STAFF ACCOUNTANT (Title 5) Job in Hartford, Connecticut – Department of the Army



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STAFF ACCOUNTANT (Title 5) – Hartford, Connecticut
Army National Guard Units, Department of the Army
Job ID: 345962
Start Date: 10/19/2020
End Date: 11/02/2020

Qualification Summary
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: You must possess on of the following: 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 six hours of credit in business law. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The candidate’s background must also include ONE of the following: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that: The candidate successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining; A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the candidate demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One; and, Except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the candidate’s education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-0510 positions, are considered eligible for merit promotions if they have the competencies and a minimum of one year experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, management directed reassignments or new hire candidates must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the accounting program business with demonstrated understandings of the program’s principles and concepts. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume and any other supporting documentation you wish to provide must clearly substantiate you currently possess 36 months of specialized experience in the following: Experience demonstrating financial accounting and/or performance accounting that led to objective and systemic examinations and resulted in assessments of the finance program’s performance, efficiency, organization, program, activity or function. Experience and competency providing an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. Experience in accounting preparation and planning with a full range of competencies in the accounting business that successfully accomplished intended purposes; met or exceeded operational efficiency; provided accurate, reliable, timely, and useful financial audit data; or, demonstrated experiences in conducting financial reviews that involved evaluating programs in terms of economical use of property and personnel. Experience demonstrating financial accounting; may have included adherence to prescribed policies; effective control over expenditures, liabilities, revenues, and assets; proper accounting for resources and financial transactions; compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and precedent decisions; and compliance of agency accounting systems with generally accepted accounting principles and standards. Experience demonstrating accounting or audit programs; must include report preparations and oral presentations that involved financial findings or discovered conditions with cause and effect factors. Experience that involved presenting researched recommendations for remedial actions such as, methods for improving the use of funds and the identification of questionable costs. Experience demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts of the accounting business program requirements. Experience demonstrating accounting or auditing that demonstrates your abilities to lead, train subordinates, follow directions, read, retain, and comply with instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skill in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately. Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication. Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Skill in presenting formal training presentations and briefings. Skill in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material. Knowledge of theories, practices, methods and techniques of accounting and other financial practices to conduct financial and accounting analysis, review and certify the content and nature of financial reports, to implement changes or make recommendations to existing accounting and procedures. Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures, congressional legislation, DOD and DA regulations and ability to development and implement changes or make recommendations to existing accounting and. accounting and procedures. Independently plans, develops, and coordinates financial management improvements necessary to comply with such legislation and regulations as the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Act, principle of accounting internal, the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives. Skill to prepare financial statement formats for within the National Guard Accounting Offices use in reporting data required under the CFO Act and GPR.GPGPRA. Ability to apply fact-finding and investigative techniques to perform studies and analysis of data and the ability to research and analyze directive and regulations to assess their impact on current and planned operational initiatives. Skill in preparing reports and in organizing and delivering briefings to managers, State leadership and adjacent directorates to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings, recommendations, and observations. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION: As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0510-12 position and dependent on the positions certification level (Level III), the employee must complete the higher financial management certification within 24 months of appointment to the position.

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