Auditor (Bankruptcy)

US Department of Justice    Indianapolis, IN
Job Description
Part-timeDuties Summary

The Auditor (Bankruptcy) is responsible for the financial analysis and related investigative work associated with bankruptcy cases under applicable law. This analysis and investigative work supports the litigation and civil enforcement efforts of the USTP. Analytical and investigative assignments require a professional knowledge of accounting and financial analysis to perform work that is similar in scope and complexity to that performed by a public accounting firm.

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Apply professional accounting knowledge, understanding of business operations, and knowledge of bankruptcy laws and procedures related to the full scope, including especially difficult and complex, chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Review and analyze bankruptcy cases and determines adequacy and accuracy of financial documents submitted.
  • Perform exams, audits, reviews, and analysis of bankruptcy cases administered by standing and panel trustees and determines their adequacy, accuracy, and compliance with accounting principles and practices.
  • Provide a variety of related accounting and auditing services associated with chapter 7 and chapter 11 matters.
  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business travel may be required up to 10% to attend training and/or conferences.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0511 Auditing

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  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for Federal employment.
  • Selectee must complete a 2-year trial period.
  • Selectee may be required to submit to a drug test.
  • A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet pre-employment requirements.
  • This position in in the Excepted Service.
  • This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Qualifications To qualify at the GS-14 you must possess: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector specialized experience is defined as experience performing audits, reviews, and analysis of bankruptcy cases and determining the adequacy, accuracy, and compliance with accounting principles and practices. All applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a writing sample no longer than 5 pages which demonstrates their abilities with regards to auditing, analysis skills, and written communication skills. For more information on the qualifications for this position, click https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF OR https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/auditing-series-0511/ Selective Placement Factor : Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are special qualification requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements, that are essential in successfully performing the duties of this job. If SPF experience is not documented in your resume, you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, this position has a selective placement factor(s): Applicant must have at least six (6) months bankruptcy experience with a basic knowledge of bankruptcy regulations and procedures. The required bankruptcy experience may be complemented by experience that includes insolvency, regulatory, and/or forensic accounting with respect to state court receivership proceedings, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings and/or non-judicial reorganizations, liquidations or termination of a business and its assets as well as the financial analysis of the viability of a business entity.NOTE: While you may have experience in insolvency and/or forensic accounting which would complement your bankruptcy experience, NEITHER this experience or your education can be substituted for the REQUIRED 6 months bankruptcy experience. Applicants who do not meet the selective placement factor are ineligible for further consideration. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement . IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Education

    In addition to meeting the above Specialized Experience and Selective Placement Factor, to qualify for this Auditor (Bankruptcy) position you must : Possess one of the following Basic Requirements : 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 . -OR- 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.
  • Since this position has a positive education requirement, you must submit proof of meeting this requirement. A copy of transcripts(s), a copy of a CPA or CIA license, or a list of related college courses completed (including the name of the attended college/university, its location, course names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses) is REQUIRED. Transcripts can be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they must include the courses/names, number of credit hours and the grades you received for those courses. Please ensure that the transcripts or list of completed college courses you have provided include information relevant to the basic education requirements. If your transcripts do not show this required information, your application will not be qualified for this position and will not receive any further consideration. If selected, you will need to submit official transcripts before a firm job offer can be extended. ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 accredited U.S. education programs; 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 . Translated transcripts are required.

    Additional information

    Conditions of Employment : Only U.S. Citizens or Nationals are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens, whose job location is with the U.S., must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S., 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving oversees. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria and must submit proof of eligibility for the special selection priority. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here . Veteran's Preference : If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient or claiming military spouse preference, you must submit a Standard Form 15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants will be rated in accordance with the DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Candidates placed in the "Best Qualified" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager for further review and consideration. You will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) or competencies:

  • Audit and Analysis
  • Financial Anaysis
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the specialized or general experience that is required. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by the closing date of this announcement, which includes: 1. Your Resume showing relevant experience 2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 3. An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to a firm offer being extended). 4. Writing Sample - Not to exceed 5 pages (OPTIONAL) 5. Other supporting documents (submit if applicable to you):

  • CTAP/ICTAP documents
  • Veterans' documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 copy), dated VA Letter, SF-15)
  • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," supporting your eligibility: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of their SF-50 which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form, which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.)
  • Non-Competitive or Special Hiring Authority documentation. For further information, click here .
  • Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc. Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position.

    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

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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