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Accountant - Entry Level - 30000114 more...
Location:Fort George G Meade (Fort Meade), MD
Company:National Security Agency (NSA)
First posted:May 02, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

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Job Title Accountant - Entry Level Agency NSA JET Job Family Business, Accounting and Budget Location Fort Meade, MD Job ID 30000114 Favorite Job Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular

Responsibilities Please note that we no longer have mid-level positions available.

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 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.

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 Salary Range:  $43,684 - $69,460

*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. 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).


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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