Sr. Financial Management Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
Full Time

As a Senior Financial Management Specialist for the Division of the Comptroller, the successful candidate is responsible for analyzing, monitoring, and timely recording of financial information into the Agency's core financial system and the review and oversight of the financial data while identifying discrepancies and ensuring the necessary corrections are made.

Such duties include but are not limited to:

1. Developing a technical expertise of the NRC's Time and Labor system.

2. Being responsible for the overall operational processing of payroll to ensure that all manual and automated payroll tasks are performed accurately and timely. This includes developing policies, principles and procedures for accounting and reporting of official payroll and related financial activities of the NRC.

3. Providing advice and assistance in the interpretation of federal financial management regulations as it relates to payroll.

4. Being responsible for general and financial review of branch reports and documentation. Responsibilities require working with computer-based accounting and reporting systems, including personal computer software.

The specific duties of the successful candidate will focus on all activities associated with the implementation and execution as it relates to processing payroll for the NRC. As a part of this work, they will work with NRC program and corporate offices, Regional Offices and others to ensure all NRC employees are paid timely and accurately. They will review and evaluate regulations from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), General Accounting Office (GAO), Treasury, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and issuances from other Federal agencies to determine their affect upon NRC payroll policies and procedures, and to ensure that new systems follow these changes.


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the NRC will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent that an NRC job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Demonstrated ability to use Federal Time and Labor systems to execute payroll transactions, including certification of time and attendance, and knowledge of computer systems, data management systems and software sufficient to research data, and generate reports.
  • Demonstrated ability in analyzing and reviewing financial data for accuracy, identifying discrepancies, interpreting the implications of these discrepancies, developing recommendations, and ensuring the necessary corrections are made.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze unusual and complex problems and devise procedures to affect improvements in operation, or to initiate new systems or methods of operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present programmatic and financial information, ideas, advice, and recommendations in a clear, concise, and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with all levels of personnel.

  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of financial systems, financial management policies, theories, concepts, principles and standards, and performing financial transactions in agency enterprise resource planning core financial systems, including recording accounting transactions; reconciling accounts; preparing reports; analyzing internal controls; and reviewing, analyzing, and resolving moderately complex administrative control of funds issues.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


    There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.

    Additional information

    The duty location of this position is in Rockville, Maryland. In general, employees are expected to be in the office at a minimum of 4 days per pay period. Telework schedules, including full-time telework, are approved, on a case-by-case basis. If selected, telework will be determined in accordance with Agency policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, if applicable.

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