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You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.

I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Bureau employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.

* 1.Do you have 24 semester hours in accounting or do you have a 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 hours in accounting? (The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least next lower band (band III) or grade (GS-12)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have experience (including in your coursework) in writing papers, memos, or other correspondence regarding financial accounting issues?
  1. No experience
  2. Novice - I have education or training in performing this task, but no work experience
  3. Intermediate - I have training and some work experience under the guidance of a mentor, supervisor, or more senior staff member
  4. Advanced - I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior staff member
  5. Expert - I have extensive experience with this task and mentor or provide guidance to less experienced staff


* 4.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.Do you have experience (including coursework) explaining and resolving technical issues, including those related to financial accounting, to small groups?
  1. No experience
  2. Novice - I have education or training in performing this task, but no work experience
  3. Intermediate - I have training and some work experience under the guidance of a mentor, supervisor, or more senior staff member
  4. Advanced - I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior staff member
  5. Expert - I have extensive experience with this task and mentor or provide guidance to less experienced staff


* 6.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Do you have experience reviewing the work of other employees to ensure adherence to financial accounting standards?
  1. No experience.
  2. Novice - I have education or training in performing this task, but no work experience.
  3. Intermediate - I have training and some work experience under the guidance of a mentor, supervisor, or more senior staff member.
  4. Advanced - I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior staff member.


* 8.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Do you have experience providing customer service where you provided guidance or requested information?
  1. No experience.
  2. Novice - I have education or training in performing this task, but no work experience.
  3. Intermediate - I have training and some work experience under the guidance of a mentor, supervisor, or more senior staff member.
  4. Advanced - I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior staff member.


* 10.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 11.What is your level of experience contacting company representatives to resolve errors or inconsistencies in financial accounting information?
  1. I have communicated both in writing and in person or over the phone with company representatives.
  2. I have communicated in person or over the phone with company representatives.
  3. I have communicated in writing with company representatives.
  4. No experience.


* 12.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 13.What is your level of experience applying your knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)? (mark all that apply)
  1. I have applied my knowledge of U.S. GAAP in my current or previous positions.
  2. I learned about U.S. GAAP in my education and training experiences.
  3. I have no experience with U.S. GAAP.


* 14.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 15.In your work experiences, have you had to apply the following concepts? (check all that apply)
  1. Fair value accounting
  2. Principles of consolidation
  3. Accounting for equity investments
  4. Accounting for foreign subsidiaries
  5. Accounting for derivative instruments
  6. I have not used any of these concepts in my work experience


* 16.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 17.What is your level of experience working with new financial accounting standards (for example, recent standards regarding fair value accounting or changes related to the U.S. GAAP convergence with IFRS)? (check all that apply)
  1. I have reviewed and interpreted new standards to determine how to apply them to my work.
  2. I have applied new standards in the preparation of financial statements.
  3. I am aware of new standards as they are issued.
  4. I am not aware of new accounting standards.


* 18.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 19.Do you have experience using computer-based programs to evaluate and manipulate statistical information?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 21.What is your level of familiarity with direct investment surveys? (check all that apply)
  1. I have experience working with direct investment surveys in my current or previous positions.
  2. I have researched direct investment surveys on the Website.
  3. I am not familiar with direct investment surveys.


* 22.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 23.What is your experience working with financial statements? (check all that apply)
  1. I have prepared financial statements for a large company with many units.
  2. I have prepared financial statements for a small company with just one unit.
  3. I have analyzed financial statements to gauge companies' performance.
  4. I have audited financial statements.
  5. I learned how to prepare and analyze financial statements as part of my education and training.
  6. I do not have any experience working with financial statements.


* 24.Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.