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* 1.Select the one answer that best reflects your education and experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for the Accountant position.
  1. I have a Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Where in your resume do you meet this specialized experience (position, employer, dates of employment)?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Which of the following best describes the most complex automated financial system you have significant experience with?
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Desktop accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks).
  5. Spreadsheets.
  6. None of the above.


* 5.Which of the following functions have you performed using an automated accounting or financial system?
  1. Reconciliations including research, identification and correction.
  2. Running Predefined Reports.
  3. Creating Reports.
  4. Audit/Review.
  5. Data Entry.
  6. Systems Administration.
  7. 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?
  1. Microsoft Access.
  2. Microsoft Excel.
  3. Microsoft Word.
  4. Microsoft Visio.
  5. Microsoft Powerpoint.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Which of the following budget tasks have you performed?
  1. Develop annual budget.
  2. Present budget to executive/senior management for approval.
  3. Monitor actual spending against budget.
  4. Evaluate requested changes to annual budget.
  5. Approve changes to annual budget.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following cost accounting tasks have you performed?
  1. Develop cost accounting methodology.
  2. Establish accounting code structure to support cost accounting methodology.
  3. Prepare and publish cost accounting data periodically.
  4. Configure and maintain accounting system to perform cost allocations.
  5. Perform detailed variance analysis.
  6. None of the above.


* 9.Which of the following financial reporting/analysis tasks have you performed?
  1. Prepare full set of financial statements (including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement) and notes
  2. Calculate and evaluate financial ratios.
  3. Perform and evaluate trend analyses and make recommendations based on the analyses.
  4. Perform cash flow projections.
  5. Reconcile subsidiary ledger to general ledger.
  6. Prepare cost-benefit analyses.
  7. Prepare or evaluate business case.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Please indicate the highest level of formal training or achievement you have received in accounting.
  1. Certified Public Accountant.
  2. Masters of Professional Accountancy.
  3. Bachelor's Degree with a major in Accounting.
  4. Associates Degree in Accounting.
  5. College accounting courses without an accounting degree.
  6. None of the above.






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