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Army National Guard Units ACCOUNTING OFFICER TITLE 32 PERMANENT in Concord, New Hampshire

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a ACCOUNTING OFFICER TITLE 32 PERMANENT, Position Description Number D1085P01 and is part of the NH ARNG USPFO, National Guard. This vacancy is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection. Responsibilities The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Accounting Officer with responsibility for managing the total accounting function for the state ARNG. This involves performing and supervising accounting functions and policies within the state. The incumbent is responsible for the accuracy, integrity, and reliability of financial data recorded in the accounting system and performs professional accounting analysis and reconciliation relating to the financial activities of the respective state ARNG. The work requires the design, adaptation, and/or installation of automated accounting systems. In addition, the incumbent renders financial advice and assistance to senior management. Provides financial accounting advice, analysis, and assistance to the Financial Manager, USPFO, and all organizational elements of the respective state NG regarding the development of accounting policies, systems, and operating procedures. Responsible for the planning, execution, and installation of all new and/or improved accounting systems within the division. Designs, develops, adapts, revises, evaluates, and implements systems including those utilizing automatic data processing equipment. Studies accounts, reports, and procedural instructions within the broad area of assignment and, as necessary, any legislative and program background pertaining to this program; holds discussions with program officials, employees, supervisors, etc., to learn the details of work processes and procedures; drafts instructions, procedures, manuals, etc., to implement the proposed system or to correct deficiencies in the accounting system uncovered during the study. Renders advice to management on the effects of accounting changes approved and performs related duties necessary to the development of balanced recommendations. Monitors work operations to assure full compliance with procedures and published directives. Makes formal presentations of completed systems packages including the acceptability of the data processing system applied to higher management levels for final approval. Acts as catalyst between various office segments and assures smooth continuity of operations. Provides financial advice and expertise to other organizational elements of the state ARNG during the development of integrated accounting systems. Provides both professional accounting assistance and systems design support in the development of automated accounting systems and operating procedures for the Financial Manager. Provides all resource management functional areas with technical assistance during all phases of the development, establishment, and maintenance of integrated accounting systems. Serves as a professional accountant administering accounting systems. Performs duties involving: receipt and distribution of funds throughout the state; maintaining the standard general ledger reporting system; analyzing report data which records transactions within the system for the purpose of correcting errors, recommending action on unfavorable trends, and preparing financial schedules for briefings, etc.; revising the system structure to implement new reporting requirements; and advising and assisting financial analysts in supported organizations on these matters. Applies professional accounting principles, analysis, theories, concepts, and practices to unique situations; employs accounting policies/standards in the resolution of unprecedented problems/situations; and utilizes non-conventional methodologies as required. Implements policies and procedures encompassing different facets of accounting, i.e., general fund accounting, cost accounting, and reimbursement accounting and working capital funds. Studies interrelationships of systems encompassing the entire spectrum of the Army financial arena (e.g., Standard Army Financial System (STANFINS), Integrated Army Travel System (IATS), The Commercial Accounts Processing System (CAPS), Standard Procurement System (SPS), Defense Joint Military Pay System - Reserve Component (DJMS-RC), Standard Army Intermediate Logistics Systems (SAILS), Joint Services Software (JSS), Standard Army Civilian Payroll System (STARCIPS), and Command Unique Systems. Assignments also require an understanding of the characteristics and capabilities of the accounting software architecture and Enterprise Data System (EDS) for Financial Management. As the Accounting Officer, supervises the work of the Fiscal Accounting Branch within the Comptroller Division. Provides technical supervision of the work of numerous accounting technicians. Plans subordinates' assignments and distributes workload according to priorities and work complexity. Provides counsel and instruction on work problems and administrative matters. As the Senior Accountant in the division, assists, guides, directs and oversees all professional accounting work of the division. (20%) Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is a Title 32 excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter PRIOR to applying for this position. Military Grades: Enlisted E7 to E9; Warrant Officer WO1 to CW5, Officer 01 to 05 Compatible Military Assignments: 42, 36, 01A, 00F, 011A GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have the skills to collect and analyze data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; have skills in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material; have skills in presenting formal training presentations and briefings; ability to prepare reports and presentation formats? SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-0510-12, Expert - Supervisory. Must have one-year of specialized training and experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11). Months of broadening finance, accounting and audit program experiences in leading, planning and scheduling program work in a manner that promotes smooth flow and even distribution of assigning work requirements. Experiences included training and guiding employees on various finance programs and assigning tasks. Experiences involved accounting program assignments, balancing finance program work requirements, compliance with specific finance program policies, and providing advice, mentoring, and directions on a wide variety career development options. The applicant must have professional experiences in addressing specific employee performance issues. The applicant must have demonstrated experiences in structuring assignments that created effective and efficient performance results with measured and improved task processes. The previous supervisory experiences improved training applications for career development that resulted in the employees' increased performance values in quality work, timeliness considerations, and work efficiencies. Must have demonstrated experiences and endorsements on mentorship competencies provided to employees. Must have working knowledge of equal employment and affirmative action programs. Members of the financial management workforce must achieve the appropriate certification level for their positions within 2 years of notification of applicable certification requirements or the period of any extension. Education YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-0510 Positive Education Requirements: 1. 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 six hours of credit in business law. OR At least four 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: 1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law; 2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; 3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in paragraph one (subject: Degree), provided that: (a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study degree, as described above in Paragraph One; 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. You must provide copies of transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 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 ( This agency participates in the Fair Chance Act, Title 5 USC 9202 Limitations on requests for criminal history information. An employee of an agency may not request, in oral or written form (including through the Declaration for Federal Employment (Office of Personnel Management Optional Form 306) or any similar successor form, the USAJOBS internet website, or any other electronic means) that an applicant for an appointment to a position in the civil service disclose criminal history record information regarding the applicant before the appointing authority extends a conditional offer to the applicant. Certain exceptions do apply to this Act.