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Accounting Technician – Danville, Illinois
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 123193Start Date: 07/16/2019End Date: 08/05/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/05/2019. 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-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04.For a GS-06 you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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. 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:
GS-05 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include: using outlook and excel spreadsheets; maintaining and reconciling accounts receivables; responding to financial audit requests with guidance OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 4 years above high school (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) OR, Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. GS-06 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include: working with automated computerized accounting systems and performing accounting responsibilities; reconciliation experience; understand cost accounting; ability to assign proper codes to accounting transactions; work independently to respond to audit requests; utilize tools in IFCAP to understand purchase order. Education: There is no education substitute for the GS-06 grade level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Knowledge of traditional accounting practices including accrual, obligations, and costs methods. Knowledge of general ledger accounting and the control/subsidiary account relationships and reconciliation techniques, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and disbursing officer’s accountability. Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and methods of cost accounting, including the use of historical cost, market value, or present value to measure cost; methods for assigning cost to accounting periods; and cost allocation, cost accrual, depreciation, and unit cost. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, standards, and practices (for example, double entry accounting, accrual accounting), including the full accounting cycle and the preparation of work sheets, financial statements, ledgers, and journals. Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and methods of financial management to include requisitions, allotments, investments, fiscal management, activity reporting, and fiscal year guidelines. 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: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books and small parts; or driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
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