Accounting Technician

This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 6), Salem VA Medical Center, Health Administration Service, Benefits Sections.
The primary duties of the position involves account maintenance and a basic understanding of accounting systems, policies, and procedures in performing the examination, verification, and maintenance of accounts and accounting data.
This position is located in the office of Beneficiary Travel and Patients Funds.
The Travel office is responsible for the coordination of approved transportation of eligible Veterans via wheelchair, van, sedan, ambulance (air flight ambulances included), as well as air line reservations for Veterans going to other VA sites and approved non-VA facilities.
Travel is also responsible for reimbursing those Veterans who are administratively eligible for travel reimbursement.
Periodically, the Travel Office conducts travel reimbursement audits to ensure compliance to reduce instances of fraud or misuse of the program.
The position is also responsible for the Veterans Personal Finance System (VPFS).
This program establishes non-interest bearing accounts by or on the behalf of patients for safekeeping.
The VPFS clerk establishes and maintains all patients' funds accounts.
This position ensures patients are informed and given the option of utilizing the VPFS program for safekeeping of their personal funds.
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Receives, analyzes and posts deposits into patient accounts on a daily basis.
Prepares monthly reconciliation reports.
Prepares schedules for advance payments.
Reviews and approves outstanding obligations.
Prepares all vouchers to transfer funds to other agencies.
Determines all legal eligibility and entitlement to government-issued clothing, services and incidentals.
Reviews, analyzes and responds to all telephonic, written or personal inquiries from a variety of sources concerning patient's funds and maintenance of accounts.
Advises VA Regional Office, guardians, committees, and others of anticipated discharges and assists in preparing a budget of funds after patient's discharge.
Processes all authorized/unauthorized claims for beneficiary travel.
Controls and maintains an annual budget of approximately $5,000,000 in multiple control points.
Determines legal eligibility on all applicants claiming beneficiary travel.
Stays current on beneficiary travel regulations and regulations pertaining to patient funds.
Work Schedule:
45 am - 4:
30 pm, Monday - FridayPosition Description Title/PD#:
Accounting Technician/1907 Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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