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Sr. Auditor, Contracts Division

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington D.C
Closing date
May 27, 2023

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  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, taxation and financial analysis.
  • N/A
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate is highly desirable.

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.
The Senior Auditor, Contracts Division is responsible for planning and conducting audits and, as required, leading one or more lower-level auditors engaged in contract audits, including those involving modification of construction, supply and cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts, engineering design cost proposals and sole source procurements for manufacturing and spare parts. Provides oversight and guidance for lower-level auditors and may assist in training staff and ensures standard auditing practices are followed. The incumbent's performance will be measured based on demonstrated ability to plan, perform and finalize audits within goals established for the Contract Audit program; to conduct contract reviews of all types and complexities. The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Auditor/Audit Manager with minimum supervision.
  • Participates in the planning and preparation of contract audits of WMATA capital construction, manufacturing/spare parts, architectural and engineering design and consulting contractors, subcontractors, their subsidiaries and related companies involving extensive reviews of contractor claims or proposals, the application of audit sampling techniques and conferences between Authority engineering, construction, contract administration, and, as required, legal staff. Evaluates the effects of the findings on proposed Authority program developments.
  • Participates and leads other lower-level auditors in audits of unlimited scope and complexity.
  • Analyzes existing contractor controls at outset of audit, examining such items as financial records, division of duties and support procedures and internal administrative controls to determine that records and policies are in accord with applicable regulations or specifications. Analyzes internal controls of all types of entities, including large multi-level organizations.
  • Evaluate the reasonableness of contractors' proposed price through cost and price analysis by using accounting, auditing data, and forecasting techniques.
  • Prepares audit plan and objectives for assigned audits, ensuring that significant audit considerations and management requirements are identified and emphasized and, more broadly, that the overall plan is soundly based on generally accepted auditing standards. Prepares plans for audits of comprehensive, unusual, and complex assignments.
  • Conducts selective tests to validate general ledger account balances, subsidiary ledgers and supporting transaction documents to determine the accuracy, completeness and reliability of financial accounting records. Ensures that general and subsidiary ledgers are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and conform to the terms of the contract. Conducts tests and offers technical advice to other auditors on controversial financial transactions.
  • Prepares for major audit elements necessary work-papers, schedules, exhibits, graphics and memoranda detailing audit tests made of the contractor's records. Produces statement of audit findings, accompanying it with supporting work-papers. Prepares supporting data using independent judgment on the nature and extent of documents required.
  • Prepares timely audit reports involving complex audit issues for review with Supervisory Auditor/Audit Manager.
  • Leads and participates in conferences with Contracting Officer staff representatives, Authority technical staff and authorized representatives of outside contractors concerning the contents of audit reports and, as necessary, appears in court hearings or trials as expert witness regarding audit matters. Advises legal counsel and other Authority staff on financial matters.

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The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the second largest rail transit system and the fifth largest bus network in the United States. Safe, clean and reliable, "America's Transit System" transports more than a third of the federal government to work and millions of tourists to the landmarks in the Nation's Capital.

Metro has earned a worldwide reputation for security and architectural beauty. WMATA is clearly the employer of choice for over 10,000 area residents. The Authority was created in 1967 by an interstate compact to plan, develop, build, finance and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the National Capital area. Construction of the Metrorail system began in 1969. Four area bus systems were acquired in 1973. The first phase of Metrorail began operation in 1976. The final leg of the original 103-mile rail network was completed in early 2001. Metrorail now operates 83 stations. One line extension and three new stations are now under construction.

Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500-square-mile area. The transit zone consists of the District of Columbia, the suburban Maryland counties of Montgomery and Prince George's and the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Overall, about 40 percent of the region's residents commute to work on Metro.

Metro and the federal government are partners in transportation. Half of the 83 Metrorail stations serve federal facilities and 36 percent of the local federal workforce uses Metro. We are committed to being an integral part of the Washington metropolitan area by ensuring the best in safe, reliable, cost-effective and responsive transit services, by promoting regional mobility and by contributing toward the social, economic and environmental well-being of our community. Employees are Metro.; We are committed to providing a working environment that fosters a high standard of performance, recognition for contributions and innovations, mutual respect and a healthy quality of life.

We are committed to developing ourselves through technology, training and education. We recognize our diversity as a source of strength that enables us to attain individual and Authority goals. In addition to competitive salaries, Metro employees enjoy a number of attractive benefits. These benefits include paid time off in the form of vacations, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental, life insurances as well as long term disability. Retirement is planned for through a defined contribution plan and a deferred compensation plan. Alternative work schedules, teleworking and free transportation on Metrorail and Metrobus make for an great benefits package for WMATA employees.Jump to our website to apply online for current openings and save the link for future vacancies as they occur.



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