May 16, 2024

Business Financial Manager - Entry Level (Maryland)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
Finance Insurance

Job Description

Business Financial Managers work as part of a team that handles a wide range of budgetary tasks to effectively manage the total financial affairs of an organization, department, or program by executing financial transactions, performing regular cost analyses, and translating past, present, and proposed resource actions into meaningful and relevant budgetary information for their customers. Responsibilities of a Business Financial Manager include, but are not limited to: - Developing, planning, programming, and defending budgets. - Integrating strategy, capability needs, requirement analysis, and performance requirements into the corporate planning and budgeting processes. - Preparing budget documents that comply with relevant budget regulations, standards, and legislation. - Administering, analyzing, and monitoring current budgets and expenditures for business decision making. - Using financial principles to identify trends in data. - Validating availability of funds. - Preparing and monitoring procurement requisitions through to certification and execution. - Preparing and presenting financial information to management. - Networking and collaborating with counterparts across several different work roles and organizations, both inside and outside of NSA, to establish a financial profile and spend plan that supports the organization's priorities and requirements. - Utilizing corporate financial databases and coordinating across organizational boundaries to plan, budget, and execute funding efficiently and accurately in accordance with financial regulations and mission objectives. - Providing guidance, analysis, and support with regard to budgeting and current year funding execution activities to ensure that resources are appropriately accounted for in spend plans and executed in accordance with applicable resources management policies. - Advising management on the regulatory aspects of resources management to avoid violations such as anti-deficiency and misappropriation of resources. - Utilizing basic office technology resources to include a high level of spreadsheet usage. *Work at the Entry/Developmental level involves acquiring competencies needed to perform successfully at the Mid-Level/Full Performance Level. Note: This is not a supervisory/management position.

NSA is seeking passionate Business Management and Acquisition professionals to work as Business Financial Managers (BFM).

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for 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. 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. Experience in a business or finance related area (e.g., analyzing/monitoring budgets and expenditures) is desired.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a desire for continuous learning with strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written), and interpersonal skills who is: - Accountable - Detail-oriented - Able to adapt to changing requirements - Able to manage multiple tasks and assignments - Able to work effectively within teams across cross-functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment, with increasing level of independence - Customer service focused - Efficient at Microsoft Office suite of tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) Specialized knowledge and experience in any of the following is desired, but not required: - Training in federal budgetary transactions - Training in federal acquisition - Developing a budget or financial plan for an organization, organizational unit, program, or expenditure/cost center - Recording and analyzing financial data and transactions for legality, appropriateness, and accuracy in the federal environment The following certifications are preferred, but not required: - Certified in Business Financial Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). - Certified in the Department of Defense Financial Management (DoD-FM) The training to become certified in Business Financial Management under DAWIA and the DoDFM will be provided if not already held.

Pay: 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: $55,924 - $88,926 Salary range varies by work level and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).

How to apply

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