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Job opening: Accounting Technician

Salary: $49 400 - 64 222 per year
City: Tacoma
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This position is located in the Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma is a diverse city nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia. Tacoma is located on the shores of Commencement Bay, within pristine eyesight of Mount Rainier. World-class museums, hotels and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the mild climate.


Analyze information against the explanation of benefits received from the insurance companies. Verify reconciliation documentation and check register to ascertain accuracy of statements of accountability. Post payments from insurance companies, individuals, Tricare, other Federal Agencies, and other entities in the Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution (ABACUS). Prepare cash and check deposits utilizing the US Treasury’s OTCnet system. Make contact with Accounts Receivables, Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS), and the Budget Office to resolve errors and for additional guidance on accounting processes. Prepare form such as DD Form 1131 Cash Collection Voucher (CCV) in ABACUS and reconcile with accounts to be posted.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a one-year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
  • THIS IS A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Level 1 Incumbent of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department requirements of this certification program.
  • Employees assigned to a medical treatment facility are required to be screened for applicable immunizations or pre-existing immunity based on occupational risk, regardless of job series.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. Current Civilian Employees of the Defense Health Agency (DHA)Current Permanent Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian EmployeeDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) 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. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes performing clerical and accounting technician support duties such as: verifying the accuracy and completeness of accounting data; reviewing accounting transactions and accounting records; researching discrepancies and making adjustments; utilizing computer systems and software and or accounting systems such as General Fund Enterprise Business Solution (GFEBS) Automated Disbursing System (ADS), Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution (ABACUS) to post, access, retrieve, update, reconcile and provide reports. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). OR Education: A half year (i.e., 9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position, such as Billings, Accounting, Finance, etc. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 9. Add the two percentages. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Accounting OperationsComputer SkillsConcepts, Policies, and Principles of AccountingPrinciples of Accounting Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications.


  • Address JT-DHA-DD83DE DHA PUGET SOUND MKT-MADIGAN DO NOT MAIL Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98431 US
  • Name: Army Applicant Help Desk


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