusBargaining Unit status: Not applicable.Promotion Policy If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.Relocation Not PaidRelocation-related expenses arenotapproved and will be your responsibility. Travel May be approvedTravelexpenses associated with interviewsmaybeapproved.Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.Recruitment/Relocation IncentiveOn a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved: Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal governmentManagement RightsAdditional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

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