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Accountant

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
North Sacramento, California, United States
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Accountant. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Duty Location: Sacramento, CaliforniaAt the full performance level, GS-11 the major duties of this position include, but not limited to the following:

* Plans and conducts financial management studies that involve the analysis of interrelated financial data and processes.
* Reviews and analyzes financial reports generated by the financial system, identifying problems and discrepancies.
* Participates in the preparation of recurring financial management reports, statements, and supporting justifications.
* Reviews data in reports and financial statements and identifies abnormal trends and control weaknesses.
* Develop Annual Accountings and pre each contractor's analysis.

Minimum Qualification Requirements: Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:

A. 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.")

OR

B. 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. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

2. 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.

Substitution of Education/Specialized Experience Requirements: In addition to the basic education requirement, in order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that the applicant meets the education and/or specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume.

GS-05: To qualify at the GS-05 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as: Experience that involved applying general accounting principles and practices. These examples are not all inclusive.

GS-07: To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as: Experience that involved applying general accounting principles, practices, and theories in carrying out less complex accounting transactions. These examples are not all inclusive.

OR

One year of graduate level education in a related field (ex: accounting, business administration, finance, or public administration)

OR

Superior Academic Achievement is based on 1) class standing, 2) grade-point average, or 3) honor society membership. Specific requirements are: 1) Class Standing: Upper third of graduating class based on completed courses; 2a) Grade Point Average: 3.0 or higher as recorded on official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education; 2b) based on courses completed during the final full 2 years of curriculum; -OR- 2c) 3.5 or higher based on average of courses completed in the specific major field of study; or 3) Honor Society Membership: Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society listed in the Association of College Honor Societies, Booklet of Information, and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision).

GS-09: To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as: Experience in applying accounting principles, practices, and theories to carry out the responsibilities of professional accounting, studying financial events, analyzing relationships, and comparing findings with previous reports to determine any corrective actions to be taken. These examples are not all inclusive.

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2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field (ex: accounting, business administration, finance, or public administration).

GS-11: To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as: Experience in reconciling financial accounts; analyzing financial accounting system operations, procedures, reporting and related activities; solving accounting problems; responding to requests for financial information. These examples are not all inclusive.

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3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field (ex: accounting, business administration, finance, or public administration). If selected, the selectee will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications. An official transcript must be sent directly from the University's Registrar's office and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.

The superior academic achievement provision is to be used to determine eligibility for applicable GS-07 level positions of persons who have completed (or expect to complete within 9 months) all the requirements for bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a qualifying grade point average (GPA), class standing, or honors society. For more information, visit OPM.

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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower-grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered.

You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors if applicable.

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