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Job Title: Financial Accounts Technician
Company Name: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: Reno, NV
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/01/2017
Expire Date: 11/30/2017
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Financial Accounts Technician

This position is located in the Support Services Division at the Reno, NV VA Regional Office. The incumbent serves as a Financial Accounts Technician (FAT) under the supervision of the Supervisory Financial Administrative Specialist and performs accounting, civilian payroll, and accounts receivable functions in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Duties include:

  • Prepares audits of benefit awards; processing fiscal transactions-including one-time special payments and out of system payments to bring accounts to current status.
  • Communicates with Veterans and their beneficiaries, as well as other governmental agencies, in person, by telephone or through written communication.
  • Processes check tracers for Veterans and their beneficiaries for claims of non-receipt and initiates reclamation action when necessary.
  • Examines expenditure vouchers prior to payment to assure that existing laws and regulations authorize the expenditure and that the amount is in compliance with set schedules.
  • Ensures that vouchers are certified, appropriate documentation is attached, and the computations are mathematically correct having the authority to suspend or disallow payments when the criteria for payment is not met.
  • Reviews and analyzes financial statements from the debtor, information in claims folders, and other correspondence associated with debts and prepares appropriate documents.
  • Acts as a liaison with financial departments to answer overpayment inquiries from Veterans or their beneficiaries.
  • Utilizes the payment information systems to determine interest and monthly payment disbursement.
  • Analyzes all incoming mail to the Finance Section and correctly classifies documents for processing.
  • Maintains and compiles info. for required monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, special, and/or one-time reports, including workload reports.
  • Maintains a system of accounting records for all financial management system transactions within the Regional Office.
  • Posts and maintains manual and computerized ledgers and related subsidiary journals, and journalizes corrective actions for erroneous conditions.
  • Prepares all necessary documents for transfer of funds, whether intra-agency or inter-agency, and prepares budgets reports.
  • Researches, interprets, and verifies which appropriation and general ledger accounts to establish for input.
  • Makes necessary payroll adjustments, including leave record adjustments, and input info into Personnel and Accounting systems.As agent cashier performs research through several computerized programs to ID the benefit payment system where the debt resides to avoid unassociated deposits.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (actual times to be determined).
Position Description Title/PD#: Financial Accounts Technician, 37341A/37342A.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
The grade progression for this position is: GS-06/07To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 10/02/2017.

TIME-IN-GRADE: As a current Federal employee you must also meet time-in-grade requirements (unless if in the commuting area and eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority such as Schedule A, VRA, or 30% or more disabled Veterans).
For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.
For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
For GS-6: One year of specialized experience which was equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience in a payroll/accounting systems, approving vouchers, financial audits or monitoring a budget system ensuring expenditures are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Examples of specialized experience would include:
  • Computing pay requests through independent research of technical manuals;
  • Processing recurring, official pay adjustment documents;
  • Familiarity with automated payroll systems and actions required to input, correct and obtain information;
  • Advising on pay plans and retirement systems in accordance with company guidelines/regulations;
  • Providing technical advice to all employees regarding payroll, time and leave matters.
For GS-7: One year of specialized experience which was equivalent to the GS-6 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience in a Federal payroll/accounting systems, approving vouchers, financial audits or monitoring a budget system ensuring expenditures are in compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations. Examples of specialized experience would include:
  • Performing quality reviews of Federal pay request actions;
  • Researching and troubleshooting unusual or one-of-a kind Federal pay adjustments;
  • Extensive knowledge of various Federal pay systems to include advising employees on Federal guidelines for pay plans and retirement systems;
  • Auditing and reconciling various advanced payroll reports;
  • Providing senior-level technical advice to Federal employees regarding payroll, time and leave matters
There is no educational substitute at the GS-6 or the GS-7 grade levels.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position is primarily sedentary with some walking, standing, bending, and/or carrying lightweight items.The following documents are required:
  • Resume detailing specialized experience and competencies as they relate to this position
  • Evidence of eligibility to apply to this vacancy (ex. DD-214, Schedule A letter, SF-50 demonstrating you possess one year time-in-grade, etc.).
Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 10/02/2017.

TIME-IN-GRADE: As a current Federal employee you must also meet time-in-grade requirements (unless if in the commuting area and eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority such as Schedule A, VRA, or 30% or more disabled Veterans).
For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.
For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06 level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
For GS-6: One year of specialized experience which was equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience in a payroll/accounting systems, approving vouchers, financial audits or monitoring a budget system ensuring expenditures are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Examples of specialized experience would include:
  • Computing pay requests through independent research of technical manuals;
  • Processing recurring, official pay adjustment documents;
  • Familiarity with automated payroll systems and actions required to input, correct and obtain information;
  • Advising on pay plans and retirement systems in accordance with company guidelines/regulations;
  • Providing technical advice to all employees regarding payroll, time and leave matters.
For GS-7: One year of specialized experience which was equivalent to the GS-6 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience in a Federal payroll/accounting systems, approving vouchers, financial audits or monitoring a budget system ensuring expenditures are in compliance with applicable Federal laws and regulations. Examples of specialized experience would include:
  • Performing quality reviews of Federal pay request actions;
  • Researching and troubleshooting unusual or one-of-a kind Federal pay adjustments;
  • Extensive knowledge of various Federal pay systems to include advising employees on Federal guidelines for pay plans and retirement systems;
  • Auditing and reconciling various advanced payroll reports;
  • Providing senior-level technical advice to Federal employees regarding payroll, time and leave matters
There is no educational substitute at the GS-6 or the GS-7 grade levels.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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