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Grade: 09
* 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-9 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 a master's degree OR equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to 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-7 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 a combination of education and experience.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Grade: 11
* 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-11 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 a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  2. I posses one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the federal service. Examples of such experience may include: working with small business accounting systems, (i.e. payroll, purchases, sales); data trend analysis; developing instructional procedures for use by others involving accounting procedures.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


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 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


* 2.Which of the following best describe your experience evaluating internal controls over financial reporting:
  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.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience with the design and test of effectiveness for internal controls over financial reporting.
  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 acting as a liaison between organization and field sites for the purpose of exchanging information and recommending improvements or changes related to financial reporting, accounting procedures and the service-wide accounting system.
  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 ability to communicate accounting issues effectively both verbally and in writing with peers and upper level 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.


* 6.Which of the following statements best describes your experience identifying and evaluating internal controls in an accounting system:
  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 statements best describes your experience developing, maintaining, and analyzing records (performance evaluation, quality deficiency reports, etc.) related to vendor performance?
  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.Describe your knowledge and experience researching, analyzing, and implementing financial management policies, procedures, or systems needed to comply with the CFO Act, OMB regulations, Treasury guidance, departmental directives, or agency policies?
  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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