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Accounting Technician – Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia
Commander, Navy Installations, Department of the Navy
Job ID: 155830Start Date: 10/13/2019End Date: 11/13/2019
Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques that enables incumbent to understand and work with a total accounting system which involves different programs that generate a large variety of transactions. Skill in applying extensive and diverse accounting regulations, operations, and procedures governing a wide variety of types of related transactions to resolve nonstandard transactions, complaints, or discrepancies, provide advice, or perform other work that requires authoritative procedural knowledge. Skill in the use of general ledger and subsidiary accounts in an account structure requiring a number of asset and liability control accounts and considerable subdivision of accounts. Knowledge of and ability to analyze the interrelationship of accounts that are affected by varied transactions to monitor accounts and effects on the overall system of ledgers. Skill in applying knowledge of accounting terminology and procedures to enter, modify, retrieve, correct, and delete information in the computerized accounting and general ledger system as well as to trace discrepancies and resolve problems. Knowledge of procurement documents and how the actions affect the accounting process during the flow through the system (e.g., purchase orders, calls against BPAs, consignment agreements, service contracts, entertainment contracts, credit cards, etc.). Knowledge of Windows, Word for Windows, and Excel in order to perform a substantial range of functions. The functions include generating tables of contents, importing graphs or databases, creating glossaries, aligning multiple columns, automatically printing document identification or other notations at the top or bottom of each page, and creating form letters and automatically merging these with mailing lists. Knowledge of standard office equipment, such as electric/electronic typewriters, copiers, fax machines, and office automation systems, to perform a substantial range of office automation support. 2. SUPERVISORY CONTROLS Works under direct supervision of the Accounting Supervisor. The supervisor assigns work with standing instructions on objectives, priorities, and deadlines, and provides guidance for unusually involved situations. The employee independently processes the most difficult procedural and technical tasks or actions and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted practices. The supervisor evaluates completed work for overall technical soundness and conformance to agency policies. The methods used by the employee in accomplishing the assignment generally are not reviewed in detail. 3. GUIDELINES Guidelines consist of agency policies and procedures, Federal Codes and manuals, specific related regulations, precedent actions, and processing manuals which are readily available for doing the work and are applicable to most transactions. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations require the employee to use judgment to identify and select the most appropriate procedures to use, choose from among several established alternatives, or decide which precedent action to follow as a model. There may be omissions in guidelines, and the employee is expected to use some judgment and initiative to handle aspects of the work not completely covered. In locating, selecting, and applying the most appropriate instructions, references, or procedures, the employee may make deviations in guidelines to adapt to specific cases. The employee refers situations in which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant deviations must be made to the supervisor or designated employee. 4. COMPLEXITY The work involves performing various accounting support related duties or tasks that use different and unrelated processes, procedures, or methods (e.g., transactions are not completely standardized; deadlines are continually changing; functions assigned are relatively broad and varied; or transactions are interrelated with other systems and require extensive coordination with other personnel). The employee decides what needs to be done by identifying the nature of the problem, question, or issue; determining the need for and obtaining additional information through oral or written contacts; or by reviewing regulations and manuals. The employee may have to consider previous actions and understand how these actions differ from or are similar to the situation/problem at hand before deciding on an approach. The employee uses different established procedures to review and reconcile various accounting documents and records; resolves a variety of problems through coordination with employees, base activities, and higher headquarters; and reviews and reconciles various types of transactions involving multiple funds or a number of different control accounts. The employee makes recommendations or takes actions (e.g., initiates necessary adjustment to ensure that accounts balance, verifies factual data, etc.) based on a case by case review of the pertinent regulations, documents, or issues involved in each assignment or situation. 5. SCOPE AND EFFECT The purpose of the work is to apply specific rules, regulations, or procedures to maintain, balance, reconcile accounts and records, and prepare standard reports and analyses. Reports and analyses prepared are used directly by other financial units, accounting units and/or work of other activities/organizations for projecting, planning, and controlling costs. 6. PERSONAL CONTACTS Contacts are with agency employees outside the immediate organization who are engaged in a variety of different functions, missions, or kinds of work. Contacts are also with accounting, budget, or operating personnel of other agencies or with members of the general public. Contacts are frequent and the employee must work efficiently and diplomatically with others including management personnel. 7. PURPOSE OF CONTACTS The purpose of the contacts is to plan and coordinate actions to correct or prevent errors, delays, or other complications occurring during the transaction cycle. This may involve obtaining a customer's cooperation in submitting paperwork or other information, requesting other personnel to correct errors in documentation or data entry, or assisting others in locating information. 8. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is primarily sedentary in nature; however, work requires periods of sitting, standing, walking, and bending. Work also includes lifting and carrying of light objects (up to 10 pounds unassisted). 9. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in a normal office setting and requires the exercise of normal safety precautions. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
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