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Job opening: ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Salary: $44 117 - 63 733 per year
City: Rome
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Who may apply: Current, permanent DFAS employees in the competitive service and current DFAS VRA employees in the local commuting area and eligible DoD PPP Military Spouse preference applicants.

Duties

Perform technical accounting work including the maintenance, validation, and reconciliation of accounting records for multiple accounts. Researches and reconciles discrepancies for multiple accounts involving a variety of transactions and multiple systems and/or subsystems to include enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs). Interprets data, identifies related transactions and determines root causes/source of problem identifying trends and workable/corrective solutions. Researches and processes a variety of recurring standard and nonstandard accounting transactions for adequacy, legality, and propriety. Prepares correspondence responding to inquiries of a non-routine nature explaining various aspects of accounting and providing detailed and technical explanations of accounting discrepancies or procedural and reporting requirements. For vacancies filled at less than the full performance level of the position, duties will be developmental in nature.

Requirements

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below for more details.
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification

Qualifications

This position is developmental and selections may be made at the GS-06 or GS-07 entry grade levels. Once eligibility and qualification requirements are met, selectees will be eligible for promotion at management discretion without further competition. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-05 for the GS-06 level, GS-06 for the GS-07 level) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. GS-06 Specialized experience is defined as: applying knowledge of accounting systems, policies and procedures for the examination, verification and maintenance of accounts and accounting data; validating, monitoring and maintaining accounting transactions and accounting records; researching discrepancies and making adjustments. GS 07 Specialized experience is defined as: examining and maintaining accounts or financial ledgers; posting financial transactions; verifying entitlement documents; generating problem resolutions; preparing financial reports; reconciling accounts; and working with a variety of accounting and automated financial systems. Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. To be considered for a GS-06, applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in Federal Service. To be considered for a GS-07, applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-06 or higher grade in Federal Service. You may qualify for consideration if meeting time-in grade, specialized experience, education requirement, 90 days after competitive appointment requirement, and all other qualification requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.

Education

Substitution of Education for Experience at the GS-06 level: Six months of graduate education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position being filled. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html).

Substitution of Education for Experience at the GS-07 level: One full year of graduate level education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position being filled. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html).

Contacts

  • Address DFAS - ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS - ROME 325 Brooks Road Rome, NY 13441 US
  • Name: HR Customer Care Center
  • Phone: (317) 212-0454
  • Email: [email protected]

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