STAFF ACCOUNTANT NF4

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Closes
Nov 02, 2020
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Responsibilities

Performs professional accounting tasks in order to properly account for, manage, and execute funding for Business and Support Services Division (MR) Division and support activities. Works in collaboration with program and/or support managers, the Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA) Financial Manager, and Finance Branch staff to properly execute the MR Appropriated Fund (APF) and Nonappropriated (NAF) budgets in a timely manner. 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.

In collaboration with the Controller, manages the budgeting of APF and NAF funding for all MR programs and support activities; ensures Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) programs and support activities are funded from proper sources and ensures respective funding streams are properly identified in annual budgets to meet MCCS goals. Independently determines the scope of studies. Works with program and support managers to ensure that procurement actions are executed from the proper funding stream, are properly coded, and properly crafted to ensure timely execution. Works with program and support managers to ensure the execution of quarterly obligation funding levels. Determines compliance with regulations, reasonableness of estimates and sufficiency of justifications. Informs Controller and Assistant Controller of financial impact and discrepancies.

In collaboration with the Controller, manages the Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) program; oversees the execution of all UFM Memorandum of Agreements; coordinates billing and payment; ensures that accounting for UFM in both the APF and NAF system is in compliance with policy, guidance, and organizational goals.

Ensures proper accounting treatment of program and support financial transactions; proper application of generally accepted accounting principles for NAF transactions; proper application of appropriation and contract law where applicable; and proper metric accounting for program and support costs.

Develops, maintains, and manages the APF budget as prescribed by the M&RA Financial Manager, MR CFO, higher headquarters, and policy directives. Develops, maintains, and manages the NAF budget as prescribed by the MR CFO, higher headquarters, and policy directives. Develops and delivers budgeting training for MR staff as needed.

Researches, analyzes, and provides routine and ad-hoc reports that summarize APF and NAF execution for program and support managers and MCCS staff. 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 Program Objective Memorandum (POM) inputs, supplemental data calls, midyear reviews, indirect support calculations, validation of execution data, etc.

Participates in routine closing and reconciliation tasks and special projects as they arise. Performs other related duties as assigned and regularly communicates and coordinates with financial and program managers internal and external to MR.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications

EVALUATIONS:

Qualifications

A degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance or public administration, or a combination of education and experience - four years of experience in accounting and 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing, or a certificate, or substantial course work in accounting or auditing, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college level education and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. 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. Experience with appropriation law and contract law. 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.

Education

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION"

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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