Assistant Director - Auditing (IT)
Occasional travel - Travel required whenever necessary to complete engagement associated work
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Knowledge of Information Technology systems is desired.You must meet all qualifications requirements BEFORE the closing date of this announcement.
A. 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.")
B. 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.
In addition to the above basic requirement listed above, applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band level, or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service, which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience as auditing or assessing financial management systems (such as ACF2, AIX, CGI, Momentum, DB2, Oracle Federal Financials, PeopleSoft, SAP, Sun Solaris, and Windows Server) that includes planning, conducting, and reporting on audit or evaluation results.
NOTE: Positions in GAO are covered under the agency’s performance based compensation system, which is pay-banded. This position is classified as a PE-0511, Band III, which is equivalent to the GS-15 level in the federal government.
This is a Non-bargaining unit position.
OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS: Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.
Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit http://www.sss.gov/.
Selectees will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the assessment questions. Please make sure that your responses to the assessment questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume”, your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.
All applicants will be rated on the following KSA’s or competencies:
1. Mastery of the theory, concepts, and practices of financial and information systems auditing.
2. Knowledge of performance, financial, and information technology auditing as well as accounting theory and techniques in order to assist in the planning, operational development, implementation, and management of GAO’s auditing programs and activities.
3. Ability to manage, direct, and coordinate a diverse and geographically disbursed audit workforce to accomplish organizational goals, objectives, and priorities.
4. Skill in project management to ensure timely completion of engagements with available resources.
5. Ability to apply interpersonal skills including the ability to interview, negotiate, and brief senior officials; ability to collaborate with an audit team in the development of audit plans, conduct audit projects, and write reports to substantiate findings.
6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to provide expert advice and guidance, on-the-job training (OJT) and assistance on IT-related matters for information systems auditors.
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