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 Accountant - 30000114 - Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: National Security Agency (NSA) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Economics
Finance
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: singlesite_30000114 / Latpro-3543460 
Date posted: May-02-2017
State, Zip: Maryland, 20755

Description


Job Details

Job Title
Accountant

Agency
NSA

JET Job Family
Business, Accounting and Budget

Location

Fort Meade, MD

Job ID
30000114


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Full/Part Time
Full-Time

Regular/Temporary
Regular






Responsibilities

The Audit, Accounting and Financial Services organization is responsible for all facets of financial reporting for the National Security Agency (NSA).  We currently have a need for accountants to serve in various roles throughout the organization to assist the Agency in reaching its goal of auditability.  If you have a desire to assist NSA in achieving an unmodified audit opinion and help refine our accounting processes and practices, then this is the place for you!

Selected individuals will be instrumental in administering and potentially remediating a wide array of critical accounting work streams, using the PeopleSoft financial system.  Accountants at NSA are responsible for ensuring that financial transactions are reported in accordance with federal statutes, Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and other external directives, standards, and practices.

Qualifications

Salary Range:  $43,684 - $69,460 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience.

- Degree must be in Accounting or a Business-related field with at least 24 semester credit hours of accounting.

- Experience in recording and analyzing financial data and transactions and/or working within the accounting career field is desired.

Salary Range:  $64,650 - $100,736 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience.

- Degree must be in Accounting or a Business-related field with at least 24 semester credit hours of accounting.

- Relevant experience must be working within the accounting career field (e.g., using financial data to plan for future opportunities and minimize risk, recording and analyzing financial data and transactions, monitoring financial systems operations for legal compliance and internal control purposes). Candidates who have met the requirements to sit for the CPA exam are preferred.

Candidates must possess:
- A Bachelor's degree in accounting or a Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, public administration, or computer science that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting.  Advanced degrees in these fields are desirable, as are professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Department of Defense Financial Manager (DFMCPx), and Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM).
- The ability to apply accounting and financial concepts, principles, and standards, coupled with Information Technology (IT) savviness, to effectively develop, operate, and maintain financial programs and systems.
- The ability to analyze and reconcile voluminous data sets to ensure detailed subsidiary module data supports the summary-level balances reported in the Agency's monthly financial reports.
- Knowledge and experience in the management and implementation of internal control, audit follow-up, and validation programs.
- The ability to apply various cost accounting and cost management techniques including standard costing with variance analysis, activity-based costing, project costing, capital planning, target costing, and value stream costing.
- Effective communication skills (orally and written) to work with individuals at various levels in presenting ideas, findings, and recommendations.
- The ability to work independently on multiple interrelated projects, using initiative, ingenuity, and judgment to meet established milestones.
- Working knowledge of the U.S. Standard General Ledger (USSGL) is a plus.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

NOTE: This job posting will be available until 12:00p.m. on the closing date.

How To Apply - External

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from (see application details)v.

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

DCIPS Disclaimer

The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.






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