Accountant – Entry Level
Fort Meade, MD
Opening:1122963 (Posted: 2019-02-01 – Closing: 2019-04-30)
Description of NSA
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.
In support of the NSA mission, the Agency employs a wide variety of business professionals to process financial transactions and provide associated reporting. 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
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.
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.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Range: $45,972 – $73,105 (Entry/Developmental)
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).
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.
Mandatory Qualification Reqs
*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.
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***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.
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Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
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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