Supervisory Accountant

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)3.9

In addition to supervising, operating, maintaining, improving and evaluating established accounting and financial systems for determining the cost of activities for financial reporting and for cash management/internal control purposes, you will also design and develop financial accounting information procedures. Your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide oversight for accounting operations for GLA Healthcare System;
Plan, adapt, revise accounting systems;
Analyze and evaluate current and past performance and interpret effect of transactions;
Apply accounting concepts to meet the needs of management;
Work with operating officials through GLA to gather cost data for report preparation;
Oversee the daily operations of all accounting staff which includes two accountants, one auditor, five accounting technicians, one voucher auditor/payable tech and two cashier staff to ensure that agency policies and priorities are being followed;
Analyze work requirements and determine utilization of staff resources and equipment needed to accomplish work;
Evaluate the performance of staff and recommend promotions, status changes, awards, disciplinary actions and separations;
Monitor and identify trends or deviations and develop/implement corrective action plans;
Ensure all staff is fully and competently trained in respective duties.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Accountant, PD# 103050
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/21/2018.

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 a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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.

To qualify for this position, you must meet the following Basic Requirement and the Specialized Experience as described below

This position has a basic education requirement. Applicants must meet this requirement before any other consideration.

Basic Requirement:
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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") Note to applicant: You must submit transcripts with conferred date of degree for full degree credit.
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.
In addition to the Individual Accounting Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet the Group Qualification Minimum Requirements noted below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: applying government accounting procedures, principles of accounting, and knowledge of federal regulations regarding finance and accounting; utilizing financial computer systems; performing general ledger accounting; assigning and reviewing accounting work of lower graded employees; provide financial advice pertinent to the planning and policy matters related to accounting; performing audits to determine validity and accuracy of accounting records; and applying reconciliation techniques and knowledge of worksheets, financial statements, ledgers, and journals.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Knowledge of wide range of principles procedures, methods, and concepts of accounting and budgeting.
Knowledge of VA regulations, polices, practices and procedures governing accounting and budgetary administration.
Ability to correlate and analyze large amounts of information to develop recommendations for action regarding accounting and budgetary controls.
Skill in applying commonly used budget and accounting practices, procedures, regulations, precedents, policies and guides that specifically pertain to work assigned.
Skills interacting with wide variety of individuals ranging from subordinate accounting staff to VACO program officials.
Skills in decision-making and advising managers on requirements, financial policies, interpretations of data and program improvements through analysis of operations and monthly reports.
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 is mainly sedentary, although at times there may be a requirement for some standing, bending, walking, carrying of light item such as paper, books, files, or boxes. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

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.
Cover Letter
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