CLASSIFICATION: Staff Accountant, (CPA) G-11/12, Finance Department
INTRODUCTION AND POSITION SUMMARY:
The Finance Department functions to plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the financial management, budget and accounting programs of the AFGE. The Department maintains operating level accounts of moderate complexity. The incumbent is responsible for handling centralized accounting transactions at the National Headquarters.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent is a member of the professional staff and carries out complete auditing, review, evaluation, reporting, and related responsibilities of conducting examination of accounts in assigned Locals or Councils.
Reconcile monthly bank statements.
Prepare monthly journal entries.
Preparation of monthly and/or quarterly reports (Lobbying, Legal Rep Fund reimbursement to Gen Fund, US Department of Commerce filings).
Assist in preparation of annual reports (LM2, 990, 940, and OPM returns).
Responsible for journal entries and reconciliation of fixed assets.
Maintain supporting Audit schedules for assigned balance sheet and income/expense accounts.
Assist in preparation and data entry of budget and other areas affecting the financial statements.
III. CONTROLS OVER WORK:
The incumbent receives general instructions from the Director of Finance as to the scope of his tasks, problems to be expected, objectives to be achieved, and any limitation on the nature of the solution or the procedures to be used. The incumbent's work is under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of Finance and the general supervision of the Director.
Reports and recommendations are reviewed for compliance with general instructions; program conformity; sound application of principles, theories and techniques; adherence to policies, practices and procedures; and for the soundness of judgment and conclusions.
Basic policy control comes from the National Constitution first; then from decisions of the National Convention and National Executive Council. Information concerning the latter is in the minutes, advice of which will be given through the supervisor. Directives of National Officers will be received either through memoranda from them or orally. Many situations are not covered by the guidelines, and therefore require seasoned interpretation and judgment.
Applicants must have the following education and/or experience as specified in the OPM Qualifications Handbook X-118 for the accounting series.
Completion of a four (4) year college course leading to a BA degree in Accounting;
Three (3) years of specialized experience as a professional accountant or auditor. This experience must assure applicant's ability to perform professional work as a Staff Accountant and include spread sheet experience.
Applicant must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
STATEMENT OF DIFFERENCES
Activities are limited and subject to close control during the indoctrination period.
Applicants must have a BA degree in Accounting, two (2) years specialized experience in professional work, and CPA certification.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union proudly representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.