BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(0510-0021) ACCOUNTING & CONTROL SPECIALIST SR
January 8, 2005
Oversees, performs and resolves complex accounting and control
activities in the various accounting functions in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Postal policy,
regulations and standard procedures.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
This section is composed
of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to
satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position. Applicants must
demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA to enable
them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these
levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training any
of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on the demonstration of
the level of possession of each of the KSAs, taking into account
provision of Article 33 of the Information Technology/Accounting Service
Centers collective bargaining agreement. Failure to demonstrate any KSA
Knowledge of computer systems and accounting applications at a level
sufficient to process
transactions, query data, obtain information and create reports.
Knowledge of accounting and postal administrative procedures including
the policies, procedures
and regulations governing financial processing and reporting.
Knowledge of review processes and control procedures sufficient to
verify that data, transactions,
and financial processing and reporting are current, accurate, and
conform to applicable laws,
regulations, and directives.
Ability to process accounting transactions and maintain records or sub-
ledgers in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to achieve timely and
accurate financial reporting.
Ability to provide technical guidance, feedback, training and
coordination of the day-to-day
activities of other employees.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing to express ideas or facts
clearly and logically when
answering questions, giving directions, and providing information.
Ability to comprehend and execute oral instructions to complete work
tasks and job assignments.
Ability to work cooperatively with people and interact positively with
customers and co-workers
exercising courtesy, etiquette, and self-control.
Ability to work with limited supervision to independently plan and
execute work activities, check
work for completeness and accuracy, and meet established time
Ability to efficiently exchange information and coordinate the work
tasks of others, to meet unit
Ability to identify accounting system problems and make recommendations
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 744.
Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of