It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 200th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 08/23/2017; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.
OIG is organized into three line elements: the Offices of Investigations, Audits and Evaluations, and Healthcare Inspections; along with the Office of Contract Review and the Office of Management and Administration. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 30 cities throughout the country.
The Auditor, located in the Office of Audits and Evaluations (OAE), assists in overseeing VA’s financial statement audit conducted by a contractor and performs other financial related audits or other contract oversight work.
- 25% or Greater
- Travel nationwide under tight deadlines. The incumbent should anticipate frequent walking and standing as a component of this travel.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Leading in the planning and conducting of audits demonstrating knowledge of audit standards;
- Communicating complex and/or controversial issues, justifying conclusions reached, and recommending courses of actions in a performance audit environment; AND
- Performing formal and informal briefings and presentations of a technical nature to high-level management defending a position, or to gain support from the audience concerning performance audits.
Education Requirements: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting or 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. OR 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.
The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
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As an Auditor, you will:
• Assist in overseeing the contracted financial statement audit or other contracted audits by performing activities such as reviewing contractor deliverables for compliance with contract requirements; coordinating contractor work with department officials; documenting oversight work and conclusions; and providing administrative support.
• Conduct other financial management, financial system, and special financial audits and reviews; assist in developing annual and long-range plans for audits and reviews of major financial programs, functions, and systems; and provide technical advice on financial and accounting issues to OA and OIG management, and to various other OIG staff.
• Be responsible for planning and carrying out assignments; direct lower-level staff members; resolve conflicts that arise; coordinate the work with others; interpret policy and regulatory requirements; develop changes to audit plan and methodology as required; and provide recommendations for improvements in order to meet program objectives. Keep superiors informed of progress and potentially controversial matters.
• Prepare and/or review work papers; assess findings for incorporation into final audit report; develop audit findings; ensure sufficient, competent, and relevant evidence is documented to support audit project findings. Prepare debriefs and write portions of the draft report.