May 25, 2023

Business Financial Manager - Entry to Mid Level (Maryland)

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

Job Description

Business Financial Managers work as part of a team that handles a wide range of budgetary tasks involved in providing new and improved intelligence capabilities and products to our customers. This area of business is concerned primarily with the total financial affairs of an organization, department, or program and the translation of actions past, present, and proposed into meaningful and relevant information for use in management.

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/DEVELOPMENTAL 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. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Relevant experience must be in a business or finance related area (e.g., analyzing/monitoring budgets and expenditures). Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and/or DAWIA Financial Management (FM) level II is preferred.

Skills of an NSA Business Financial Manager include, but are not limited to: - Budgeting, accounting, and reporting, as well as analyzing and interpreting the financial significance of past events and future plans - Certifying availability and accountability of funds and entitlements. - Reviewing and/or approve budgets. - Training in federal acquisition and budgetary transactions to become certified in Business Financial Management under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and the Department of Defense Financial Management (DoD-FM) certification within 24 months. - Developing a budget or financial plan for an organization, organizational unit, program, or expenditure/cost center. - Evaluating procurements to ensure compliance with funding, legal, and program requirements. - Monitoring expenses against budgets to identify potential overruns and excesses. - Recording and analyze financial data and transactions for legality, appropriateness, and accuracy.

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 ranges vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland. Salary Range: $53,105 - $122,459 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance). On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).

How to apply

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. 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.