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Job opening: ACCOUNTANT

Salary: $90 825 - 118 069 per year
City: Cleveland
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time


You will serve as part of a team of staff experts regarding the Military Pay accounting functions and the application of generally accepted accounting principles, policies, and procedures. You will review and analyze accounting for programs, practices, and procedures related to receiving, controlling, validating, recording, and reporting accounting transactions affecting expense, and budgetary accounts of supported organizations. You will perform execution/trend analysis of Military Pay, Permanent Change of Station and Subsistence programs and monitor general ledger entries for active Duty and reserve military pay Execution. You will compile statistical data from a wide variety of accounting reports/financial statements and perform special audits, studies, or reviews to determine reliability and accuracy of accounting reports and financial statements produced. You will review, analyze, and evaluate a variety of incoming accounting reports to interpret results of operations, track financial trends, and events, and resolve a range of fiduciary and/or financial management problems. You will test, evaluate, review and maintain major segments of accounting, finance and reporting systems to meet all applicable federal government requirements and needs of management. You will participate in meetings and conferences, make oral presentations/briefings and prepare letters, point papers, summaries, reports and recommendations.


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This is a Financial Management Level II certified position per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Section 1599d. You must achieve this level within prescribed timelines. Certification requirements are in DoD Instruction 1300.26.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Serving as staff expert regarding operational accounting functions and the application of generally accepted accounting principles, policies, and procedures; 2) Reviewing and analyzing operating programs, practices, and procedures related to receiving, controlling, validating, recording, and reporting accounting transactions; 3) Identifying problem areas and determining actions required to resolve complex issues related to accounting operations and financial reporting; and 4) Utilizing accounting financial systems to research and analyze data using automated analyses and retrieval techniques. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series and Accounting Series 0510 (opm.gov) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:

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 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.")

2. 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 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;
  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.


  • Address NAVY MILITARY PAY OPERATIONS AND ACCOUNTING 1240 E 9th St Rm 967 Cleveland, OH 44199 US
  • Name: Department of Navy EIC
  • Email: [email protected]


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