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Grade: 12

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Grade: All Grades

1 Select the one answer that best reflects your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for the Accountant position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • I have a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. (The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 hours of business law.)
  • I have at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience and education/training, that includes either 24 hours in accounting, a certificate as a Certified Public accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, or 15 hours of accounting and advanced accounting experience.
  • I do not fully possess the amount or type of education reflected in any of the above responses.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Advanced knowledge of accounting theories sufficient to perform such tasks as the following financial management work: • Process accounting documents, and • Reconcile accounts, and • Create and modify financial reports, and • Prepare financial statements, and • Prepare and monitor budgets, and • Design and maintain cost accounting, and • Price services, and • Interpret and develop financial policy. AND Advanced knowledge of automated financial systems sufficient to perform such tasks as the following financial management work: • Process accounting documents, and • Reconcile accounts, and • Create and modify financial reports, and • Prepare financial statements, and • Prepare and monitor budgets, and • Design and maintain cost accounting
2 Do you meet this specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Where in your resume do you meet this specialized experience (position, employer, dates of employment)? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Which of the following best describes the most complex automated financial system you have significant experience with? Answer to this question is required
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with multiple modules supporting all of the following; 1) Accounts Payable, 2) Accounts Receivable, 3) Payroll, 4) Budgeting, 5) Cost Accounting, 6) Ad hoc report writing, and 7) Procurement.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with multiple modules supporting five or more of the following; 1) Accounts Payable, 2) Accounts Receivable, 3) Payroll, 4) Budgeting, 5) Cost Accounting, 6) Ad hoc report writing, and 7) Procurement.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with multiple modules supporting three or more of the following; 1) Accounts Payable, 2) Accounts Receivable, 3) Payroll, 4) Budgeting, 5) Cost Accounting, 6) Ad hoc report writing, and 7) Procurement.
  • Desktop accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks).
  • Spreadsheets.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following functions have you performed using an automated accounting or financial system? Answer to this question is required
  • Reconciliations including research, identification and correction.
  • Running Predefined Reports.
  • Creating Reports.
  • Audit/Review.
  • Data Entry.
  • Systems Administration.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following types of desktop software do you have experience using as a regular part of your job duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Access.
  • Microsoft Excel.
  • Microsoft Word.
  • Microsoft Visio.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint.
  • None of the above.
7 Which of the following budget tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Develop annual budget.
  • Present budget to executive/senior management for approval.
  • Monitor actual spending against budget.
  • Evaluate requested changes to annual budget.
  • Approve changes to annual budget.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following cost accounting tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Develop cost accounting methodology.
  • Establish accounting code structure to support cost accounting methodology.
  • Prepare and publish cost accounting data periodically.
  • Configure and maintain accounting system to perform cost allocations.
  • Perform detailed variance analysis.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following financial reporting/analysis tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare full set of financial statements (including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement) and notes
  • Calculate and evaluate financial ratios.
  • Perform and evaluate trend analyses and make recommendations based on the analyses.
  • Perform cash flow projections.
  • Reconcile subsidiary ledger to general ledger.
  • Prepare cost-benefit analyses.
  • Prepare or evaluate business case.
  • None of the above.
10 Please indicate the highest level of formal training or achievement you have received in accounting. Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • Masters of Professional Accountancy.
  • Bachelor's Degree with a major in Accounting.
  • Associates Degree in Accounting.
  • College accounting courses without an accounting degree.
  • None of the above.