Date Posted July 05, 2024
Industry Finance
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.ginniemae.gov/pages/default.aspx

Description:

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

As an Accountant (Staff), you will:

  • Prepare and review the financial statements and accounting reports of the Association. Respond to and resolve audit findings and recommendations pertaining to the general ledger functions brought up by the General Accounting Office (GAO), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), HUD's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Ginnie Mae internal control reviews.
  • Identify changes to financial systems and procedures which need to be documented and/or which impact existing handbooks and guidelines. Develop procedures that document each change.
  • Consult with and advise Division Management on the development of policies, practices, and procedures relating to the use of operating data in exercising accounting and financial controls and in promoting greater efficiencies in these areas
  • Perform in-depth reviews, analyses, and evaluation of major segments of both manual and automated accounting and budget systems to assure their practicality and efficiency relative to the overall goals and objectives of Ginnie Mae.

Conditions of Employment

    The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, District of Columbia. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

    Key Requirements:

    • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Please refer to "Additional Information Section for additional Conditions of Employment."

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience: Specialized experience for the GS-14 is defined as one year at the GS-13, or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Review or audit an organization or program's financial statements, processes, and controls to ensure the validity of published financial statements and the safeguarding of assets; AND
    • Auditing and reviewing financial statements to ensure financial reporting was prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); AND
    • Participating in financial or performance audits that led to objective and systematic examinations, and resulted in independent audit assessments of an organization's structure, performance, efficiency, program, and internal control environment in compliance with OMB Circulars A-123 or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
    Specialized Experience: Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as one year at the GS-12, or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Interpreting regulations such as: Accounting Standards Codification (ASC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-123, A-11, and A-136; AND
    • Reviewing financial statements to ensure financial reporting was prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); AND
    • Participating in financial or performance audits that led to objective and systematic examinations and resulted in independent audit assessments of an organization's structure, performance, efficiency, program, and internal control environment in compliance with A-123 or GAAS guidelines.
    Experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer serviceOne year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    Time-in-Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    For the GS-14 you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-13 you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

    Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

    Education

    A. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting or 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/auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant/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: 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 3. 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.