Oct 25, 2021

Accountant - Entry Level (Ft. Meade, MD)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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 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 operations, analysis, and 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

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. 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.

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. Acquire and maintain proficiency of job-critical skills (for example, language proficiency). Consolidate or integrate information to draw conclusions. Participate in group problem solving efforts. Solve problems that impede work progress or effectiveness. Use basic office resources, such as e-mail, Web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics. Use office computers and printers. Use specialized software packages for tasks such as inventory management, financial management, equipment diagnostics, or other specialized functions. Use spreadsheet and relational database software, such as Microsoft Excel and Access.

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).