FINANCIAL MANAGER (Chief Financial Officer)

Fort McNair, D.C
Feb 08, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as the NDU Chief Financial Officer (CFO) providing strategic planning and resource allocation, financial management and accounting advice to the NDU President, COO, and senior staff regarding NDU academic and business support programs.
  • Supervises the Resource Management Directorate. Assigns duties and evaluates performance for subordinates and maintains the manpower documentation/control to Financial Management Regulations, including the Title 10 Faculty Compensation Schedules.
  • Exercises initiative, judgment, and technical expertise in interpreting directives for planning, implementing, and directing the financial accounting and budget management functions.
  • Oversees the day-to-day execution of the resource management functions within the framework of existing laws, regulations, and policies. Is the final technical authority to interpret and control reporting requirements of all NDU fiscal resources.
  • Responsible for the automated and integrated system of financial services to ensure compliance and audit capabilities, modernizing the financial accounting functions, and supporting development of an integrated enterprise data management platform.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain Top Secret security clearance
  • Required to complete an OGE-450 Financial Disclosure Form
  • Obtain/maintain Level III Financial Management Certification in accordance with National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F - Financial Management, Section 1599.


Specialized Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience directing agency level financial management and accounting programs (including metric analysis, budget planning and execution, cost analysis, process improvement programs, organizational planning and analysis, and audit compliance) and management or oversight of appropriated and non-appropriated funding ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Your resume must demonstrate 1) extensive experience developing, presenting, justifying, and defending planning, programming, budget, and execution (PPBE) recommendations at an agency level, including direct contact with senior government officials such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense Comptroller, the Joint Staff Comptroller, the Office of Management and Budget, and /or members of Congress or their staff; 2) planning, organizing, implementing programs, plans and proposals for substantial agency resources; and 3) oversight of accounting, budget and financial functions.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • Our complete benefits package is one of the most comprehensive found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • Initial Probationary Period: A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Supervisory Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an supervisory probationary period of one year if one has not already been completed.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service. See
  • COVID-19 WORKPLACE SAFETY PROTOCOLS: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the below COVID-19 vaccination mandate is not presently being enforced as a condition of employment for this position.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
  • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.