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Staff Accountant – Kansas City, Missouri
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 122596Start Date: 07/16/2019End Date: 07/29/2019
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Basic Requirements: 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:a. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6hours of business law;b. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; orc. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15semester 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. AND Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: At the GS-09:
Qualifying experience for GS-09 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-07 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience providing guidance concerning fiscal or reconciliation issues; assisting with preparing financial reports and data; and troubleshooting problems in accounting operations. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Related degrees include accounting, auditing, finance, and/or business administration. OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education directly related to the work of the position as stated above. At the GS-11
Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience providing guidance concerning fiscal or reconciliation issues; analyzing and preparing financial reports and data; troubleshooting problems in accounting operations; and resolving discrepancies in monthly fiscal reports. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or LL.M, if related. Related degrees include accounting, auditing, finance, and/or business administration. OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education directly related to the work of the position as stated above. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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