Financial Auditor Undergraduate Intern

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2017
Closes
Oct 24, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

GAO's work is designed to address four goals:

-to help the Congress address current and emerging challenges to the well-being and financial security of the American people;

- to help the Congress to respond to changing security threats and the challenges of global interdependence;

- to help transform the Federal government to address national challenges; and

- to maximize the value of GAO by enabling quality, timely service to Congress and by being a leading practices Federal agency.

As a Financial Management and Assurance (FMA) summer intern, you will learn how to conduct federal audits and apply that knowledge as part of a team. Financial Auditors participate in a wide range of engagements with the overall objective of strengthening accountability for the Federal government's assets and operations. They perform financial audits and analyses, promote financial management best practices, assess internal controls, and identify and support improvements in a variety of financial areas affecting program performance. You will assist GAO auditors in planning and conducting audits of agency programs and operations. You will collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

The anticipated start date for these intern positions is May/June 2018. Student interns may have an opportunity for a permanent position based on a successful intern experience (comprised of a minimum of 400 hours) and successful completion of degree requirements. The ability to convert to a GAO permanent or term appointment with 400 hours of work experience acquired through GAO’s internship program is applicable to GAO ONLY.

The pay for these intern positions is at the grade 4 step 1.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - May be authorized


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Enrollment and good standing in an accredited degree program.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Your complete application must be received by closing date of announcement.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • For the essay question of this vacancy announcement, any application that says "Please see resume" or the equivalent or "N/A", will not be accepted.

    Please ensure that you will have the required number of accounting or auditing education hours at the start of the 2018 internship.

    To qualify for the GS-4 level, you must have completed two academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree, AND be enrolled in an academic program leading towards a Bachelor's degree in accounting or auditing.

    All applicants must also have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in accounting or auditing which may include 6 hours in business law by the start of the internship.

    At the start of the program, proof of enrollment through August 2018 leading towards a Bachelor's degree in accounting or auditing must be evident.



    NOTE: You must be a student to participate in the program and continue to be a student until the completion of the minimum 400 hour work requirement. If at any point during the internship (and for any reason) your status as a student changes to that of a non-student, your internship will be terminated.

    Veterans' Preference applies to this announcement. For more information regarding veterans' preference please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming and submit the appropriate documentation to substantiate your claim. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the agency.
    10-Points Veterans’ Preference (disabled veterans or Purple Heart recipients)

    • Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) for the period of service for which you are claiming Veterans’ Preference
      OR
    • Other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions
      AND
    • A signed and dated Standard Form 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” with revision date of August 2008. This form can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
      AND
    • The proof requested on the back of the Standard Form 15 for the type of 10-point Veterans’ Preference you are claiming. (For example, an official statement, dated within the last 12 months, from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service connected disability of 10% or more or receipt of disability retired pay.)
    10-Point Derived Preference (widows/widowers, spouses or mothers of certain deceased or disabled veterans)
    • A signed and dated Standard Form 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” with revision dated of August 2008. This form can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
      AND
    • The proof requested on the back of the Standard Form 15 for the type of 10-point Veterans’ Preference you are claiming. (For example, an official statement, dated within the last 12 months, from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service connected disability of 10% or more or receipt of disability retired pay.)
    5 –Points Veterans’ Preference (veterans who served in a war or during certain prescribed periods of time)
    • Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) for the period of service for which you are claiming Veterans’ Preference
      OR
    • Other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    Special Note to those currently on active duty: If you do not have a DD-214 because you are on active duty and are within 120 days of discharge or release from active duty, you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release under honorable conditions with your application. The certification can be any written document from the armed forces that certified that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    After you submit your application, it will be reviewed to determine whether you have submitted all of the required documents as set forth below by the closing date of the announcement and meet the eligibility requirements. If you have submitted all required documents in a timely fashion and meet the eligibility requirements, your application will be reviewed by a screening panel. The panel will assign a score to your application based on the answer you provide to the essay question contained in this announcement and your resume.
    It is important to have a well written, thoughtful response to the essay question that is supported by your resume. You may draw upon academic, volunteer, and/or work experience as a basis for your response. The essay cannot exceed 2,000 characters, including spaces. You must provide an actual narrative response. Any application that says “Please see resume” or the equivalent or “N/A” will not be accepted. It is important that you do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If the panelists conclude that your narrative response is not supported by your resume, they will adjust your score accordingly.


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