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    This National Guard position is for a COST ACCOUNTANT, Position Description Number T5137000 and is part of the MA ARNG USPFO Comptroller Division, National Guard. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: Mr. Michael McNamara at (339)202-3832.

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    1. Cost Accounting: The incumbent will analyze, examine, and interpret accounting data, records and reports to determine past costs, identify improperly recorded costs, and reallocate cost to ensure they are recorded in proper cost structure. Incumbent will utilize GFEBS to inform managers of the cost of performing various functions associate with Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Service Support Programs (SSP), and assist them in using their funds in a more cost efficient and cost effective manner in support of their goals. Incumbent furnishes advice and assistance to management on accounting and financial management matters, analyzes information, resolves conflicting data, and formulates recommendations for management decisions. Coordinates and integrates analytical activities related to cost accounting and management. Using appropriate costing methodologies, the incumbent develops cost accounting data to provide accurate and timely financial information to satisfy command information requirements and to document full costs of installation activities. Accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards are used to in internal matters involving regulatory requirements, statutory provisions, in internal matters involving regulatory requirements, statutory provisions, procedures, systems, or problems arising from changes in mission, programs or organizational structure. Monitors and assists in implementation of approved and directed procedural and cost management changes. Evaluates proposed regulatory changes and employee suggestions referred by the USPFO and provides comments and recommendations. 30%

    2. Managerial Accounting: Provides accounting advice and recommendations to program managers and the installation staff. Determines, selects, organizes and analyzes appropriate data for the effectiveness and/or efficiency of operations for use in executing performance measurements. Interprets financial management policy and provides guidance to staff elements. Identifies, monitors and reports trends and performance measurements that will aid managers in making financial management decisions. Manages the General Ledger to ensure the reconciliation of all General Ledger Tie Point issues, and taking corrective action to input or reverse spending chain transaction or coordination with the DFAS Tie Point team for GFEBS Tier 2 corrections. Reviews and analyzes General Ledge Abnormal Balances, and takes corrective action to correct, or coordinates with the DFAS General Ledger team for correction. Participates in formal briefings and meetings to provide advice and assistance. 30%

    3. Plans, coordinates and performs comprehensive reviews, special studies, and selective internal examinations of USPFO functions pertaining to cost management environment under the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) and its interfacing feeder systems (STANFINS/AFCOS, SPS, DTS, DCPS,GCSS-A, ODS, FCM, IATS). Conducts detailed analysis on Interfacing System Information Documents (IDOCs) and takes corrective action to ensure proper system master data allows for proper interfacing. Manages the Interfund process to ensure all transactions are appropriately cleared from the Interfund Uncleared List. Corrective action includes detailed analysis and collaboration with the DFAS Defense Cash Accounting Ability System team and the DFAS del Mar team. Applies a knowledge of military and civilian pay entitlements and allowances and military and civilian travel entitlements; knowledge of the USPFO organization, mission, and functions; a thorough understanding of management, organization, and resources utilization policies and principles, and knowledge of review and analysis techniques including statistical sampling techniques and procedures. Identifies such problems as document flow and controls, inaccurate records and reports, regulatory compliance, conflicts with regulatory guidance, and correctness of payment and accounting for public funds. Analyzes and evaluates findings, determines types of corrective/improvement actions needed, and develops formal reports for submission to the Financial Manager. Recommends changes to procedures and practices covering all functional areas, additional training, and changes in the utilization of resources. (30%)

    4. Confers with representatives of other local offices/directorates to resolve USPFO problems associated with improper cost management attributable to functions under their jurisdiction. Confers with representative of higher headquarters or other agencies to coordinate scheduled assistance visits, furnish requested data or information concerning completed or ongoing local reviews/projects, respond to questions, provide on-site assistance, discuss identified but not fully resolved problems, and obtain additional information to accomplish required/recommended actions and/or future program efforts. (10%)

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0510 Accounting

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