Deputy Chief Accountant, NB-0510-VII

Recruiter
The Department of the Treasury
Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary
USD 270,300.00
Posted
28 Oct 2020
Closes
29 Oct 2020
Ref
581573000
Job role
Chief accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Overview

Open & closing dates
10/14/2020 to 11/04/2020

Service
Competitive

Pay scale & grade
NB 07

Salary
$147,460 to $270,300 per year

Appointment type
Permanent - This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

Work schedule
Full-Time

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Summary

As the Deputy Chief Accountant you will serve as an expert advisor for the OCC on accounting and financial reporting for national banks and federal savings associations. Assist the Deputy Comptroller and Chief Accountant in interpreting, developing and implementing accounting policies for national banks and federal savings associations and executing the OCA Business Plan.

This position is located in Bank Supervision Policy

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Responsibilities

As a Deputy Chief Accountant you will:
  • Serve as an authoritative resource for accounting and financial reporting for national banks and federal savings associations, providing accounting counsel to examiners and other representatives of the OCC, representatives of the banking and thrift industry, and the accounting profession.
  • Monitor the planning, research, and development of accounting standards to guide national banks and federal savings associations in appropriate accounting practices.
  • Assist the Deputy Comptroller and Chief Accountant in interpreting, developing and implementing accounting policies for national banks and federal savings associations and executing the OCA Business Plan.
  • Participate in interagency and industry meetings and working groups. Represent the OCC at industry conferences as a speaker, participant, or conference leader.
  • Oversee the preparation of training materials for the OCC's continuing education programs and instruct at OCC national schools.
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in formulating and articulating the vision, long and short-term goals, and objectives for the OCA's activities, ensuring that the OCA's plans support the OCC's mission and strategic plan.
  • As a supervisor under FLRA, lead, motivate and develop a staff of employees. Monitor the progress of assignments and evaluates training/developmental needs.


Travel Required

25% or less - Travel 25% or less

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

07

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel occasionally 25% or less.
    Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
    Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
    Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.


Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This position requires:

A. A degree in 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

B.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. Your 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 6 hours of business law; or

2) A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

3) 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.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Accreditation . An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at Proof of Creditability .

AND

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-VI or GS-14 band level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Analyzing bank accounting practices (i.e. data, reports, processes or procedures) for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; OR
  • Formulating bank accounting policy and reporting standards

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


Education

Please see Qualifications section for education.

Additional information

  • Salary range includes 22.26% geographical pay.
  • Total pay cannot exceed applicable pay cap, which is $270,300.00 for 2020.
  • If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
  • Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print" to review the entire announcement before applying.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating:

Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
  • Technical
  • Accounting Policy
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Leadership

Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligibles in that category.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must be rated as well-qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable, you must be assigned to the Outstanding or Excellent category.Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, and 3) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review Resume Tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS : In addition, you may submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)

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.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period