US Marine Corps Headquarters– Accountant

Closing date: August 16, 2016

Salary: $55-70,000

Accountant NF

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.  As a service-oriented organization, we never waver in our commitment to our Corps.


Assists the Senior Financial Manager (Analysis and Reporting) by providing professional accounting oversight of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) financial programs.  Interprets and evaluates general guidelines and references for local application to specific problems, and advises MCCS managers on changes to accounting systems and program operations.  Provides technical advice and coordinates on all financial operation instructions.  Reviews financial policies and procedures to ensure they are appropriate and accurate.  Provides analysis of accounting reports, statements, and other accounting data to MCCS management and assists them in ensuring NAF funds are not used where prohibited or when Appropriated Funds (APF) support is authorized.  Provides input to MCCS financial briefings.

Performs financial analyses and prepares a variety of reports and related documents.  Performs financial analysis of financial statements and operating conditions by comparing MCCS standards and goals, and local financial goals.  Prepares financial analysis of all installation Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities (NAFIs) and their cost centers using financial statements, budgets, historical data and personal research.  Provides MCCS personnel with timely statistical data and reports on sales, revenue, cost of goods trends, labor costs, and other operating expenses.  These reports assist MCCS management in making decisions regarding future operations and identifying weak areas requiring management attention.  Works with MCCS management developing Get Well Plans to correct deficiencies.  Performs internal financial review and special financial studies and analyses as required.

Performs a variety of tasks related to financial planning and administration of accounting systems covering operations and expenses of supported MCCS activities.  Ensures appropriate General Ledger Accounts Codes (GLACs) and cost centers have been used, documents findings and recommendations.  When appropriate, provides written feedback to MCCS management.  Employs statistical and other sampling techniques to review subsidiary accounts, and verifies reconciliation with the general ledger has been satisfactorily accomplished.

Reviews Headquarters audit reports and all field activity audit reports and addresses areas identified as MCCS/Headquarter responsibility.  When necessary, prepares MCCS-HQTR responses to identified findings and recommendations; tracks corrective action until closed; and coordinates on audit non-concurrences and tracks them to resolution.

May travel to complete work assignments and conduct or attend conferences and meetings.


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 accounting theories, practices, methods, and techniques to independently perform a variety of assignments and advise managers on accounting and financial matters.  Knowledge of accounting automated systems design practices and limitations.  Skill in using computers, electronic communications, and spreadsheet analysis; analyzing accounting systems or modifying and adapting conventional accounting and analytical techniques and procedures to solve a variety of accounting problems; NAF missions, functions, applicable regulations, and their relationship to other federal activities and private industry to determine the impact of financial transactions on internal and external operations.  Knowledge of and skills to perform audit and review procedures sufficient to review internal controls, account reconciliation and financial statements.  Skill to:  communicate orally and in writing sufficient to prepare reports and guidance and provide briefings on controversial or complex topics; establish and maintain effective relationships and collaborate with various levels of management within the federal and/or private sectors; resolve complex or controversial issues or problems and provide advice and assistance on matters of equal difficulty.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website:

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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