Corporation for National and Community Service
$120,000.00 to $130,000.00
Open & closing dates
$120,000 to $130,000 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
The incumbent serves as the Supervisor and subject matter expert on the Member Payroll team, responsible for internal and external financial reporting activities that include: Treasury, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), annual financial statements, and management of the Corporation for National and Community Service's proprietary and budgetary accounts.
Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, and AmeriCorps -- and the national volunteer efforts through serve.gov.
As the nation's largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America's nonprofit sector and addressing our nation's challenges through service.
CNCS harnesses America's most powerful resource - the energy and talents of our citizens - to solve problems. We believe that everyone can make a difference and that all of us should try. From grade school through retirement, CNCS empowers Americans and fosters a lifetime of service.
Employer of National Service
As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions.
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Maintains the accuracy of CNCS's accounting transactions for annual, multi and X-year appropriations and the timely recording and update of all accounting transactions into the financial management system. Ensures completion of the review, analysis, correction and timely reporting on CNCS's financial activities, as required by OMB and Treasury.
Analyzes accounting transactions to ensure update to the appropriate general ledger accounts in the accounting system and initiates changes to existing processes ensuring that accounting events arc properly recorded to ensure accurate financial reporting.
Reviews accounting transactions and provides assistance and training to Service Centers or program offices entering transactions into the accounting system. Monitors financial activity to ensure that commitments, obligations, payments, etc., arc being recorded timely and accurately by CNCS's users.
Analyzes the accounting transactions received through systems interface and determines if the transactions arc recorded into the accounting system timely and accurately and initiates corrective actions with staff maintaining the systems interfaces.
Reconciles financial activities at the document level to ensure that obligations, payments, vendors, etc., arc correct and initiates adjustments or coordinates adjustments necessary to maintain the correct fund balances in the accounting system.
Provides information, assistance or training to Service Centers, OIG, OGC and program offices on the preparation and recording of financial documents and related transactions into the accounting system to meet specific mandates; e.g., P.L. 101-510, M-Account legislation for financial reporting purposes.
Reconciles CNCS's cash balance with Treasury for all appropriations, including the Trust Fund investment account, identifies discrepancies, initiates adjustments to the accounting system for reporting to Treasury and manages the Statement of Differences on a monthly basis.
Recommends changes or enhancements to automated accounting processes or in internal control processes to improve accountability over CNCS funds and the quality of services provided to customers.
Attends meetings and conferences, representing CNCS.
Performs special assignments for the Director AFMS and/or higher level managers.
Conducts the full range of supervisory functions over a staff of professional, technical and administrative personnel. Provide leadership skills to train, motivate, and supervise the work of others.
Establishes short-term and long-term planning and management initiatives related to the conduct of financial management, accounting programs, and associated financial reporting processes.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
US Citizens and Status Candidates
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
Accountants And Auditors
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen
A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
Must be telework ready
A 2-year probationary period is required for new supervisors
If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-03 pay band, which is at or equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant 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. Specialized experience includes include identifying problems and weaknesses and recommending solutions related to accounting, payroll and financial reporting and reconciliation issues; demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the accounting principles and practices as applied to internal and external payroll and financial reporting; and leading a staff in the executive of accounting and financial management work.
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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.
In addition to meeting the experience qualification above, you must possess education as indicated by meeting A, B, C or D below:
A. College degree from an accredited college/university in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
B. Minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. In addition, 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses, which may include up to 6 hours of business law.
C. Minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. In addition, certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. (A copy must be included with your application or you will be eliminated).
D. Completed 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 listed in response A above, however, successful work at the GS-15 level or equivalent, in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining. (A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors will review qualifications to determine if candidate 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 and, except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, my education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements).
An unofficial transcript for your college/university must be submitted with your application package or you will not be considered for the position.
You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in Required Documents.
Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
Administration and Management
Planning and Evaluating
Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.
Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:
1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.
Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See Special Employment Consideration below under Other Information.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. (only if qualifying based on option C as listed under qualifications).
Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire, which is available to preview here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10137921
, along with submitting the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 02/23/2018.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
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, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
Corporation for National and Community Service
250 E Street SW
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Corporation for National and Community Service
Website : http://www.cns.gov/