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Interested candidates may apply through 10/14/2021 by clicking on the green Apply Externally button.

This is not a remote work opportunity. The job is located in Columbus, OH

Who may apply: United States Citizens or Nationals


Provides professional accounting services while compiling monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for Service and Defense Agency customers.

Provides analyses and reconciliations related to the more complex accounting functions which have very high visibility, involve more than one system and involve a large number of transactions cross-leveling interrelated systems.

Monitors performance measurement and financial management information indicators for assessing the operational health of the organization and the accounts managed.

Provides interpretation on DOD, OMB, Treasury, and DFAS regulatory and administrative guidelines in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles relating to the accounting for the execution of public funds.

Interprets, reviews, evaluates, tests, adapts, and/or implements DoD, DA, or DFAS policies, procedures, guidance and systems.

Identifies problem areas and determines actions required to improve reporting of accounting records and financial information.

Serves as an accounting expert and may lead a team(s) of accountants in working groups to plan, develop, and implement accounting initiatives.

Responsible for maintaining strong internal controls and operating procedures that support enterprise wide objectives.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or NationalBackground or Security Investigation - see the Additional Information field below for more details.Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)Suitable for Federal employmentObtain/Maintain Financial Management CertificationPursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.Location: Columbus, OH


This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period..

Applicants MUST have related financial experience AND/OR a related financial degree (examples include: Finance, Accounting, Management, Actuarial Science, or related), in addition to meeting Office of Personnel Management (OPM) minimum qualification requirements. Substitution of combination of education and experience must still, in conjunction, minimally satisfy the DHA qualification requirement.

Human Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria. Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe this in your resume. Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient.

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.


(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.

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