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Salary: $87 466 - 113 706 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Marietta
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
*THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.* This National Guard position is for a Staff Accountant, Position Description Number T58276P1 and is part of JFHQ-USPFO located in Marietta, Georgia. This is a full-time, Excepted Permanent, position which DOES NOT require Georgia National Guard Membership. Area of Consideration: Open to all U.S. Citizens.


As a GS-0510-12, Staff Accountant, you will: Possess the responsibility for establishing and designing methods and tools to effectively monitor and assist the operation of National Guard Bureau finance and accounting operations at the state level to include General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS). Perform technical and proficient analysis regarding accounting programs, financial systems, and section business processes. Ensure financial statements and reports are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to include applicable regulations to fairly depict the financial conditions and results of operations. Assess and establish internal controls for the United States Property and Fiscal Resource Management division. Responsible for establishing accounting policies, advising on the accuracy of disclosure documents and the financial condition of the organization. Provide advice on the implications of newly promulgated laws or the requirements or statements of oversight agencies such as the OMB or the GAO. Additionally, Staff Accountants review unliquidated obligations, contracts, reimbursable orders, analyze reports, review, and reconcile subsidiary ledgers, train non-financial personnel on financial responsibilities, assist fund managers on proper use of funding, and develop internal control corrective action plan statements for the Army National Guard. Plan, coordinate, and conduct an annual written Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The QAP directs reviews of all functional finance and accounting operations. Determine the objectives and scope of all reviews and audits. Prepare a written plan to conduct for each review. Analyze each functional area. Identify findings and provide the corrective action plans with a formal written report to the Financial Manager (FM), Deputy USPFO, and USPFO. Assure corrective action follow-up recommendations are implemented. Evaluate the Comptroller division Management Internal Control Program (MICP). Ensure management controls are effectively implemented. Prepare the Internal Control Evaluation Certification (DA11-2) statements for the division. Assess the indicators to identify operational area performance weaknesses to protect against fraud, waste, and abuse. Act as an advisor while providing technical advice and assistance to the FM and the USPFO on matters involving statutory provisions, regulatory requirements, procedures, systems, or problems arising from changes in the mission, programs, and / or organizational structure. Execute policy made at higher levels and provides policy, administrative and technical guidance. Travel to field installations to observe, analyze operating problems, and render technical assistance to support the state as a quality assurance internal control. Provide expert interpretation on DoD and Army regulatory and administrative guidelines in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) relating to wide spectrum business operations. Interpret, analyze, and develop accounting and financial management policies, standards, and procedures that implement accounting requirements established by the Department of Army, OMB, GAO, Treasury, and Congress. Policies, standards, and procedures apply to both current and long-range plans and operation, and to appropriate and non-appropriated funding sources. Coordinate with other organizations such as the OSD, Pentagon's HQDA-ASA-FM, DOA's Division IG, NGB Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) Team and Operational Team (ORP) on matters pertaining to Audits, inspections (IG & ORP) and Financial Management (FM) Certification program. Develop an effective implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all areas within the Resource Management office; and ensure that training needs are planned and implemented on a timely basis to meet constantly changing policy and procedures. Develop new business mapping and approaches where no precedent exists. Shape new programs, compliance with new legislation, or facilitating the resolution of long-standing problem areas of vital importance to the organization. Review and analyze a wide variety of reports including reports produced by external and local automated systems. Based on this analysis, advise the FM of actions required or recommended. Discuss system or procedural problems and areas of potential improvement with various system supervisors, Program Managers (PMs) and local management information systems personnel. Develop statistical and mathematical models to identify abnormalities and system and process vulnerabilities. Advise and provide counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Develop, modify, and/or interpret policies and procedures related to all Financial Management functions. Explain feedback on strengths and weaknesses to supervising staff. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Must possess a Secret Security Clearance; for positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.
  • Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.
  • An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
  • The incumbent fosters an environment conducive to teamwork among resource managers and decision-makers in meeting FM FIAR objectives and goals.
  • Irregular and/or overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies or may be required to work hours outside of the normal duty day.
  • 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 preparation for, or 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.
  • For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver’s license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
  • This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authentication Act (NDAA) 2012.


Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Individuals have to meet 1 of the basic requirements:1). A bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)OR2). A combination of education and experience which includes 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. My background also includes 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 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; AND (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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements above you must also meet the specialized experience below. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes serving as the primary conduit for communication with the Department of Army, Office of Secretary of Defense, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Treasury, Commercial Auditing firms, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, Pentagon's HQDA-ASA-FM, Department of Army Division Inspector General's office, and NGB Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) Team on matters pertaining to Audits, inspections (IG & ORP) and the Financial Management (FM) Certification program. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Certification: Financial Management Level 2.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience above in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualifications requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


  • Address GA USPFO 1000 Halsey Avenue Bldg 447 Marietta, GA 30060-5099 US
  • Name: Rona Howard
  • Phone: 678-569-5721
  • Email: [email protected]


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