Washington, D.C
May 28, 2022
Jun 03, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time

As an Auditor, in this position, you will assist in the audits and financial analyses of campaigns and political organizations. Specifically, you will:
  • Assist in auditing the committees of persons seeking election to the office of the President, the House of Representatives, the Senate, as well as political party organizations and political action committees that fail to meet the Commission's standards for compliance with federal campaign finance laws.
  • Perform analysis of data from multi-use accounting systems, such as those used by political party organizations and the political action arms of labor unions and major corporations.
  • Conduct compliance reviews and special projects, with guidance and supervision by higher graded auditors and Audit Division managers.
  • Assist in preparing draft reports that incorporate audit findings and recommendations, comments made by the auditee, and responses to those comments, ensuring adequacy, technical sufficiency and adherence to the audit program and division quality standards.
  • Perform bank reconciliations, database reconciliations, dollar unit sampling (DUS) and other audit procedures necessary to complete an audit with guidance from higher graded auditors and Audit Division management.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • The selectee will be required to travel, as some audits take place in the field.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial or official transcripts must be provided with your application.

Basic Education Requirement for the Auditing Series, 0511
  • Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of option A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in option A; and (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or certificate.
  • Minimum Qualification Requirement for the GS-0511-09:

    Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors) applying basic analysis. This must include activities such as: (1) applying analysis research and evaluation techniques; (2) using databases and spreadsheets (e.g., Access, Excel, etc.); (3) conducting audit assignments requiring an integrated analysis of a number different operational regulations; and (4) writing and reviewing segments of audit reports and memoranda to ensure adequacy, technical sufficiency, and adherence to an audit program.

    Have 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree, or master's, or equivalent graduate degree, that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

    Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate education. Note: To compute this, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required above; then determine your total qualifying graduate education as a percentage of the education required above; add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal to 100 percent to qualify. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

    In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below: Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages. If you do not provide a cover letter with your application, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    Auditing - Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program audits.

    Audit Reporting - Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques used to report audit findings (criteria, condition, cause, effect, and recommendation).

    Financial Analysis - Knowledge of the principles and methods to identify, analyze, evaluate and specify the requirements; to include conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis.

    Oral Communication- Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

    Self-Management - Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.

    Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

    Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Volunteer or unpaid experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide your unofficial or official transcripts to support your educational claims.

    Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here . You must provide translated transcripts.

    Additional information

    FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

    If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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