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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions.
  1. I have a degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (May include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  2. I have combination of education & experience- 4 years experience in accounting or combination accounting experience, college level education, & training. I have one of these: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (can include 6 hours of business law); 2) certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, from written exam; 3) degree that included substantial accounting/auditing courses, (15 sem. hours), but less than 24 sem. hours.
  3. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-11 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the answer that best describes your education and professional experience as it pertains to the requirements for this position.
  1. I possess a Ph.D. degree OR equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a such a degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  2. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: use of automated accounting systems to find, review or change accounting data in automated files of transactions, ledgers, accounts, and summary reports and financial statements.
  3. I have related graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that when combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 Choose the answer that best describes your education and experience:
  1. I have a degree from a accredited college or university in accounting and/or auditing or in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law).
  2. I have a combination of education and experience - 4 years experience in accounting, or a combination of accounting experience, college level education and training. I have one of these: 1) 24 semester hours in appropriate accounting or auditing courses (can include 6 hours of business law); 2) a certificate as a CPA or a CIA; or 3) a degree that included substantial accounting/auditing (15 semester hours).
  3. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 2.GS-12 In addition to meeting the basic requirement, choose the answer that best describes your professional experience.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples include: independently conducting tasks analyzing program operations for impact upon the accounting/financial management system; analyzing program trends/anomalies in accounting system transactions; analyzing specific problem areas arising within the accounting system or program operations and devising solutions; and evaluating the current status of accounting or reporting systems.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Describe the level of formal accounting training you have.
  1. I have 24 credit hours in accounting at the college level, but do not have a 4 year degree.
  2. I have 24 credit hours in accounting at the college level, and have a 4 year degree in a non-business field (e.g. not Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration).
  3. I have completed a 4-year degree in Accounting.
  4. I have completed a 4-year degree in a field related to Accounting (e.g. Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration).
  5. I have a Master's Level Degree in Accounting.
  6. None of the above.


* 2.Which of the following accounting duties have you had responsibility?
  1. Analyzed and resolved account discrepancies.
  2. Provided subject matter expertise on data analyses using financial accounting systems.
  3. Analyzed impact of accounts on financial statements, researched reasons for errors, and resolved errors.
  4. Analyzed, confirmed, and reconciled intragovernmental or intracompany transactions, balances, and/or eliminations.
  5. Identified, researched, and resolved intragovernmental or intracompany differences.
  6. Communicated with employees, outside agency contacts, or officials on various financial related matters.
  7. Applied commercial or government accounting procedures to financial reporting issues and activities.
  8. None of the above.


* 3.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Choose the answers that describe your experience preparing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting accounting data.
  1. I have experience in performing ongoing monitoring and analysis of financial data recorded in systems to identify discrepancies and imbalance conditions, and complete timely corrective entries to reconcile differences.
  2. I have experience conducting research and interpreting regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. I have experience coordinating and reconciling accounting data with external partners and/or customers.
  4. I have experience preparing, compiling, reviewing, or auditing financial statements and financial reports.
  5. I have experience collecting and communicating financial information to audit staff.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.Choose the answers that describe your experience related to relationships between general ledger accounts and financial statement line items.
  1. I have experience determining which general ledger accounts are affected by an accounting transaction.
  2. I have monitored account relationships and recommended journal vouchers for posting corrections to a general ledger.
  3. I have performed specialized reviews, research, and analysis to ensure the integrity of accounting systems and/or reports.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 7.Indicate your knowledge and experience using the body of laws and regulations promulgated by the central reporting agencies such as OMB, Treasury, GAO, and GSA, that pertain to Federal appropriations, obligations, expenditures, recoveries, procurement, and audits to enable the development and implementation of policies and standards.
  1. CFO Act of 1990.
  2. OMB A-136, Financial Reporting Requirements.
  3. FASAB Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts and Standards.
  4. Treasury Financial Manual.
  5. Debt Collection Improvement Act.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Indicate your familiarity, knowledge, and experience with federal financial reporting requirements, activities, and systems.
  1. Governmentwide Financial Reporting System (GFRS).
  2. Federal Agencies' Centralized Trial-Balance System II (FACTS II).
  3. Governmentwide TAS ATB System (GTAS).
  4. Intragovernmental Reporting and Analysis System (IRAS).
  5. Central Accounting Reporting System (CARS).
  6. FedDebt.
  7. Federal payroll service providers.
  8. None of the above.






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