The purpose of the position is to serve as Director of Internal Review (IR) with responsibility for all quick response reviews, consulting and advisory services, risk management, liaison with external audit agencies, audit compliance and follow-up, and a variety of staff and systems accounting duties to analyze accounting records and to enhance the financial reports and operational data used by local management. Exercises technical and administrative supervision over lower-graded IR Auditors. Incumbent works under the general supervision of the United States Property and Fiscal Officer who outlines broad policy and general objectives regarding the accounting and internal review programs. Guidance is available on particularly complex policy and administrative matters. Work is reviewed for quality of performance, professional judgment and compliance with policy and objectives.
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The basic qualification requirements are indicated below. These qualification requirements must be met, in addition to any military requirements, in order to be found qualified for and selected to this position.
1. Degree: Accounting; 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 six hours of credit in business law.
NOTE: The term "accounting" means "accounting or auditing" in this Series. Similarly, "accountant" is interpreted as "accountant or auditor."
2. Combination of Education and Experience: At least four years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to six hours of business law;
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing. For example, completed 15 semester hours, however, the school course work does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour degree requirement as defined above in Paragraph One, provided that:
(a) The applicant successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field for example, valuation engineering or financial institution examining;
(b) A panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors determined that the applicant demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and advancement levels that are normally associated with successful completion of the four-year course of study described above in Paragraph One; and
(c) Except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. AS A GENERAL RULE, ONE QUARTER COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR EQUALS .67 SEMESTER COLLEGE CREDIT HOUR.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: (Please prepare written justification to the following KSAs as an attachment to your resume/application):
1. Ability to develop or direct the development of new or changed internal operating procedures and instructions.
2. Ability to plan and assign work to be accomplished by subordinates, based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and capabilities of employees and prepares schedules for completion of work.
3. Ability to identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing for or arranging for needed development and training.
4. Knowledge of analysis/reporting requirements, work processes, accounting systems structure and data produced to resolve significant accounting and management problems.
5. Ability to develop, coordinate and publish financial guidelines, directives and procedures; and provide guidance on their impact on the organizations management process.
QUALITY AND TYPE OF EXPERIENCE: The required amount of experience/education will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification. The quality, type and scope of the experience/education must be of such nature as to demonstrate that applicants are fully qualified to perform the duties at the level for which they apply.
DOCUMENTATION: Applicants must explain in detail, in the application, how the specialized experience was acquired, including applicable dates. Applicants should include, with application, any training completion certificates/transcripts in the areas covered in the KSAs.
MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: Individual selected must be assigned, prior to appointment, to a compatible Duty Military Occupational Specialty Code of: 01A.
APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS: Excepted Civil Service. Individual selected must be assigned to a commissioned officer position in the New Mexico Army National Guard. Individual must wear the uniform as prescribed by National Guard Bureau policies and the Adjutant General of New Mexico. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre placement physical examination.
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RE-PROMOTION STATEMENT: New Mexico Army National Guard technicians who were previously downgraded from a grade equal to, or higher than that advertised at the target grade in this announcement, and who are still receiving pay retention benefits from that downgrade, may be considered for this position as an exception to competition. Technicians who desire re-promotion consideration must send a letter to the Human Resources Office, prior to the closing date of this announcement, requesting consideration for re-promotion.
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) BENEFITS: PCS benefits are not authorized.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The New Mexico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for a position will be made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, non-disqualifying physical handicap, age (except military requirement for excepted technicians) or any other non-merit factor. Under Public Law 90-486, veterans' preference is not applicable.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determination for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
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