Financial Management Analyst

posted in Accounting on September 13th, 2017

Financial Management Analyst GS-0501-7/9/11



About our Agency:  As the world’s largest finance and accounting firm, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) pays all Department of Defense (DoD) military and civilian personnel, retirees and annuitants, and major DoD contractors and vendors.  We take great pride in serving the men and women who serve America, and invite goal-oriented people like you to challenge yourself while providing a service to our nation.  Employment with DFAS means access to generous benefits such as: health, vision, and dental insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits.

These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Financial Management Experts. DFAS has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified candidates possessing a finance, accounting, management, or actuarial science degree, or a related degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study, or equivalent experience, related to the functions of the position to be filled.  We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend, as appropriate, based upon the needs of the Agency.  Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received.  Selections may be made at the GS-7, G-9, or GS-11 entry grade levels at any point during the announcement open period.

About the position:

–          Manages programs and processes in order to ensure efficient and compliant execution of financial management resources
–          Prepares and delivers briefings, training sessions, consultations and strategy sessions with other staff service functions and activities to influence managers and others to accept findings and recommendations.
–          Assesses a variety of reports received from internal and external sources to develop formalized recommendations for management’s consideration.
–          Evaluates operations, policies, procedures, and internal controls of financial operations to prevent and detect deficiencies in the operation of financial management areas.
–          Receives special projects pertaining to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of financial management operations and related functional requirements
–          Duties will be developmental in nature while performing below the maximum grade level (GS-11)

This position is developmental and selections may be made at the GS-7, GS-9, or GS-11 entry grade levels with a full performance level of GS-11.  Once eligibility and qualification requirements are met, selectees will be eligible for promotion at management discretion to the GS-9 and GS-11 grade levels without further competition.

The salary range for each entry grade is as follows:

GS-7: Minimum $40,684 Maximum $52,893 GS-9: Minimum $49,765 Maximum $64,697 GS-11: Minimum $60,210 Maximum $78,270

Moving expenses will not be paid.


  1. Financial Management DHA eligibility via one of the following:

o   Awarded a degree in finance, accounting, management, actuarial science, or a related field from an accredited college or university;


o   Experience related to the functions of the position being filled

  1. Human Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria.  Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe this in your resume.  Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient.

o   To be hired at the GS-7 entry grade level, applicants must have:

  • 1 year of experience applying financial laws, principles, systems, policies, methods, and practices to provide routine technical guidance to managers, employees and/or customers; gathering data from financial systems; and researching financial policies and laws to resolve common financial issues.


  • One full year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement which can be met by:
  • Grade point average of a 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Class standing in the upper third of my graduating class or major subdivision


  • Membership in a national scholastic honor society) may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

o   To be hired at the GS-9 entry grade level, applicants must have:

  • 1 year of experience researching and interpreting financial regulations, policies and laws to provide substantive recommendations and advice to managers; analyzing and evaluating reports and data from financial systems to identify issues and discrepancies; and researching and interpreting financial policies and laws to resolve financial issues.


  • Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master’s or equivalent graduate degree, may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

o   To be hired at the GS-11 entry grade level, applicants must have:

  • 1 year of experience analyzing financial and accounting operations to recommend process improvements; monitoring and evaluating financial systems to identify weaknesses and ensure compliance with internal controls; and analyzing the impact of applicable laws and regulations on an organization’s financial policies, operations and systems and recommending changes to maintain compliance.


  • Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.


  1. This National Security position requires a background investigation.  If you are selected and cannot obtain favorable suitability and security determinations within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed issues with your background investigation, the employment offer may be withdrawn.


  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or National


  1. Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12/31/1959)


  1. A two year probationary period may be required.


  1. Selections at the entry levels, GS-07 and GS-09, with a maximum grade of GS-11 will be covered by a formal training development program with promotion opportunities under the DFAS Leaders In Motion (LIM) Program. The purpose of this program is to develop well-qualified, well-trained, high potential employees for future positions within DFAS. Promotion is conditional based on performance, successful completion of training, and availability of higher graded work. Participants who do not successfully complete the program may be separated. Individuals who previously successfully completed the program will not be placed in the formal developmental program and are ineligible for having pay set using maximum payable rate or pay retention.


  1. This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Level 2 Certification under the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program as a condition of employment. If you are selected, you will have to obtain this certification within two (2) years of your entry on duty in the position unless you are already in a position that requires a Level 2 Certification in which case you must complete the certification within the original 2-year period. Failure to become certified within the required time-frame may be grounds for removal from the position and/or from Federal service.

How to apply:

–          Submit your resume detailing how you meet the education, experience, and certification requirements for this position.

–          In the announcement questionnaire, you’ll be asked to provide your College/University name(s), type of degree(s), date degree(s) earned, and a listing of your coursework that will meet the education requirement.

–          A transcript will be required prior to employment.

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