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Job Category: (Accounting and Budget)
Job Series: 0510 (OPM Classification & Qualifications)


Types / Parentheticals

  • Accountant
  • Accountant (Financial Mgmt/IT Systems Audits)
  • Staff Accountant
  • Lead Accountant
  • Lead Systems Accountant
  • Lead Staff Accountant
  • Supervisory Accountant
  • Supervisory Operating Accountant
  • Supervisory Staff Accountant



This job series covers positions responsible for providing professional accounting services and ancillary administrative guidance for conventional accounting systems.  As an Accountant, individuals perform a broad range of work to include fulfilling reporting requirements and providing professional accounting services in varied externally and internally-directed functions.   


Duties at CBP

Work within this job series requires an Accountant to have knowledge of generally accepted accounting concepts, practices and techniques; ability to apply conventional procedures and practices to most assignments, and knowledge of GAD, OMB, Treasury Department and other regulations, policies and procedures. Typical work assignments may include:

  • Performing ledger operations, including analyzing transactions for effects on assets, liabilities, net position, and operations;
  • Determining legality of payments;
  • Advising technicians on the proper recording of transactions;
  • Preparing statements and reports for management purposes;
  • Planning, developing and reviewing internal controls;
  • Developing guidance for implementing accounting policies and procedures.



  • Various
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Washington, DC


Application Process

View the Professional Staff Application Process page for more details.

Last modified: 
August 14, 2018