FINANCIAL ANALYST (ANALYSIS & REPORTING) NF4*
Assists the Supervisory Budget Analyst (Analysis and Reporting) by providing professional accounting and budgetary oversight of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) programs. Works in collaboration with program and support managers and Finance Branch staff to research, analyze, and resolve complex accounting, budgeting, and financial management issues. Communicates with other staff members in order to find team-based solutions and efficiencies in financial processes. Coordinates all decisions with all affected parties in advance of implementation to ensure that managers are involved with and committed to implementation of new processes and procedures.
Prepares financial analysis of all Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities (NAFIs) and their cost centers using financial statements, budgets, historical data and personal research. Researches, analyzes, and provides routine and ad-hoc reports that summarize NAF results against budgets and historical years for program and support managers and MCCS staff. Works with MCCS management developing Get Well Plans to correct deficiencies. Performs internal financial review and special financial studies and analyses as required.
Develops and maintains financial reports that allow program and support managers to monitor financial operations. Provides standard budget execution reports to program and support managers. Produces detailed financial analyses that are useful in making management decisions. Recommends management actions when financial data shows emerging opportunities, unfavorable trends, or deviations from published plans. Routinely meets with management and helps formulate effective financial strategies; advises management in analyzing and interpreting financial data for managerial decision-making; collaborates with managers at all levels and with the various sections within the Finance Branch.
Compiles and submits routine and non-routine responses to data requests from management and higher headquarters that may include supplemental data calls, midyear reviews, indirect support calculations, validation of execution data, etc. Regularly communicates and coordinates with financial and program managers internal and external to MR.
Provide World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Take action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adhere to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adhere to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.
Performs other related duties as assigned. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.
A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a related field appropriate to the work of position AND three years of experience in the occupation, or a related field or work area., OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, accounting theories, practices, methods, and techniques to independently perform a variety of assignments and advise managers on accounting and financial matters Ability to apply principles and practices of budget formulation and knowledge of the relationship between accounting and budgeting systems. Skill in using computers, electronic communications, and spreadsheet analysis; analyzing accounting systems or in modifying and adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques and procedures to solve a variety of accounting problems; in gathering, assembling, consolidating and analyzing financial data and drawing conclusions and recommending work process improvements. Skill to communicate effectively orally and in writing sufficient to prepare reports and guidance, provide briefings on controversial or complex topics and to establish and maintain effective relationships and collaborate with various levels of management. Ability to resolve complex or controversial issues or problems and provide advice and assistance on matters of equal difficulty.