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Vacancy Details

Grade: 2B

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1 Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the next lower level (GS-13 or equivalent band) in the federal service or comparable private sector experience, which is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Your experience must demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as: a. Experience evaluating and improving federal accounting practices; b. Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of federal accounting; and c. Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive federal accounting / financial management projects. Do you meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Do you have extensive knowledge of and experience in applying, auditing or evaluating federal financial accounting standards and concepts promulgated by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please provide information about your background that shows how you satisfy the requirements of the selective placement factor. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 I am certified in the following areas: (Please select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I am a certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • I am a Certified Government Financial Manager
  • I am none of the above
5 Select the one answer that best describes your level of experience in applying federal financial accounting standards through the development of accounting policies; preparation of federal financial reports; or conduct of financial audits of federal organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a major contributor in the development of accounting policy; the preparation and review of financial reports; or the planning and management of financial audits of one or more federal organizations.
  • I have experience leading the development of accounting policy; the preparation and review of financial reports; or the planning and management of financial audits of one or more federal organizations. Among other things, this included seeking consensus on challenging issues, reviewing or leading a review of major sections of the organization's annual financial report, or providing guidance and direction to staff.
  • I do not have experience in the development of accounting policy; the preparation and review of financial reports; or the planning and management of financial audits.
6 Please provide a short narrative supporting your answer to the above question, including information on the circumstances, the complexity of the work, the length of time, and organizations where this work was performed. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 The incumbent of this position is required to identify key issues, analyze and interpret alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provide technical advice regarding practical application of proposals in the preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitate development of accounting standards to resolve challenging issues. Select the one answer that best describes your experience and background. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified key accounting issues, analyzed and interpreted alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provided technical advice in connection with preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitated resolution of complex or controversial issues such as those related to direct loans, loan guarantees, leases, cost accounting, or pensions.
  • I have identified key accounting issues, analyzed and interpreted alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provided technical advice in connection with preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitated resolution of routine issues such as those related to fund balance with Treasury, accounts receivable, or accounts payable.
  • I have not identified key accounting issues, analyzed and interpreted alternative accounting treatments and reporting options, provided technical advice in connection with preparation or audit of financial statements, and facilitated resolution of complex, controversial, or routine issues.
8 Please provide a short narrative supporting your answer to the above question, including information on the circumstances, the complexity of the work, the length of time, and organizations where this work was performed. Maximum length of 8000 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Select the one answer that best describes your highest level of experience in presenting technical information orally to various audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience communicating with both technical and non-technical staff at all levels through briefings, meetings and/or presentations on controversial or complex accounting issues.
  • I have experience communicating with both technical and non-technical staff at all levels through briefings/meetings on routine or operational accounting issues.
  • I have not presented technical information orally in a professional work environment.
10 Select the one answer that best describes your experiences and background managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking; all while meeting various deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, all while meeting competing deadlines, and solving issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience in working effectively while meeting competing deadlines, and solving issues concurrently.
  • I have demonstrated experience in accomplishing tasks and solving issues.
11 Select the one answer that best describes your highest level of experience in written communication. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written or reviewed major sections of management's discussion and analysis, formal reports or other documents on significant accounting policies and guidance, or audit reports and management letters conveying issues and recommendations to management or others.
  • I have written or drafted informal reports on accounting policies and guidance, or audit findings.
  • I have written or drafted sections of management's discussion and analysis, formal reports or other documents on significant accounting policies and guidance, or audit reports and management letters conveying issues and recommendations to management or others.
  • None of the above.
12 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information in and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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  • Career or Job fair
  • Friend or Relative
  • GAO Recruiting Event
  • GAO Website (GAO.GOV)
  • Handshake
  • Indeed
  • Current GAO Employee
  • Professor or University Contact
  • Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA)
  • Social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)
  • USAJOBS Website (www.usajobs.gov)
  • Professional Contact Outside of GAO
  • Other