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Job Title: Accountant
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saint Cloud, MN
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 09/19/2020
Expire Date: 11/07/2020
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Accountant
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/08/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Basic Education Requirements: A degree in 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.") (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) OR, A combination of education and experience of 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) The applicant's background must also include one of the following: A) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law. B) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. C) 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, 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; and (c) expect for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. ecialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: comprehensive knowledge of maintaining and controlling accounts and accounting transactions in a highly complex finance and accounting system. Maintains and inputs data into a comprehensive cost accounting system for all appropriate funds as well as accounting for capitalization of assets, liabilities, and computation of accruals, classification of costs to the general ledger, operating ledger and subsidiary ledger. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education directly related to the work of the Accountant position. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
AccountingAccounting OperationsAudit ReportingEducation and Training Preferred Experience: Professional accounting theories, methods and techniques. Knowledge in analyzing and interpreting data. Knowledge in spreadsheets and automated accounting platforms. 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Physical demands are of the type that would normally occur in an office environment. Incumbent is subject to normal pressure in meeting accounting deadlines, (monthly/quarterly reconciliation at end of the year close out). Work is primarily sedentary but may require some walking, bending, standing, lifting, stopping, climbing stairs, carrying computer reports, files, manuals, and ledgers. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/579357700?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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