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

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • 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

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

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.

Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of one year if one has not already been completed.

Supervisory Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an supervisory probationary period of one year if one has not already been completed.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:

Special Hiring Authorities: You may be considered for the vacancy if you are eligible for a special appointment authority such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam Era and disabled veterans; volunteers returned from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Resource Center: ; VetsInfo Guide: .

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .