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Finance Resource Officer

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $58,230 - $86,182* *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As a Finance Resource Officer for the CIA, you will serve as one of the most trusted and financially accountable officers within the Agency. As a formally appointed Certifying Officer, you will be entrusted with making decisions requiring the highest integrity and knowledge of government and Agency regulations. You will provide the full range of financial services to officers and offices across the Agency and Intelligence Community, including: financial calculations based on regulations and unique operational activities; financial analysis of programs and budgets; use of accounting methodologies under both General Services Administration (GSA) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and a myriad of other job functions that relate to bill payments, contract payments, and the monitoring and managing of cash flow. You will be directly linked to customers, helping to resolve both routine and complex financial processes - delivering innovative and agile solutions in support of the CIA's global mission.

The majority of your career will be based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with the first 4-6 years focused on providing you with basic Agency and government-unique knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to perform in a range of developmental positions. Some examples of entry-level offices that you may serve in are: Accounts and Liaison, Central Travel Services, Budget and Execution offices, Compensation Group, Contract Audit and Payment. For those interested in travel, you will have the opportunity to compete for global positions after successfully completing your initial developmental program.

The CIA is committed to you and your development, and provides a variety of progressively more responsible career paths and training opportunities, enabling you to achieve your career goals while supporting mission needs.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support

The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
    • Finance
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • A minimum of two accounting courses (6 semester credit hours) with a "“B"” or better
  • Demonstrated excellent:
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Customer service
    • Analytic and problem-solving abilities
    • Team and independent work ethic
  • Documented good credit history
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in the following functional disciplines:
    • Business
    • Accounting
    • Banking
    • Financial analysis
  • Graduate degree in Business or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant license
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.

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