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Posted by: National Security Agency on May 17, 2017


Location:

Fort Meade, MD

Job Description:

Responsibilities
The National Security Agency (NSA) carries out some of the nation's most important and sensitive intelligence activities. Knowledge of accounting and financial business practices is essential to enable NSA to continually conduct our mission efficiently and effectively. The Directorate of Finance, specifically the Office of Accounting and Financial Services, is seeking highly motivated, creative, self-starting accounting and finance professionals to fill entry-level positions. The NSA is seeking articulate, creative, organized and outgoing team players to help shape, describe, defend, and execute payments, disbursements and administration of funding akin to that of a Fortune 500 company. Candidates will be responsible for any one or more of the following: preparing financial reports to various entities for the entire Agency budget; processing payroll for all Agency personnel; processing vendor invoices; processing Travel and relocation entitlements; verifying funding used for purchases of goods and services; accepting customer orders and processing them in the financial management system; disbursing payments and/or reconciling accounts. Financial reports are submitted to customers in the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and Congress. Candidates selected must be well organized and flexible in order to assist the Accounting and Financial Services Office as they prepare for a full-scope audit of the agencies financial statements. The environment is fast-paced and candidates will work each day with high caliber accounting and financial professionals.
Qualifications
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 background, skills and/or demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: *Basic Accounting Principles *Business Finance *Problem Solving *Analytic Tools *Process Management *Accounts Payable or Receivable *Payroll *Financial Reporting A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is desired from an accredited college with at least 24 semester credit hours of study in Business in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Business/Finance, Information Systems, Risk Management, and Economics. Applicants with equivalent work experience will also be considered.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Range: $44,941 - $71,467 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 noreply@nsa.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: 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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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. Learn more about our careers at IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA. Employment opportunities are available in the following areas: • Computer/Electrical Engineering • Computer Science • Cybersecurity • Data Science • Information Assurance • Mathematics • Foreign Language Analysis • Intelligence Analysis • Cryptanalysis • Signals Analysis • Security & Counterintelligence • Business • Finance & Accounting • Paid Internships, Scholarships & Co-op

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