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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
3 This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 BASIC REQUIREMENT: Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in 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.
  • I possess a combination of education and experience of at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training of A) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality that can include up to 6 hours of business law; B) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or C) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described
6 GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
7 Select the response that describes your knowledge of and experience in analyzing budgetary and proprietary accounting transactions to ensure accuracy for posting and reporting purposes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8

Do you have knowledge of and experience with proposing and implementing procedures and methods to reconcile and resolve problems and enhance validity, accuracy and integrity of financial and accounting data.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9

Choose the function(s) that you have knowledge of and experience with. Experience includes that obtained from operations, financial and managerial reporting, development and/or implementation of policy and guidance, and through audit or other similar review or assessments. Check all that apply

Answer to this question is required
  • General accounting
  • Accruals
  • Liabilities
  • Financial Systems
  • Cost accounting
  • Financial statements preparation
  • Managerial reporting
  • Management and internal controls
  • Receivables
  • Payables
  • Supplier Maintenance
  • None of the above
10

Describe your experience in performing financial audit activities and preparing annual financial statements. Check all that apply

Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared selective accounts included in the financial statements
  • Prepared financial statements and footnotes for the financial statements
  • Performed financial audits
  • Coordinated financial audit activities
  • Coordinated, researched, and resolved financial statement and/or financial audit questions and Issues
  • None of the above
11

From the list below, select the area(s) in which you have applied first-hand experience. Check all that apply

Answer to this question is required
  • Developing, displaying, and interpreting large amount of financial data
  • Prepared monthly/quarterly financial reports
  • Preparing and using spreadsheets or other automated means to track and monitor financial information
  • Financial management systems or ERP systems
  • Month-end closing activities
  • Interpreting and communicating financial policy
  • Performing research, reconciliations, analysis, and reviews of financial information and systems
  • Providing guidance, recommendations, and solutions to complex/controversial issues
  • None of the above
12 Select one or more of the following disciplines which best describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Budget Processes
  • Federal accounting processes and requirements
  • Accounting and financial systems
  • Federal internal control requirements
  • Federal appropriations law
  • Federal financial policy
  • None of the above
13 Select the response that best describes your skill and experience in establishing priorities and accomplishing objectives, as necessary for planning audits, internal control reviews and risk assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led multiple teams in conducting audits, internal control reviews and risk assessments.
  • I have planned, prioritized, and conducted my own work to meet deadlines and to accomplish goals of assigned audits, internal control reviews and risk assessments.
  • I am responsible for tracking office audit projects: setting priorities, adjusting time schedules and following up on milestones to ensure that the goals and missions of the organization will be met.
  • None of the above.
14

Select the ONE choice that best describes your highest level of experience leading special projects on crosscutting accounting and financial policy issues involving accounting system design, development, testing, implementation, and operation?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in a successful project at the office level.
  • I have led a successful project at the office level.
  • I have led a successful project at the organization level.
  • I have led a successful project at the agency level.
  • I do not have experience in performing this task.
15

Describe your level of experience applying knowledge of federal accounting and business processes (i.e., USSGL account reconciliations, systems operations, automated interfaces).

 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing these processes.
  • I have had education and training in performing these processes/competencies, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed these processes/competencies on the job, under close supervision from a manager or senior employee.
  • I have performed these processes/competencies as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of these processes/competencies and/or I have trained others so they can perform these processes/competencies or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing these processes/competencies.
16

Choose the statement that best describes the level of your ability to review, evaluate, analyze, and formulate financial information in order to develop and prepare financial statements.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in reviewing, evaluating, analyzing, and formulating financial information to develop financial statements.
  • I have had education or training in reviewing, evaluating, analyzing, and formulating financial and statistical information to develop financial statements, but have not yet used it on the job
  • I have reviewed, evaluated, analyzed, and formulated financial information to develop financial statements with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have reviewed, evaluated, analyzed, and formulated financial information to develop financial statements as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
17 Do you have knowledge and experience with interpreting regulatory guidance from central agencies such as OMB and Treasury, and policy or directives from the Department to adapt changes to current operating procedures and/or to improve current business processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 I have developed policies for large organizations covering the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Accounting processes (not individual transactions).
  • Internal controls processes (including internal controls test plans).
  • Risk analysis (which includes documentation of material weaknesses and mitigation factors).
  • Acquisition processes (not individual transactions).
  • Budget processes.
  • Performance measurement processes.
  • Project management processes.
  • Cost accounting standards based processes.
  • None of the above.
19 Please indicate from the list below the types of oral communications and presentations you have done as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Present financial management and financial policy issues to senior executives.
  • Present financial management and financial policy issues to supervisors.
  • Provide briefings of financial management and financial policy issues to peers and team members.
  • None of the above.
20 Please check the following areas below according to your knowledge and experience. Experience includes that obtained from operations, development and/or implementation of policy and guidance, and through audit or other similar review or assessment. Answer to this question is required
  • General Accounting
  • Accruals
  • Liabilities
  • Financing
  • Property, Plant and Equipment
  • Financial Systems
  • Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Reimbursable Work for Others
  • Inter-Entity Work
  • Management and Internal Controls
  • None of the above
21

Select the statement that best describes demonstrated experience you have gained in developing, analyzing, monitoring and recommending accounting internal control procedures to maintain the integrity of financial information.

Answer to this question is required
  • I participated on a work group responsible for developing accounting procedures used to identify problem areas and to improve the effectiveness of the financial process/program.
  • I personally developed and monitored accounting procedures used to identify problem areas, determine appropriate action to improve operating effectiveness and maintain the integrity of financial information and reporting for my office or program.
  • I led a work group or independently developed and monitored accounting and reporting procedures to identify problem areas, determine the appropriate action to improve operating effectiveness, and maintain the integrity of financial information and reporting. These procedures have been adopted by my organization.
  • I have not had experience developing accounting procedures.
22 Do you have knowledge and experience on using advanced Excel such as the pivot and lookup functions to assist you in analyzing and troubleshooting large number of datasets? If yes, please select the level of experience you have with using advanced Excel functions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used basic functions such as SUM, COUNT in my spreadsheets
  • I have used advanced functions such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP as well as statistical based functions in my spreadsheets to perform reviews and analyses.
  • I have developed macros to automate complex tasks in my spreadsheets to perform reviews and analyses
  • I have no experience using any advanced features in Excel.
23 I understand that if my application is incomplete, does not demonstrate my specialized experience, or does not support the responses in my online questionnaire I may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or my score may be adjusted. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 I have read this vacancy announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required (i.e., college transcripts, certification documents, veterans preference documents if applicable). I further understand that I will not be considered if my supplemental documentation is not received by the Human Resources Office by the closing date of this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Are you applying under a special or direct hiring authority? If the answer is yes, you must submit documents that support your eligibility. For detailed information on how to submit supplemental documentation, please see the "How to Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 I understand that if I am applying for multiple announcements, I must submit a separate copy of my supplemental documentation for each announcement under which I am requesting consideration. My failure to submit separate copies will result in my materials being applied only to the first announcement I have applied under. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 I understand that I must click on the "Submit Application" button located at the end of the review of my answers and resume to complete the application process. I understand that I will receive a confirmation page that I should print for my records. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No