The Lead, Accounting Technician is responsible for assisting in training of new accounting staff and is familiar with all staff duties and must have a deeper knowledge of the many and diversified computer systems of accounting. The Lead must be able to perform all the duties of the Accounting Team plus assist with the duties of the Accountant. During peak periods and special accounting projects they assist the staff member in the performance of their duties. The Lead Accounting Technician must have a thorough knowledge of IFCAP, CASCA, MCA, AR, FAP, IPPS, Outlook, Excel, Internet Explorer and other integrated VISTA and FMS systems for the maintenance of the General Ledger Accounts. As technical advisor for all accounting transactions, the incumbent is responsible for cost transfer transactions to include FMS EB, EW and ET transactions. The incumbent, due to his/her knowledge of the FMS computer system, is the first line for handling accounting problems or questions that arise within the VISN, Austin Financial Services Center or accounting technicians. In addition to these duties the incumbent performs the following:
1. Provides information and training to staff to include 1358's, purchase cards, 2237's, fund control points, cost centers and budget object codes.
2. Serves as backup for the more difficult monthly reconciliations such as the general ledger and subsidiary accounts to assure that the accounts are in balance. Takes corrective action to bring reports and listings into balance, verifies corrected copy, and recommends changes in procedure to prevent a recurrence of the problems.
3. Prepares miscellaneous reports required of the Accounting Team and other services within VISN.
4. Performs special reviews and analyses to ensure the integrity of the general ledger control system.
5. Assigns action items to the accounting technicians by station and ensures they are complete and turned in timely.
Work Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Lead Accounting Technician/10276-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/03/2018.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For GS-8 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience may include experience supervising and providing direction for the day to day functions within a large complex
accounting setting; this position requires a hands-on working knowledge of VA regulations, public laws, directives, policy and memorandums regarding obligations from miscellaneous
vendors. This position performs clerical, assistant or technician level work in of budget, accounting, auditing, fiscal and/or financial management functions. You wil be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending and sitting. This position is primarily sedentary and may be performed comfortably in an office setting.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.