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Export-Import Bank of the United States ACCOUNTANT (SYSTEMS) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days of the closing date. This position is also being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion (MP) procedures vacancy number: M24-MJ-12404297-OCFO. Applicants who wish to also be considered under MP must apply to both vacancies separately. About this agency Responsibilities Please Note: Employees will be required to report to their assigned office location at least 2 day per week for non-supervisory positions and 3 days per week for supervisory/managerial positions unless the position advertised is designated as a remote-only position. This position is located in the, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Controller Division in the Accounting Analytics and Reporting Unit (AA&R). The position reports to the Director of AA&R unit who reports directly to the Vice President Controller (VP Controller). This unit is responsible for various financial and accounting reports that are prepared for EXIM management, other agencies, for government-wide financial reporting, and external private sector parties as well as international organizations. Reports and analysis include but are not limited to the financial statements, annual management report, Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol (GTAS), Data Act reporting, Treasury report on receivables and reports submitted to international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Duties include, but are not limited to: Ad-Hoc Reporting and Data Analysis: Serve as a functional expert on all OCFO-wide ad-hoc reporting initiatives, including reconciliation of EXIM's Fund Balance with U.S. Treasury, Governmentwide Treasury Account Symbol Adjustment Trial Balance System (GTAS) reporting, and Data Act. Perform testing, monitoring, and analysis of complex accounting transactions and data. Policy Development and Compliance: Develop and maintain agency policies, operating manuals, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) reflecting systems modifications and new procedures related to accounting and financial management. Ensure compliance with relevant legislative, regulatory, and accounting standards. Financial Systems Management and Oversight: Support senior management in managing EXIM's financial accounting systems, including identifying process issues, proposing new process structures for efficiency and accuracy, and ensuring compliance with federal laws and regulations. Conduct regular performance evaluations and respond to audit reviews. System Design and Improvement: Plan, design, revise, implement, and maintain complex financial accounting systems within the OCFO. Direct and provide expertise to a team involved in system design, development, testing, and deployment. Recommend policies and procedures to enhance EXIM financial systems in accordance with organizational and government-wide requirements, as well as balanced with system capabilities. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Basic Requirements: Degree: accounting; or 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 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") - or - Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. In addition to the Basic Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet and demonstrate the specialized experience listed below: Specialized Experience (Credit for Specialized Experience on resume must reflect 40 hours/Full-time per week for each period of work): GS-13: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government or other equivalent pay systems. Specialized experience includes: Experience in collaborating closely with the IT system support team, and providing valuable financial insights and requirements; Experience in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) activities, ensuring alignment with financial needs and objectives; Experience demonstrating communication and organizational skills for effectively coordinating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders in both the IT and finance domains; Experience using the General Ledger in financial statement preparation, adhering to Treasury Reporting requirements, financial reports, and USSGL account reconciliation; AND Experience applying the differences between direct loans and loan guarantees in assessing the financial risks and subsequent compliance of these transactions. Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-13 grade level. For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed: Organization/Agency's Name Title Salary (series and grade, if applicable) Start and end dates (including the month and year) Number of hours you worked per week Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. NOTE: Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications and your application may be marked as incomplete/ineligible and you will not receive consideration for this position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. Please visit the following links for more information: http://www.naces.org http://www.fceatlanta.com Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here. All requirements must be met by 05/29/2024, the closing date of the announcement. Education See qualification section for any and all education requirements/qualifications. Additional Information Current or Former Political Appointees: Pursuant to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight authority under section 1104(b)(2) of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) and section 5.2 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, OPM requires agencies to seek their approval prior to appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position (without time limits) in the civil service. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment covered by OPM's policy within the previous 5-year period. OPM's oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles as well as fair and open competition free from political influence. If you are currently employed, or have been employed within the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Please visit the following link for the types of political appointments. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information, please click here. Veterans: All veterans must meet the qualification requirements of the position for further consideration. For more information on veterans' preference, please click here. Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure: EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment. If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.

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