Job Overview


About the Agency

The Flight Projects Directorate, Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) (Code 407) is looking for a highly skilled individual to serve as a Financial Manager. As the Financial Manager, you will supply financial management expertise to the establishment of technical program/project objectives.


Please be sure to review your resume on the 'Review tab' by clicking on 'Your Resume.' Ensure that the correct copy of the resume you have selected has been transferred from your USAJOBS account. If you fail to validate the information in your resume, you may not be appropriately evaluated for this position. Also, please be sure to review and complete the Supplemental Information questions.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'resume received - complete.' If your status is 'Application Started,' you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.

As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

If you are an individual with a disability and have questions regarding the Federal special hiring authorities for individuals with disabilities or would like to request a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process, please contact the Disability Program Manager by email at Goddard Space Flight Center offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities including onsite sign language interpreters, readers, and is a participating agency with the Computer Electronics Accommodations Program.

(NOTE: For additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please copy and paste the following address into your browser:


As the Financial Manager, you will be responsible for integrating all financial management activities for ESTO managed programs, evaluating relationships between major NASA administered programs including any changes, and assessing the financial state of the projects within the technology program. Distribute funds control allocations to all performing organizations and product teams, maintain or monitor accounting records to prevent over-obligation, and periodically analyze funds to identify possible trends which may result in surplus or shortage of funds. Ensure adequate funds are distributed to assure full program coverage. Work with other business entities to consolidate, analyze and represent data for viable overview of the financial status of the program. Provide recommendations to the Program Manager on adjustments to work to optimize the use of funds. Assure that program funding data is entered into NASA financial systems correctly. Review and coordinate accounting records and prepare apportionment, allocations, and operating budgets. Develop phasing plans for commitment, obligation, cost and disbursement; monitor, track, and report on project performance versus these plans. Conduct annual year-end closing activities and reconcile with accounting records.

Review, analyze, and report on various program and project subsystem areas. Identify accounting changes, resource control functions, and operating level problems to ensure funds are efficiently controlled and financial records accurately reflect the status of the project's financial condition. Develop resources data for presentations or reports on financial goals, objectives, and information to meet programmatic, budgetary, and management initiatives. Apply expert knowledge of resource control functions of financial planning, financial reporting, and accounting systems ensuring that requirements are met in accordance with laws, regulations, and standards.

Assist the Project Manager with interpretation of budget guidance and guidelines and discuss specific budget issues with NASA Headquarters. Consolidate and validate input from subordinate levels for the presentation of the budget. Conduct analysis and generate options and recommendations which will support and meet program and project objectives. Participate in various levels of programmatic and institutional budget reviews at the Directorate, Center and especially at the NASA Headquarters level.