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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Accountant in United States

Summary Accountants perform accounting and financial processes and transactions related to recording and reporting NGA's financial activity. They implement and establish procedures that align with federal accounting standards and policies. They also review financial and accounting results to ensure quality, accuracy, and compliance with appropriate legal, regulatory, and procedural requirements to produce Responsibilities ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The FM Comptroller Office (FMC) Business Process Compliance Division develops internal control risk assessments, designs and performs testing, reports results, and advises corrective actions against all agency business processes that produce, manage, and report financial information with a focus on NGA's functional lines of business (budget-to-report, procure-to-pay, hire-to-retire, and acquire-to-retire). The division also designs and performs risk assessments, testing, and reporting over all agency payment populations to determine and report NGA's susceptibility to significant improper payments. The incumbent will direct and manage a team of government and contractor accountants with performance of internal control risk assessment and testing over NGA's corporate business functions that produce, manage, and report financial data and information; engage FM and NGA component stakeholder senior leadership throughout each internal control assessment phase (planning, documenting, evaluating, and reporting) to ensure a completed inventory of validated business processes; business process internal control documentation; internal control testing with supporting documentation to evidence tested internal controls; accountability statements from process owners; and corrective action plans for identified material weaknesses or significant/control deficiencies. The incumbent will also manage design and execution of improper payments risk assessments per OMB Circular A-123 Appendix C (Requirements for Payment Integrity Improvement) and DoD requirements that will provide supported data and information to apprise courses of action on establishment of payment recapture audit programs to recover improper payments. The incumbent will also design and manage validation and verification testing of internal controls implemented to address audit findings. Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to: 1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire. You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible. This position may be eligible for a RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment. To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575, Subpart A, upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter. Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility. To receive the incentive, selected candidates will be required to sign a service agreement to stay within the position at NGA for the agreed upon time. If the service agreement is terminated before its completion, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. Additional information regarding recruitment incentives for current federal employees can be found in DoDI 1400.25, Volume 2006. Requirements Conditions of Employment Security Investigation SPECIAL INFO: As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. - U.S. Citizenship Required - Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information) - Polygraph Test Required - Position Subject to Drug Testing - Two Year Probationary Period - Direct Deposit Required SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference 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 an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility. Qualifications MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Demonstrated experience creating or analyzing financial statements, general ledger accounts, and internal controls following Financial and/or Federal Accounting Standards (ie: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and non-GAAP ). 2. Demonstrated experience using the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and/or knowledge of Office of Management and Budget Circulars, the DoD Financial Management Regulation and other data from financial systems to perform financial analysis, risk assessments, and evaluate control activities. 3. Experience identifying key controls ensuring the validity of GAAP-compliant solutions to accounting processes. 4. Demonstrated experience analyzing and providing recommendations to re-mediate accounting issues and/or audit findings. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field that included, or was supplemented by, at least 24 semester hours of coursework in Accounting. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 semester hours of credit in business law. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination, -PLUS- experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Demonstrated experience collaborating with others to achieve financial objectives and the ability to communicate accounting information (e.g., data, financial information, audit status, etc.) to various audiences. 2. Demonstrated experience identifying and/or resolving financial management issues to address audit findings or operational challenges. 3. Demonstrated experience planning, evaluating, testing, and monitoring accounting events, business processes, corrective action plans, and other accounting issues. Education Additional Information