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Accounting Technician

Closing: Nov 15, 2022

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Published: Nov 3, 2022 (30 days ago)

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EDUCATION: University degree in finance, accounting, auditing, commerce, business administration, statistics is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible experience in budget work, accounts maintenance, bookkeeping and accounting or auditing work with a computerized system is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have comprehensive working knowledge of pertinent State Department and/or one or more associated agencies laws, regulations, and procedures relating to budgeting, accounting, and financial management, and the full range of skills and abilities required in computing both procedural, technical, and financial program planning and analysis budget work. A thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of the major program areas of the embassy and/or associated agency/agencies served is a must.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent – written and spoken) English ability is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to relate funds management with mission, programs, and projects of the post. Must be able to understand budget management implications of changes of priorities, tempo, and direction of programs and projects and be able to analyze accounting transactions and recommend appropriate adjustments to financial plans. Must be able to relate changes to funding levels brought about by reductions in allotments due to cuts, variations in exchange rates, increase cost of material and labor, etc., and advise appropriate management officials of budget implications.  Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills in order to be able to gain acceptance of recommendations related to budget management issues. Must possess high level of skill in articulating (orally and in writing) complex issues and relationships between functions/programs/projects and funding options.  Level II typing ability (30 wpm or more) is required.  Advanced Excel skills, including the use of charts, pivot tables and lookup formulas are required.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.   

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.



Responsibilities

EDUCATION: University degree in finance, accounting, auditing, commerce, business administration, statistics is required.

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Three years of progressively responsible experience in budget work, accounts maintenance, bookkeeping and accounting or auditing work with a computerized system is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must have comprehensive working knowledge of pertinent State Department and/or one or more associated agencies laws, regulations, and procedures relating to budgeting, accounting, and financial management, and the full range of skills and abilities required in computing both procedural, technical, and financial program planning and analysis budget work. A thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of the major program areas of the embassy and/or associated agency/agencies served is a must.

Evaluations: (This may be tested)

LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent – written and spoken) English ability is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to relate funds management with mission, programs, and projects of the post. Must be able to understand budget management implications of changes of priorities, tempo, and direction of programs and projects and be able to analyze accounting transactions and recommend appropriate adjustments to financial plans. Must be able to relate changes to funding levels brought about by reductions in allotments due to cuts, variations in exchange rates, increase cost of material and labor, etc., and advise appropriate management officials of budget implications.  Must possess a high level of interpersonal skills in order to be able to gain acceptance of recommendations related to budget management issues. Must possess high level of skill in articulating (orally and in writing) complex issues and relationships between functions/programs/projects and funding options.  Level II typing ability (30 wpm or more) is required.  Advanced Excel skills, including the use of charts, pivot tables and lookup formulas are required.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.   

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.



Under the direct supervision of the Financial Specialist, the incumbent performs the budgeting and accounting responsibilities for more than two major budget and accounting segments (DS, PROGRAM, OBO, CONSULAR, PRM, PROGRAM REPRESENTAITON, NIH, DOD PEPFAR and CDC) in a large and complex financial management center, servicing more than 6 agencies across a myriad of allotments, each with individual limitations and restrictions.  The position is responsible for complete, integrated allotment accounting, preparing related financial reports, complex budget formulation and execution and provision of financial management advice to agency and section heads at post.  This includes review of records for all financial transactions from a wide variety of documents, such as purchase orders, work orders, vouchers, journal vouchers, transfers between appropriations, liquidation reports, and travel authorizations.  The position codifies a wide variety of obligating documents by type of expense, after determining that each obligation is valid and that funds are available and performs regular (quarterly or more frequent) records and ledger reconciliations to develop and prepare official monthly, quarterly, and annual reports by allotment and sub-object status to be briefed to agency and section heads at post.


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