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Defense Finance and Accounting Service SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTANT in Cleveland, Ohio


Who may apply: Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Federal Employees -Competetive Service, Military Spouses, Veterans within the local commuting area. Exception to local area: Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).


Serves as the Treasury Director, Departmental Reporting, Accounting Operations and is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of disbursement and collections to the Treasury, as well as internal and external customers.

Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of disbursement and collections to the Treasury, as well as internal and external customers.

Responsible for major initiatives which include: Fund Balance with Treasury (FBWT); Universe of Transactions; Suspense, Deposit, Receipts Accounts, SOD, and Intransit and various high level efforts to support the customer audits.

Manages, plans, implements, monitors, evaluates, and operates a DFAS accounting and financial management program.

Provides professional accounting knowledge and expertise in appropriation law, accounting theories, principles, practices, techniques and accounting systems.

Provides professional direction to key management officials and to subordinates and other program staff with the organization.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties within the assigned organization.


Conditions of Employment


This position has a positive education requirement. To qualify for this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described below: (1) Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; 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. OR (2) Candidates may also qualify through a combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of accounting experience or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses, which may include up to 6 hours of business law, OR a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor. You may need to send proof of education or of certification to be considered for this position. Click here for more information on who must submit documentation at the time of application and what documentation is acceptable: Transcripts and Certifications. Specialized experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13) in the Federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as the following:

(1) providing advisory and consulting services to senior leadership, operational managers and supported customers on financial statements and reports;

(2) developing and implementing policy on financial systems, reporting and internal controls;

(3) identifying discrepancies and their sources in consolidated financial statements and reports and prescribing corrective action or developing procedures to preclude recurrence. Time-in-Grade GS-14: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-13 or higher grade in Federal Service.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional Information

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. Moving expenses will not be paid. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition. Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment. A two year probationary or trial period may be required. A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is Seldom (1-24%). This position is not covered by a bargaining unit. Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at Level 3: This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 3 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position that requires a Level 3 Certification in which case you must complete the certification within the original 2-year period. Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service. Information about the DoD FM Certification Program is available at