Dec 06, 2021

Finance and Accounting Analyst - Entry/Mid Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. 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. FINANCE & ACCOUNTING ANALYST 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 through budgetary and contract activities that support our nation's security every day. We rely on the skills of our acquisition, finance, and accounting professionals to support the internal infrastructure of a federal agency comparable in size and budget to Fortune 100 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance, and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.

Salary Range: $49,157 - $78,167 (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. 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). Qualified candidates should 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), and Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM).

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.

On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).