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Grade: All Grades
One year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Reviewing reports, financial analyses and statements, legislation, and other background information in order to identify issues covering such areas as administrative and program controls, program procedures, allocation and expenditure of funds, potential fraud and/or waste, adherence to program requirements.

* 1.Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the EL-12 level as described above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I have participated with management in establishing policy related to federal financial management directives of the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Treasury, and General Accounting Office.
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 3.Select all of the listed financial policies / regulations that you have used in developing accounting and financial management policies and procedures within organizational parameters.
  1. OMB Circulars
  2. Federal Financial and Program Regulations
  3. Existing agency / organizational financial policies and regulations
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following do you have experience working with? Choose all that apply.
  1. Trial Balances
  2. Account Reconciliations
  3. General Ledger Adjustments
  4. U.S. Standard General Ledger System
  5. None of the above


* 5.Which of the following have you performed regularly? Choose all that apply.
  1. Identified issues when analyzing information and developed, presented and implemented solutions encountered with the use of financial information.
  2. Developed and maintained spreadsheet systems to determine and summarize funding needs of grantees by function or programs.
  3. Compiled and analyzed program and financial data to determine trends, identify and resolve problems and presented final reports to management.
  4. Analyzed financial data against a set of rules/standards to determine compliance.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.I have performed the following functions as a regular part of my employment. Choose all that apply.
  1. Validated the accuracy of accounting system data.
  2. Interpreted financial statements in order to determine problems or trends.
  3. Prepared special management reports on the oversight of funds within the organization.
  4. Recommended to management improvements to financial controls or solutions to problems detected through analysis of accounting system activity.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.I have comprehensive knowledge of accounting systems including trial balances, debt management and accounts payable and have applied generally accepted accounting and/or financial management principles, concepts and theories to actual financial problems.
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following duties have you performed? Check all that apply.
  1. Assess program, processes and policies in order to identify key internal controls to determine the effectiveness.
  2. Review proposed Departmental directives and other Federal regulations applicable to determine the impact on accounting and reporting policies, systems and practices.
  3. Participate in the testing of financial systems functionality.
  4. Independently preformed audit tests in problem areas.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.I have compiled and analyzed program and financial data to determine trends, identify and resolve problems and presented final reports to management.
  1. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was closely monitored by either a supervisor or by a senior employee in order to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have led or overseen the performance of this task by lower level employees, and/or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to guide them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 10.Have you validated the accuracy of reported financial information and identified errors or inconsistencies by presenting analyses results to management, state, or federal agencies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Please select the following types of oral communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job:
  1. Conducted interviews with managers.
  2. Conducted interviews with employees.
  3. Presented information and recommendation to supervisor and/or higher level officials.
  4. Provided oral guidance/training on policy implementation, regulations and/or procedures.
  5. Communicated with settlement agents and/or lending institutions.
  6. Responded to customer inquiries in a courteous and professional manner.
  7. Served on panels, committees or as a subject matter expert for the organization on technical or professional issues.
  8. None of the above.


* 12.Please select all the following written communication related tasks you have performed:
  1. Provided written letters, reports or other written materials.
  2. Presented information and recommendations to supervisor and/or higher level officials.
  3. Responded to customer inquiries in a courteous and professional manner to include using proper grammar and spelling.
  4. Developed factual reports containing financial data.
  5. Prepared performance metrics reports.
  6. Provided written presentations to other employees.
  7. None of the above.






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