US Department of the Air Force    Kirtland AFB, NM
Job Description

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.This National Guard position is for a STAFF ACCOUNTANT, Position Description Number T5139000 and is part of the NM 150th SOW Comptroller, National Guard.

  • Provides administrative oversight, and carries out the requirements of a quality assurance and internal review program. Provides technical assistance and advice to the Financial Manager, staff, and other interested parties.
  • Independently conducts various internal control reviews to assess organizational performance. Oversees, establishes, and maintains self-inspection programs and a comprehensive quality assurance plan.
  • Examines financial management functions to ensure internal accounting systems and administrative controls are sufficient to confirm that obligations and disbursements comply with applicable laws, and that funds are safeguarded against waste, loss, and misappropriation.
  • Reviews accounting and pay documents, travel vouchers, and vendor payments to ensure supporting documentation is proper and valid. Performs post-audit voucher reviews.
  • Serves as the primary source of expertise on matters regarding automated financial systems. Interfaces with various on-base and off-base personnel regarding financial systems.
  • Works closely with the FM staff to target areas for study and review. Identifies existing and potential material weaknesses and works with affected personnel to develop a process of corrections. Material weaknesses in this context relate to both the monetary value and the perceived command, public, or political sensitivity associated with a particular function.
  • Maintains a schedule of all reports, audits, inspections, and internal control reviews. Serves as focal point for fraud prevention within the FM. Reviews data to screen for any unauthorized access level or dual access between the pay systems and the General Accounting and Finance System.
  • Responsible for analyzing findings and providing recommendations. Gathers data, records discrepancies, prepares exhibits, and facilitates discussion at monthly quality assurance meeting and prepares minutes.
  • Ensures all open discrepancies are aggressively worked until completion. Prepares monthly Discrepancy Tracking Report for management review. Serves as the Work Group Manager (WGM) for FM, in support of the Local Area Network (LAN), mainframe access, Internet services, and end-user software.
  • Determines the appropriate use of financial system resources (e.g., equipment layout, automated systems design, web-based development, and impact of implementation) and appropriate action plans.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0510 Accounting

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  • Requirements

    RequirementsConditions of Employment
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • QualificationsGENERAL EXPERIENCE : All on-board Title 5 Excepted Service employees assigned to Series GS-0510 positions, are considered eligible for merit promotions if they have the competencies and a minimum of one year experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. However, management directed reassignments or new hire candidates must have competent experiences that are commensurate/equivalent to the accounting program business with demonstrated understandings of the program s principles and concepts defined by the applicable NG Title 5 Excepted Service, Series GS-0510, position description. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : To qualify for the GS-0510-11 position, the candidate must be eligible for entry into the position s financial management certification career program based on the position s GS-grade before final approval and appointment is processed. The candidate must have at least 24 months of accounting experiences and competencies that provided knowledge of principles and procedures. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the accounting business program requirements. To qualify for the GS-11 grade, a candidate must have experiences and training that demonstrate the ability to conduct accounting business in accordance with directives and policies; the ability to study and evaluate the existing internal control systems to determine the level of reliability; and, the skills to determine the appropriate procedures needed to validate system reliability. A candidate must have the competency to obtain sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the activity under examination. The candidate must has GS-0510 accounting experiences that used statistical and/or judgmental sampling of financial records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness in which the activities discharged their financial responsibilities, and/or to determine that the financial records were maintained in accordance with applicable regulations. A candidate s experiences and education must demonstrate his or her ability to follow directions, to read, retain, and understand a variety of instructions, regulations, policies and procedures. As a condition of continued employment in the GS-0510-11 position, dependent on the position s certification level, the employee must complete the financial management requirements for certification within 24 months of appointment to the positionEducation

    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 six hours of credit in business law ORCombination of Education and Experience: At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The candidate 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 six hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; 3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that: (a) The candidate successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the candidate demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One; and, (c) Except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the candidate s education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ). 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.

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): -Knowledge of applicable laws, policies, and regulations and internal control programs to ensure that review coverage is appropriate in meeting established objectives.
  • Knowledge of ANG and state financial management objectives, missions, policies and systems, and their relationship with national and local organizational elements, to advise the FM on a wide range of financial management issues is required.
  • Knowledge to independently plan and conduct functional area reviews and the ability to gather, organize, consolidate, analyze accounting data, and separate essential from non-essential information.
  • Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed. 2. Other supporting documents : Transcripts, DD-214, Proof of Veterans Preference

    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


    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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