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Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the one answer which best describes your education and professional experience as it pertains to requirements for this position.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: maintaining an accounting system on a regular basis; formatting new reports to satisfy information requirements; modifying and adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques to solve accounting problems and developing subsystems based on requirements.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ALL GRADES: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions.
  1. I have a BACHELOR`S DEGREE OR HIGHER in accounting/auditing OR in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration with 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing OR 18 semester hours in accounting/auditing PLUS 6 semester hours in business law.
  2. I have at least 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing OR 18 semester hours in accounting/auditing which includes up to 6 semester hours in business law.
  3. I have 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND a CERTIFICATE as a CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT or a CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR obtained through written examination.
  4. I have 4 years of acctg/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training AND substantial course work in acctg/auditing which does not meet the 24 sem hr requirement listed above. I have successfully worked at the journeyman level in acctg/auditing or a related field; or VERIFIED by at least two higher level professional accountants/auditors who determined that I have a good knowledge of prof. acctg/auditing normally associated with a 4-yr degree.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Grade: 13
* 1.BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ALL GRADES: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for Accountant positions.
  1. I have a BACHELOR`S DEGREE OR HIGHER in accounting/auditing OR in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration with 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing OR 18 semester hours in accounting/auditing PLUS 6 semester hours in business law.
  2. I have at least 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing OR 18 semester hours in accounting/auditing which includes up to 6 semester hours in business law.
  3. I have 4 years of accounting/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of accounting/auditing experience, college-level education, and training AND a CERTIFICATE as a CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT or a CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR obtained through written examination.
  4. I have 4 years of acctg/auditing experience OR an equivalent combination of experience, college-level education, and training AND substantial course work in acctg/auditing which does not meet the 24 sem hr requirement listed above. I have successfully worked at the journeyman level in acctg/auditing or a related field; or VERIFIED by at least two higher level professional accountants/auditors who determined that I have a good knowledge of prof. acctg/auditing normally associated with a 4-yr degree.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-13 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the one answer which best describes your education and professional experience as it pertains to requirements for this position.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience may include: maintaining an accounting system on a regular basis; formatting new reports to satisfy information requirements; modifying and adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques to solve accounting problems and developing subsystems based on requirements.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Grade: All Grades
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your knowledge of and experience advising others on accounting principles and federal regulations?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 2.Which of the following certifications do you possess?
  1. Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  2. Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  4. Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  5. None of the above


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience reviewing the impact of new accounting procedures for the appropriations assigned, to determine the effect on financial reporting requirements.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing and evaluating complex cost accounting information from a wide range of sources, and devising new strategies to solve complex and/or sensitive issues related to new or special cost accounting reports and financial statements.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience preparing and interpreting reports for management's review outlining findings, trouble areas and recommendations for corrective action or improvements.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience applying generally accepted accounting principles, concepts and theories to actual financial problems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience performing accounting functions that include preparation and management of financial reports.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience monitoring financial reports throughout the fiscal year for accuracy and fund management.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Please check each of the accounting responsibilities/functions in which you have experience (Choose all that apply):
  1. Analyze, interpret and process a wide variety of unusual and complex transactions/adjustments/documents for the administration of various appropriations.
  2. Work with appropriations having unique and diverse accounting requirements and entries.
  3. Perform detailed research, analysis, reconciliation and interpretation of complex asset, liability or suspense accounts.
  4. Identify over or underpayments and potential unauthorized acts or actions.
  5. Validate the accuracy of the interface data to/from the official accounting system, and take appropriate action to correct problems and discrepancies.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience briefing senior management on technical accounting and auditing issues?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Which of the following best describes your experience in researching, developing and writing accounting, financial management and internal control policy.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.






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