Accountant Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. Department Internal Revenue Service
Salary $96,970.00 to $126,062.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2018 Close Date 1/19/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    01/12/2018 to 01/19/2018

  • Salary

    $96,970 to $126,062 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time/Permanent

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Career/Career Conditional


3 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

    WHAT DOES A STAFF ACCOUNTANT DO? The selectee will serve as a Senior Staff Accountant with responsibility for establishing and applying accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards to the financial activities of the IRS. This position ensures that financial systems, operations, and reports meet the requirements of law and regulation.

    WHAT IS THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIVISION? The IRS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) organization is responsible for the custodial accounting of over $3.3 trillion in taxpayer payments, as well as for managing the IRS' $10+ Billion annual operating budget. In addition, the CFO advises the IRS Commissioner and other top executives on issues dealing with financial management, financial systems, strategic planning, performance management, budget formulation, budget execution, and internal controls.

    Position is located in Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Reports Section, Financial Reports Office, General Ledger Section in Washington, DC (3 vacancies).

    The anticipated start date is to be determined at time of selection.

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    As an Accountant you will:

    • Review and interpret federal legislation, rules, standards, and regulations pertaining to accounting financial management.
    • Analyze and evaluate agency-wide accounting operations, policies, procedures, and systems for compliance with standards and internal controls.
    • Design, implement, and assess internal control processes and systems pertaining to agency-wide accounting and financial management activities
    • Prepare, analyze, interpret, review, and present accounting data, reports, and financial statements.Provide high-level technical support to the financial statement audit.
    • Apply cost accounting methods to agency-wide data and systems, in partnership with business units, to report the cost of major activities for management information purposes.
    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 days per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    • Status Eligibles (Career/Career Cond. Federal employees or reinstatement eligibles)
    • Treasury employees on Career/Career Cond. Appts
    • VEOA eligibles
    • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles within the commuting area
    • Eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., Schedule A Appt. for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement)

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

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