Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/18/2017
Job Category:
Accounting
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$44,941 - $71,467
Position(s) Available:
1
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Accountant / Finance & Accounting Analyst - Entry Level - 30000617
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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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 of classified national security information.

The National Security Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals who play a critical role in protecting or 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.

Description of Position

ACCOUNTANT

As an Accountant at the NSA, you will be instrumental in administering and potentially remediating a wide array of critical accounting work streams, using the PeopleSoft financial system. Responsibilities of an Accountant include, but are not limited to:

- Authorizing, recording, classifying, and summarizing economic events
- Recording and analyzing complex non-routine transactions
- Monitoring financial systems operations for legal compliance and internal control purposes
- Preparing reports on financial status and operations for external oversight authorities
- Using managerial accounting systems to help decision makers manage cost and measure performance

Strong preference given to applicants with a major in Accounting

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
    
Skills
    
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.
    
Qualifications
    
Accountant:

*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

Finance & Accounting Analyst:

*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).
    
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    
Salary Range:  $44,941 - $71,467

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).

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.