Description of Duties:
The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA) seeks a Senior Auditor/Analyst to manage comprehensive audits of District of Columbia operations. The incumbent assists junior staff members with research, report writing, analyzing data, and records review. The incumbent advises management on project plans and schedules; and makes recommendations to remedy issues identified in audits to promote and ensure compliance, efficiency, and accountability. ODCA auditors and analysts review the operations of the District government based on risk assessments and the priorities of the legislature and make recommendations to improve government performance. Our auditors and analysts are independent thinkers dedicated to improving the economy, efficiency, and accountability of the District government.
The incumbent will:
- Plan and conduct comprehensive reviews of District government policies and programs. Includes defining objectives and scope; and developing strategies to monitor, assess, and report on government operations;
- Lead a team to obtain sufficient, reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide a strong basis for findings regarding the agency, policy or program under examination;
- Lead and participate in planning, developing, and presenting written reports and oral briefings that cover the findings, their cause and effect, status, and recommendations to improve operations;
- Design and conduct survey/risk assessments;
- Research relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices;
- Interview agency staff to gain an understanding of agency operations and internal controls;
- Lead entrance, close-out, and exit meetings;
- Work toward making audits more efficient through automated techniques or improvements to the review process;
- Where appropriate, execute audit phases including preparing and reviewing work papers, schedules, and summaries documenting evidence, as well as findings and conclusions;
- Ensure that all phases of an audit comply with ODCA policies and procedures, as well as any required external standards;
- Draft pertinent sections of reports and appropriately assemble reports from portions drafted by junior staff members with minimal supervision and minimal need for further review;
- Conduct in-house briefings to audit supervisor and senior level management;
- Support the professional development of junior staff members by providing feedback on their application of relevant knowledge and skills; and
- Where appropriate, track and assess the progress of corrective measures taken by auditee agencies regarding implementation of recommendations.
Work primarily is performed in an office setting. Due to the delicate and confidential nature of the audit work involved, incumbent exercises extreme discretion in discussing information concerning audits handled by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor. The incumbent has regular contact with officials from other District government agencies.
For promotion from a Career Service 14 position, the incumbent will have to apply/compete for a Management Supervisory Service or Excepted Service position.
The incumbent of this position will possess at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Political Science, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Statistics, or another field relevant to the work of the District of Columbia Auditor.
Successful incumbents for the CS 14 Senior Auditor/Analyst position will have the following required experience and skills:
- More than 8 years of relevant experience in public policy, government accounting, accounting, auditing, program evaluation/analysis, or risk assessment; or an equivalent combination of professional experience and education;
- Ability to meet competing demands or deadlines, make responsible decisions on short notice, and adapt to prescribed policies and procedures;
- Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in developing audit plans, conducting highly complex reviews, and writing reports to substantiate findings;
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to interview, negotiate with, and brief senior officials;
- Ability to apply new developments in audit and/or analytical concepts and techniques to changing programs to increase efficiency and effectiveness in identifying problems, gathering information, and writing reports;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Excel and Word).
In addition to general experience listed above, the successful incumbent for the CS 14 Senior Auditor/Analyst position also will have three or more of the following preferred skills and experience in addition to meeting the requirements above:
- Possess a certificate as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or a Certified Internal Auditor certification obtained through written examinations; or 24 semester hours of accounting;
- Specialized experience providing guidance on audit policy development and interpretation in the performance of high-profile audits covering multiple years, involving multiple agencies, and reviewing voluminous data or financial reports for technical competency and compliance with government standards;
- Working knowledge of government auditing standards; generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, techniques, methodology, procedures, and analysis; research and investigation; or policy and program evaluation;
- Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analyses to present findings to the audit supervisor and senior management resulting in informed decisions and final recommendations;
- Experience working in a local, state, or federal government oversight agency;
- Experience using TeamMate or an equivalent records management software system;
- A graduate degree in a field relevant to the position.
The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor does not audit taxes.
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