Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time


The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is the recognized leader as a corporate university, advancing the use of technology in all areas of education. The professional faculty and staff at DAU work in a strong team environment continuously improve the ways we help our students learn by delivering the right knowledge and skills at the point of need. Join this dynamic team using your expertise to make a real impact in the acquisition community.
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Serves as an agent of the Defense Acquisition University supporting the agency's accounting, financial and managerial issues that require examination by a financial professional. Supports the Agency's programs for audits, readiness, sustainment, remediation, and risk management, liaison with internal business units such as finance, IT, and property; and external audit stakeholders such as external auditors and the Comptroller.

1. Examines, analyses, and interprets accounting data, records, reports and systems for compliance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123 (Management's Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control), Federal Management Regulations, and Government, DoD, and DAU policies and procedures.
2. Provides direction, technical/ professional guidance, and support to budget, finance, and other teams that support the audits to ensure proper accounting and disclosure of transactions. Reviews audit reports, identifies critical problems and provides advice to management or other budget/financial personnel on the resolution of such issues.
3. Conducts financial and compliance (system and operational) audits following General Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)/Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS). Serves as subject matter expert responsible for researching and understanding all requirements related to obtaining and maintaining DAU's audit readiness, sustainment, and remediation posture to meet DoD goal.
4. Prepares, maintains policies, plans, and other documents relative to financial processes, controls, Management Internal Controls Plans (MICP) and Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness, Sustainment, and Remediation (FIAR); implements plans, conducts assessments, and develops and monitors management corrective action plans.
5. Responsible for the evaluation and/or recommended revision of the accounting and managerial systems supporting the missions of the Agency to achieve proper internal controls.
6. Develops, and interprets policies, procedures, and responses to inquiries by and personal liaison with internal and external audit agencies of the federal government such as Government Accountability Office, Department of Defense Inspector General and the FIAR Directorate.
7. Works with senior level program managers to address and resolve financial management problems and issues. Prepares reports, presentations, and briefing packages for senior leadership that identifies the issue and recommends improvements.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Background or Security Investigation: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Must be a U.S. Citizen


You must have at least one year of specialized experience at the NH-0510-III (GS-11) grade level in Federal service or an equivalent position in the civilian sector. Specialized experience is the experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities: Successfully perform the duties of the position. You must demonstrate experience in: 1) Knowledge and experience in Accounting theories, concepts, and principles; 2) Designing, implementing, and maintaining Management Internal Controls Plans to meet Financial Sustainment; 3) Assessments and Analysis of Cost Accounting Structure;4) Experience in DoD Budget Formulation management; 5) Knowledge of resource management including working with all levels from executive leadership to entry level personnel.

Bachelor's degree required in a technical field that requires significant work in systems and financial management (accounting, auditing, or finance management). Master's degree preferred. At least 24 semester hours in accounting/ auditing; a combination statistics, finance, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. 4 years of accounting/ auditing experience. Additional related experience may substitute for additional educational credentials. DoD Certified Defense Finance Manager (CDFM), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor preferred. Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate complex ideas and ideas to teams, stakeholders and executive leadership.

This position is in the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program at Level 2. The selectee shall achieve FM Certification Level 2 within two years and satisfy continuing education training (CET) requirements to maintain FM Certification at Level 2 as a condition of employment.

A minimum of four years of related experience is required. Specific experience in:
  • Developing plans and processes to be compliant with OMB Circular 123-A.
  • Participating in DoD Management Internal Controls Plan (MICP) reviews.
  • Conducting Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness, Sustainment, and Remediation assessments and corrections.
  • Conducting audits, developing and managing management action plans, writing recommendations.
  • Performing data analysis, including gathering data from various sources.
  • Auditing transactions using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and government financial enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, preferably the Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) ERP with strong government financial background.
  • Developing and accessing standard operating procedures, workflows, and policies.
  • Participating in the overall budget formulation and execution of funds following the DoD Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Execution (PPBE) process.


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

Additional information

DAU 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. DAU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
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  • If selected for this position, you are subject to the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • If selected for this position, you MUST be able to begin work within 30 days of acceptance
  • Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 year if one has not already been completed.
  • Drug Testing: This position may be subject to random drug testing.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

Veterans' preference eligibility treated as a positive factor when making a selection from external sources. It is applied when the organization makes a final selection from the candidates with substantially equal qualifications as described in the Best Meets Mission Requirements definition below. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

Best Meets Mission Requirements definition: Applicant has the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies substantially exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This equates to the best qualified assessment criteria established for the vacancy and based on overall demonstrated experience, education, training, appraisals/evaluations, job-related awards, certifications, honors and relevant outside activities.

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, and 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Résumé: The latest resume submitted will be used to determine qualifications.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • The following supporting documents are REQUIRED to verify your individual eligibility status. Not all will apply for each applicant. They MUST be received by the closing date of the announcement.
  • SF-50 - (If applicable) Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees- with the exception of current permanent DAU employees, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
  • If you claim Veteran's Preference, (5 or 10 points) you MUST provide a copy of your DD Form 214 (Member Copy 4) listing the dates of military service and rank. If you are claiming 10 points (10 percent or more disability), you must also provide a letter from the Veterans Affairs Office and a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference - ) substantiating your claim.
  • ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF50 if available..
  • Performance Appraisal: Current or previous federal employees.
  • Other documents identified in the announcement.
  • Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible, and accurate.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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