U.S. Marine Corps Lead Accounting Technician, General Ledger NF3* in Kansas City, Missouri

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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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Serves as the Lead Accounting Technician, relaying instructions from the General Ledger Process Manager, initiating key tasks, establishing work cadence and managing team deadlines. Demonstrates work methods, and provides work-related guidance. Ensures worksite materials and tools are available to complete work. Keeps process manager apprised of all issues. Monitors work and meets productivity goals. Ensures employees follow security, safety and housekeeping rules. Responsible for solving problems with varying degrees of difficulty. Conducts on-the-job training and maintains procedures/instructions. Serves as a leader in the section and will perform supervisory duties on an emergency, or short-term and nonrecurring basis.

Performs accounting duties that require detailed knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and processes applicable to retail and cost environments. Provides input as needed on processes associated with Accounts Payable, Revenue Accounting, and Payroll. Personally performs more complex phases of the unit’s work. Creates, compiles, analyzes, verifies and maintains results of formal statistical financial reporting documents utilizing an automated accounting system. Analyzes and validates detailed accounting applications encompassing a wide range of accounts and resolves problems and errors. Assists in processing a large volume of reports on a daily basis. Reconciles various account balances with the general ledger on a monthly basis using double entry accounting procedures. Performs daily review, analysis and reconciliation of operational and project accounting data. Works directly with MCCS accounting personnel in reviewing and analyzing detail account data. Maintains continuous liaison with financial institutions to coordinate prompt solutions to problems as they arise. Conducts audits to ensure the completeness, accuracy and integrity of accounting records, automated subsystems and the account balances and initiates any corrective action. May prepare and maintain financial statements, spreadsheets, journals, subsidiary ledgers, schedules and recapitulations reflecting various accounting transactions. Completes and presents correspondence for action by process manager or local finance. May prepare and maintain process guidance for internal and external customers. Prepares monthly, quarterly and yearly accounting documents, financial reports, trial balances, balance sheets, operational budgets, cash flow budgets and variance analyses. Gathers information and finalizes period end, fiscal year closeout and year-end review reports.

Supports process manager’s implementation of an activity safety program for SSC employees that includes: regular safety meetings; training of employees on available safety regulations, instructions, materials and equipment; reporting workplace accidents to the process managers and Human Resources Office, compliance with OSHA standards and correction of unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Supports process manager’s efforts to ensure employees understand safety infractions, and supports appropriate action to correct situations. Supports process manager’s efforts to ensure minimal loss of duty by complying with “Return to Work” program initiatives and following up on employee wellbeing.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on customer centricity, professionalism and courtesy. Assists customers and communicates in a professional manner by investigating issues, conflicts and problems to provide resolution in a timely manner. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting (up to 20 lbs) may be required.

May travel to complete work assignments. The ability to work in an assigned shift with varying hours. Performs other related duties as assigned. Assists other departments as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

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0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance

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Three years experience that demonstrates knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices; OR Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and relevant work experience; OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above; ability to acquire and apply a knowledge of the principles, policies and operating details of the accounting system; knowledge of procedures necessary to verify and determine problem areas or irregularities and recommend solutions; and specific knowledge of accounting procedures and general accounting office operation.

Knowledge of end-to-end GL processes and associated technology platforms. Skill in analytical reasoning and the ability to apply that skill in the identification, analysis, and conceptualization of problems. Able to clearly communicate information to key stakeholders both written and orally. Demonstrated success in working effectively in a team environment and in building collaborative relationships with peers and other stakeholders. Strong accounting background and systems orientation (such as Computron, Oracle EBS, etc.). Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. A high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel. Skill to lead employees in the accomplishment of work.

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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, the Human Resources Division may obtain a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF306) or any other form specific to the position, state and local background checks and a fingerprint report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a federal investigation as specified within the position description.

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.

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.

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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.

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Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

No

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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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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

  • Stability of Federal Civilian Service

  • People with passion for doing work that matters

  • Quality of Work Life Balance

  • Competitive Pay

  • Comprehensive Benefit Packages

  • Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: www.usmc-mccs.org/careers

Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement. To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

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Agency contact information
BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Phone

703/432-0435

Email

hq.vacancies@usmc-mccs.org

Address

BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION 3044 CATLIN AVE QUANTICO, VA 22134-5003 USA

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Next steps

All applicants who submit an application via our Careers page at www.usmc-mccs.org/careers will be able to view their application status online.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501062000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 06/01/2018 to 11/12/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: NF 03

Salary: $35,000 to $45,000 per year

Appointment type: Permanent - Regular

Work schedule: Full-Time