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Agriculture, Rural Development Accountant in Saint Louis, Missouri

Summary

This position is located in the USDA, Rural Development, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Compliance Operations, Internal Compliance Division, Program Operations Internal Control Branch. The incumbent of this position is responsible for the coordination, review and analysis of complex accounting and reporting functions.

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Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in grade: Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade. (e.g.: one year at the GS-09 grade level for consideration for the GS-11 grade level and one year at the GS-11 grade level for consideration for the GS-12 grade level). For the GS-11 level: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates experience in coordinating, reviewing, and analyzing complex accounting and auditing functions; experience in providing support for changes to loan and grant accounting systems to include the coordination, design, development, testing, and implementation. Experience in ensuring compliance with accepted accounting principles and standards; reviewing of loan/grant activity to identify financial trends. Expert knowledge of financial management, fiscal, governmental and public accounting theories, procedures, practices and generally accepted accounting principles and standards; experience interpreting complex financial and accounting data and providing appropriate analysis; experience in evaluating and recommending solutions on the full spectrum of accounting, financial management and/or internal controls, experience in composing technical correspondence or communication on accounting problems, internal controls and/or the impact of new legislation, policies, and procedures OR three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D OR equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of education and experience would qualify at this level. For the GS-12 level: Applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates extensive experience in coordinating, reviewing, and analyzing complex accounting and auditing functions; extensive experience in providing support for changes to loan and grant accounting systems to include the coordination, design, development, testing, and implementation. Experience in ensuring compliance with accepted accounting principles and standards; reviewing of loan/grant activity to identify financial trends. Extensive experience in preparing reports identifying weakness and non-conformance with recommendations and/or alternative solutions to complex financial, accounting, managerial and regulatory issues. Expert knowledge of financial management, fiscal, governmental and public accounting theories, procedures, practices and generally accepted accounting principles and standards; extensive experience interpreting complex financial and accounting data and providing appropriate analysis; extensive experience in evaluating and recommending solutions on the full spectrum of accounting, financial management and/or internal controls, experience in composing technical correspondence or communication on accounting problems, internal controls and/or the impact of new legislation, policies, and procedures. There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this level. NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-0510 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards 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; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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