Job opening: ACCOUNTING OFFICER (TITLE 5)
Salary: $83 278 - 108 262 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD - TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION
Open to employees of the Iowa Army National Guard (Title 32 Military Technicians and Title 5 Civilians).
LOCATION: USPFO-COMPTR DIV FISCAL ACTG, JOHNSTON, IOWA
As a ACCOUNTING OFFICER (TITLE 5), GS-0510-12, you will perform the following duties.
1. Provides financial accounting advice, analysis, and assistance to the Financial Manager, USPFO, and all organizational elements of the respective state NG regarding the development of accounting policies, systems, and operating procedures. Responsible for the planning, execution, and installation of all new and/or improved accounting systems within the division. Designs, develops, adapts, revises, evaluates, and implements systems including those utilizing automatic data processing equipment. Studies accounts, reports, and procedural instructions within the broad area of assignment and, as necessary, any legislative and program background pertaining to this program; holds discussions with program officials, employees, supervisors, etc., to learn the details of work processes and procedures; drafts instructions, procedures, manuals, etc., to implement the proposed system or to correct deficiencies in the accounting system uncovered during the study. Renders advice to management on the effects of accounting changes approved and performs related duties necessary to the development of balanced recommendations. Monitors work operations to assure full compliance with procedures and published directives. Makes formal presentations of completed systems packages including the acceptability of the data processing system applied to higher management levels for final approval. Acts as catalyst between various office segments and assures smooth continuity of operations. Provides financial advice and expertise to other organizational elements of the state ARNG during the development of integrated accounting systems. (30%)
2. Provides both professional accounting assistance and systems design support in the development of automated accounting systems and operating procedures for the Financial Manager. Provides all resource management functional areas with technical assistance during all phases of the development, establishment, and maintenance of integrated accounting systems. (30%)
3. Serves as a professional accountant administering accounting systems. Performs duties involving: receipt and distribution of funds throughout the state; maintaining the standard general ledger reporting system; analyzing report data which records transactions within the system for the purpose of correcting errors, recommending action on unfavorable trends, and preparing financial schedules for briefings, etc.; revising the system structure to implement new reporting requirements; and advising and assisting financial analysts in supported organizations on these matters. Applies professional accounting principles, analysis, theories, concepts, and practices to unique situations; employs accounting policies/standards in the resolution of unprecedented problems/situations; and utilizes non-conventional methodologies as required. Implements policies and procedures encompassing different facets of accounting, i.e., general fund accounting, cost accounting, and reimbursement accounting and working capital funds. Studies interrelationships of systems encompassing the entire spectrum of the Army financial arena (e.g., Standard Army Financial System (STANFINS), Integrated Army Travel System (IATS), The Commercial Accounts Processing System (CAPS), Standard Procurement System (SPS), Defense Joint Military Pay System - Reserve Component (DJMS-RC), Standard Army Intermediate Logistics Systems (SAILS), Joint Services Software (JSS), Standard Army Civilian Payroll System (STARCIPS), and Command Unique Systems. Assignments also require an understanding of the characteristics and capabilities of the accounting software architecture and Enterprise Data System (EDS) for Financial Management. (20%)
4. As the Accounting Officer, supervises the work of the Fiscal Accounting Branch within the Comptroller Division. Provides technical supervision of the work of numerous accounting technicians. Plans subordinates' assignments and distributes workload according to priorities and work complexity. Provides counsel and instruction on work problems and administrative matters. As the Senior Accountant in the division, assists, guides, directs and oversees all professional accounting work of the division.
(20%)Performs other duties as assigned. T5135P01
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Perform irregular/overtime hours in support of operational requirements and contingencies
- Failure to complete prescribed courses may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
- This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
- Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
- May require travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
- This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.
- The GS-0510 Title 5 National Guard employees are not retained in their positions if they fail to complete their positions’ higher financial management certifications, as determined by the incumbent positions’ federal civilian grades.
- Employees must obtain the appropriate certification levels for their positions within 24 months after initial assignment.
- Employees must maintain the positions’ continuous training and education studies, as identified for each certification level, during the defined 24-month period.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: - All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-0510 positions, are considered eligible for merit promotions if they have the competencies and a minimum of one year experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, management directed reassignments or new hire candidates must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the accounting program business with demonstrated understandings of the program's principles and concepts defined by the applicable NG Title 5 Excepted Service, Series GS-0510, position description.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:GS051012- Applicant must have the following experience:
To qualify for the GS-0510-12 Supervisory Position, the candidate must be eligible for entry into the position's financial management certification career program based on the position's GS-grade before final approval and appointment is processed.
Must have at least 36 months of broadening finance, accounting and audit program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling program work in a manner that promotes smooth flow and even distribution of assigning work requirements. Experiences included training and guiding employees on various finance programs and assigning tasks. Experiences involved accounting program assignments, balancing finance program work requirements, compliance with specific finance program policies, and providing advice, mentoring, and directions on a wide variety career development options.
The candidate must have professional experiences in addressing specific employee performance issues.
The candidate must have demonstrated experiences in structuring assignments that created effective and efficient performance results with measured and improved task processes.
The candidate's supervisory experiences supported improved training applications for career development that resulted in the employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, and work efficiencies.
Must have demonstrated experiences and endorsements on mentorship competencies provided to employees.
Must have working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs.
As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0510-12 supervisory position, dependent on the position's certification level, the employee must complete the financial management requirements for certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.
1. 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 six hours of credit in business law.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. To receive credit for education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the education requirements for this position.
2. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The candidate's 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 six hours of business law.
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that:
(a) The candidate successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering
or financial institution examining.
(b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the candidate demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with
successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One; and,
(c) Except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the candidate's education, training, and experience fully
meet the specified requirements.
- Address IA USPFO
7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131-1824
- Name: Kristopher Constant
- Phone: 515-252-4677
- Email: [email protected]