Accountant (Systems)

US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, District of Columbia

Date Posted April 06, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job details

Salary
$103,690 - $134,798 a year
Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

Duties

Summary

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 21-HUD-796. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.


Responsibilities

As an Accountant (Systems), you will:

  • Serve as a senior accountant responsible for the planning, design, revision, implementation, and maintenance of an entire system or major portions of a complex financial accounting system.
  • Apply accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices in new or novel ways to solve problems where no clear precedents exist. Assess new computer technology and other means of improving productivity and efficiency of accounting systems and integrates into current or proposed system.
  • Perform in-depth analysis of financial systems and data to assure accuracy and compliance with governing accounting procedures and regulations, identify trends and patterns and to assure practicality and efficiency relative to the overall goals and objectives.
  • Use financial project management knowledge to conceptualize integrating systems and recognizes potential interface problems with other systems. Identify, coordinate, and resolve controversial or key issues and problems related to accounting systems design and modification.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

  • Job family (Series)

    0510 Accounting

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One 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.

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

    This position is located in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Headquarters), Office of Assistant CFO for Systems (OCFO). The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) provides leadership in instituting financial integrity, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. The Assistant Chief Financial Officer (ACFO) for Systems develops, administers, and evaluates financial system development and integration services of the Department. The ACFO for Systems identifies and develops implementation plans for new financial systems and ensures proposed new systems or major enhancements to support HUD's Enterprise Architecture, The Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 (FFMIA), and FFMIA requirements and system security requirements. The office coordinates maintenance activities for financial management systems and manages day-to-day support to users of the financial management systems sponsored by the OCFO. Quality assurance oversight for the development and implementation of financial systems is provided. Standard operating procedures for quality assurance activities are developed as well as system assurance reports and reviews. Additionally, the ACFO for Systems is responsible for guidance and policies related to competitive grant programs.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience:

    For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience for this position includes:

    • Performing analysis of financial systems and data to ensure accuracy, compliance, and efficiency relative to the overall goals and objectives of the organization or agency.; AND
    • Reviewing analyses to determine the necessary actions to ensure the integrity of data moving from one accounting systems of records to another.; AND
    • Participating in projects on issues pertaining to the development and maintenance of financial systems.; AND
    • Assuring the adequacy of internal controls, evaluating data quality and reconciliation procedures by performing periodic reviews of office processes and identifying any weaknesses and potential threats to the integrity of the workflow.

    Education

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    1. Education Requirements: Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree 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.

    OR

    2. 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 information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    • Recruitment incentive may be offered.
    • HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • 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.
    • Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on working in a real estate related business, and having Section 8 tenants, along with other prohibited interests and activities. To review applicable ethics rules and HUD specific restrictions, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Systems and Technology, Communication, Analytical, and Technical. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified (Good) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.



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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    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.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

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  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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