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Supervisory Accounting Technician - General Ledger NF3

Job Summary

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 businessservices 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 professionalsto join our GeneralLedger (“GL”) team within a new Finance & Accounting Shared Services Center (SSC) operation, a component of the Global Business Services (GBS) operation.

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

Working hours may be adjusted to support East or West coast Marine Corps Installations.

Major Duties

Provides guidance to the GL Accounting Technicians and GL Lead Accounting Technicians on a variety of accounting clerical duties pertaining to the preparation and maintenance of journals, accrual entries, subsidiary ledgers, weekly and monthly reconciliations, and period end close procedures. Receives, analyzes, processes and classifies accounting documents. Reviews documents for validity, completeness and correctness of accounting data. Accurately records data into an automated accounting system. Maintains required records and ledgers, prepares month-end accounting documents and financial reports, etc. Reviews processed journal entries and reconciliations for accuracy and completeness.

Accurately post completed journal entries into a financial management system. Relays instructions from the higher-level GL supervisor, monitors work load to ensure department meets service level agreements within specified timelines. Responsible for solving problems with varying degrees of difficulty. Demonstrates work methods, provides work-related guidance, and conducts on-the-job training and instructions. Ensures worksite materials and tools are available to complete work. Assists managers on the proper use of funds and provides training and guidance to financial and non-financial personnel on financial responsibilities and processes. Completes assignments that involve various financial operations and transactions.

Analyzes and reconciles accounting data, transactions and complex reconciliation documents and other data to derive logical and accurate conclusions and determines appropriate corrective action to take when faced with discrepancies. Analyzes the effects of transactions on financial reports and briefs management on financial impact and discrepancies. Analyzes accounting reports, statements, and other accounting data. Evaluates financial results and trends, leading to process improvements. Recommends management actions when financial data shows emerging opportunities, unfavorable trends or deviations from plans. Interprets and evaluates polices, references and guidelines for application to specific problems. Recommends resolution of problems by providing appropriate methodologies that conform to MCCS Policy and generally accepted accounting principles.

Develops and recommends internal policy directives and Standard Operating Procedures. Coordinates activities involved in the annual preparation of various financial documents and reports. Participates in the preparation of the year-end audit schedules and assists in responding to auditor requests for financial data and analytical reviews. Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates in a positive and friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level GL supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise.

Supervises employees to include: assigning, distributing, evaluating work; coaching, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring employees; approving and disapproving leave, recommending and completing personnel actions, recommending and completing performance reviews, recommending and administering discipline, recommending and administering incentive awards, signing timecards, training employees, keeping abreast of and actively supporting the principles of the EEO program, and prevention of sexual harassment, being alert to alcohol/drug abuse to take appropriate action, serving as final authority for SSC level human resources controversies, being responsive to human capital strategic plans, succession management initiatives, and civilian leader development.

Works with higher-level GL supervisor to ensure efficiency of procedures and makes suggestions for continuous improvement opportunities accordingly. Conducts on-the-job training and demonstrates work methods and provides work-related guidance. Ensures worksite materials and tools are available to complete work. Coordinates workflow among team members to ensure that timelines and goals are met. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Uses required safety equipment, and observes safe work procedures. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment. Maintains and enforces security of funds, merchandise, supplies and equipment to preclude or minimize the potential for fraud, waste and abuse.

Performs other related duties as assigned. This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting (up to 20 lbs) may be required.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and three years’ relevant work experience that demonstrates knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices. Knowledge of accounting and reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers. 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 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. Skill to gather, assemble consolidate and analyze financial data and draw conclusions and recommend work process improvements. Skill to prepare reports and guidance, and provide briefings on controversial and complex topics, collaborate with various levels of management, resolve issues and problems and provide advice and assistance. 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 Fusion, etc.). A high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel. The candidate should possess organizational, management, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate supervisory qualities and leadership skills, initiative, professionalism and ability to work under pressure; ability to maintain quality service in a busy office environment; excellent change management skills and willingness to be flexible. Must have the skill to supervise employees in the accomplishment of work.