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Job opening: ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Salary: $41 263 - 59 799 per year
City: Whitehall
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Open to United States Citizens The first cutoff for receipt of applications is March 25, 2024. If you wish to be considered for the first jobs filled from this announcement, please apply by this date.

Duties

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. Perform technical accounting work including the maintenance, validation, and reconciliation of accounting records for multiple accounts. Duties will be developmental in nature when the position is filled below the full performance level.

Requirements

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Background or Security Investigation - Position Sensitivity and Security Levels may vary and is dependent upon position being filled - see the Additional Information field below for more details.
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Obtain/Maintain Financial Management Certification

Qualifications

This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period. Applicants MUST have related financial experience AND/OR a related financial degree (examples include: Finance, Accounting, Management, Actuarial Science, or related), in addition to meeting Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification requirements. Substitution of combination of education and experience must still, in conjunction, minimally satisfy the DHA qualification requirement. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. GS-05: Specialized experience is defined as: performing financial duties that support the processing of financial/accounting transactions using standardized procedures to include reviewing documents for accuracy and inputting financial/accounting information into an automated system and correcting invalid/incorrect transactions. GS-06: Specialized experience is defined as: knowledge of accounting systems, policies and procedures of the examination, verification and maintenance of accounts and accounting data; Validating, monitoring and maintaining accounting transactions and accounting records; Reconciling subsidiary ledgers to general ledgers for accounts; Researching discrepancies and making adjustments. Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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

GS-05 SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Four years of successfully completed education above the high school level may be substituted to meet the specialized experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position being filled for which high school graduation, or the equivalent, is a prerequisite. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. A percentage of the education (which is directly related to the work of the position being filled) and experience which when combined totals 100% of the necessary education and experience to qualify for this position. (Only education that directly relates to the work being filled beyond the first 60 semester hours will count toward the percentage).

GS-06 Substitution of Education for Experience: 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).

Contacts

  • Address DFAS - ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS - COLUMBUS 3990 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43213 US
  • Name: HR Customer Care Center
  • Phone: (317) 212-0454
  • Email: [email protected]

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