The primary purpose of the Auditor position is to perform performance and financial audits, inspections/evaluations, and other reviews of Library of Congress programs under the supervision of the Inspector General or his or her designee. Activities typically involve examining varied topics and complex, novel, or highly controversial issues concerning the programs, functions, and/or operations of the Library of Congress. They are conducted to evaluate the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of program operations; to determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; to evaluate internal controls; and to identify fraud, waste, abuse, illegal acts, and mismanagement. Assignments require extensive problem definition, planning, and coordination. The auditor provides input in formulating the engagement plan, applying conventional techniques as part of gathering and analyzing data, and preparing written products and making oral presentations. As part of these activities, the auditor gathers and researches reference materials to gain an understanding of the audit areas under review, as well as applicable laws, regulations, and industry best practices. The auditor also develops subject matter expertise and interacts regularly with OIG colleagues, other employees of the Library, and other officials. The auditor, who may perform individually or with a team, works in accordance with OIG policies and procedures and federal government auditing standards when conducting performance audits (Government Auditing Standards (The Yellow Book: 2011 Revision) and the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The auditor also works in accordance with other standards as appropriate when conducting inspections/evaluations or other reviews (e.g., standards established by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency).
This position is located in the Office the Inspector General, Library of Congress.
The position description number for this position is 337766.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
- Not Required
Ability to plan audits or other similar projects.**
Ability to conduct audits or other similar projects.**
Ability to provide program management advice and assistance.
Ability to present information in writing.**
Ability to present information orally.
Ability to utilize computer technology.
Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
1. Degree: accounting; or a degree 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. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.") OR
2. 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:
1. Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
3. 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 paragraph 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 paragraph 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.
You must provide legible transcripts or a list of college courses showing completed course work, semester hours earned, and degree(s) awarded, and a copy of your professional certification, if applicable as noted under the Basic Requirements. Failure to submit the required documentation at the time of application will eliminate you from further consideration. Official documents will be required if selected.