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Lead Accounting Technician Nf3

Company name
U.S. Marine Corps

$35,000.00 to $45,000.00

Kansas City, MO

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$35,000 to $45,000 per year

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NF 03

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Appointment type

Permanent - Regular


3 vacancies in the following location:

Kansas City, MO

3 vacancies

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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.


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The Mission of the Business and Support Services Division (MR) is “Investing in Marines for duty, home and self.” We provide policy and resources to support commanders in executing business services and programs aboard Marine Corps installations worldwide, as well as back-office support to the Marine and Family Division and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). MCCS is a comprehensive set of programs that support and enhance the operational readiness, war fighting capabilities, and life quality of Marines, their families, retirees and civilians. MCCS delivers goods and services, including management of retail operations, at over 2,250 facilities with a staff of more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

To help fulfill our vision, to be “the iconic business force of the armed forces,” we are seeking experienced, innovative, creative, and energetic professionals to support the process leadership teams for Accounts Payable (“AP”), Payroll, Revenue Accounting (“AR”) or General Ledger (“GL”) within a new Finance & Accounting Shared Services Center (SSC) operation.

This position is permanently located in Kansas City, Missouri, with potential travel to Marine Corps Installations during the transition phase.

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Serves as the Lead Accounting Technician, relaying instructions from the Process Manager (AR, AP, Payroll or GL), 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 applicable to AP, AR Payroll or GL processes in retail and cost environments. 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. Assists in reconciling various account balances with the general ledger on a monthly basis using double entry accounting procedures. Performs daily review, analysis and reconciliation of accounting data. Works directly with MCCS accounting personnel in reviewing and analyzing detail account data and maintains continuous liaison with vendors, MCCS personnel, credit card clearinghouses, and 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. 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 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. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Job family (Series)

0503 Financial Clerical And Assistance



Conditions of Employment

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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 AP, Payroll, AR or 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.


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:

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.



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

Required Documents

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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.



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.

How to Apply

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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Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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 and hiring process 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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New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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