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Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 07/1 to 09/10
Open: 2023-02-23, Close: 2023-05-15
As a Finance and Accounting Analyst at the NSA, you will process financial transactions to include computing entitlements such as pay, travel and contractor invoices. Responsibilities of a Finance and Accounting Analyst include, but are not limited to:
– Preparing vouchers to authorize payment
– Issuing checks or Electronic Funds Transfer payments
– Posting certified execution documents to the NSA Finance and Accounting system
– Analyzing financial transactions
– Certifying availability and accountability of funds as well as entitlement for payment of claims and invoices
– Preparing and certifying periodic reports on the status of appropriated funds
Strong preference given to applicants with a major in Finance or Accounting.
The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role in protecting our nation’s security every day. The Audit, Accounting and Financial Services organization is responsible for all facets of financial reporting for the National Security Agency. We rely on the skills of our accounting and financial analysis professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies.
The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position.
Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.
Degree must be in Business or a related field (e.g., Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Business Administration, or Public Administration) with at least 24 semester credit hours in accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial marketing, marketing, quantitative methods, and/or organizational management.
Relevant experience must be in financial management (e.g., accounts payable, accounts receivable, disbursements, reviewing and certifying funds, payroll and travel accounting).
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong communication, problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and using the Microsoft Office Suite.
Additional duties may include:
– Applying concepts and processes related to a finance-related transactional area (e.g., accounts payable, accounts receivable, disbursements, reviewing and certifying funds, payroll, travel).
– Independently initiating, monitoring, and completing tasks.
– Work with customers to clarify their needs and to determine how their needs can be met.
– Provide timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services.
– Resolve customer concerns, problems, and complaints and provide timely feedback to customers on resolution.
– Use spreadsheet and relational database software, such as Microsoft Excel and Access.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
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.
Salary Range: $53,105 – $84,441 (Entry/Developmental level)
On-the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
How to apply
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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.
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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.
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