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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC - Agency Wide Supervisory Accountant in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary The position is located in the Office of Financial Managment (OFM). OFM is responsible for ensuring effective stewardship of agency resources and integration of strategic planning and performance management into all phases of resource planning and execution. OFM performs the functions of Budget Formulation, Budget Execution, Accounting Operations, Financial Systems, and Financial Reporting, including the preparation and audit of the agency's Financial Statements. Responsibilities The Supervisory Accountant serves as the Agency's senior accounting advisor with expert knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies that affect federal accounting and financial reporting, systems, and operations. Assures Agency policies, controls, systems, and reporting conform to generally accepted accounting principles and meet the requirements of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Treasury, and are responsive to a wide range of operational environments, missions, and conditions. Assures all Agency financial reporting is compliant, timely, complete, and accurate. Directs and provides technical and functional expertise to a team of accountants, financial systems, and financial management specialists who are involved in the design, development, testing, and deployment of Agency accounting and financial systems functions. Develops, reviews, reconciles, and submits financial reporting data in a timely and accurate manner utilizing a variety of financial reporting tools and applications, including the Government-wide Treasury Account Symbol, Intra-Government Payment and Collection, G-Invoicing, DATA Act, and Central Accounting Reporting System systems. Develop guidelines and a general framework for the formulation of policies, plans, and programs to address and control accounting operations. Provides authoritative policy interpretations and functional recommendations on diverse accounting and financial reporting issues. Develops recommendations involving substantive impacts on policies, procedures, and systems. Serves as the primary audit manager for all internal and external financial reviews and financial audits of the Agency. Oversees the design and conduct of comprehensive financial studies of complex and diversified information, accounting, and or financial systems or system components. Oversees the development and reporting of the Agency Financial Report that includes the Agency's annual financial statements and audit reports. Provides technical advice related to complex bodies of financial management legislation and regulations (e.g., Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), U.S. Treasury Financial Management, GAO, and OMB). Provides financial advice to top agency officials and program managers concerning proper program planning, effective decision-making, internal controls, and internal resource allocation. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You may qualify at the GS-15 level if you fulfill the following qualification requirements: BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (YOU MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS) 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: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 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 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. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the basic requirements, you must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level pay band or GS grade in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience would include one year of substantive supervisory or program management experience at the GS-14 level or equivalent level manager or comparable management or leadership experiences outside of Federal service. To be qualifying for this position your experience should be sufficient to demonstrate: interpreting legislation and/or regulations for applications and in developing short, intermediate, and long-range plans for meeting agency goals and objectives for accounting and financial management servicing, programs and reporting functions and responsibilities; resolving significant problems through creative use of accounting principles and theories, extensive coordination with internal organizations, external agencies and stakeholders; independently conducting comprehensive audits and evaluations that include the identification and analysis of numerous factors, such as recommending approaches and proposing possible solutions involved in programs or operations; leadership and management functions such as balancing workloads and commitments, evaluating employee performance, supporting EEO initiatives, hearing and resolving employee complaints, and identifying employee professional training needs; directing the work of professional and administrative staff responsible for financial and accounting functions. 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, 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. Education ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans. If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the rating criteria for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year. Relocation expenses are not authorized. Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position. CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CSOSA uses E-Verify, if you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.