25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All applicants must have one of the following:
- Degree in accounting
- Degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, economics or public administration and 24 semester hours in accounting including up to 6 hours of business law.
- Four years of accounting experience AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
- Combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade.
For the GS-07, specialized experience which includes: Working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing relatively simple audit steps and tasks such as examining routine financial documents, preparing simple summaries and schedules, and organizing work paper files.
For the GS-09, specialized experience which includes: Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies and preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.
For the GS-11, specialized experience which includes: performing audit assignments using conventional methods and techniques such as developing audit risk assessment and preparing audit programs/plans; testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, and internal controls to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations; recommending initial audit determinations; preparing audit working papers and substantiating documents; drafting reports, or segments of reports, of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations.
For the GS-12, specialized experience which includes: independently performing a variety of audit assignments such as developing audit risk assessment; evaluating and modifying standard audit programs/plans to align with the risk assessment; meeting with auditee to explain audit purpose and obtain necessary information; testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, internal controls, management policies and practices, to assure compliance with accounting and auditing principles, standards and regulations; making initial audit determinations; preparing audit working papers and substantiating documents; drafting reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations.
Paid or unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying volunteer experience.
Applicants may substitute education for Specialized Experience as follows:
For the GS-07: One year of progressively higher level graduate education with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline, or superior academic achievement.
For the GS-09: A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or LL.B. or J.D. with major study in accounting, auditing, or related discipline.
For the GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be use to meet total experience requirements.
Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for GS-12 grade level.
Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements.
To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.
Mobility Agreement: Assignment changes are an inherent part of career development and training for these positions. Auditors may rotate within commuting areas where sufficiently diverse work assignments are available.
Conditions of Employment: The positions filled from this announcement will involve working with Defense Contractors and may be located at a Contractor location. Due to this, there are conditions of employment which preclude any affiliation with the Contractor to which you may be assigned. If selected for this position, you must comply with the independence standards contained in the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) in all matters related to the assigned audit work at the contractor named in your tentative offer letter. You can review the GAGAS Independence standards in Chapter 3 of the standards at http://gao.gov/assets/590/587281.pdf.
In addition, you must be free of any financial conflict with the Contractor to which you may be assigned. You must take action to divest any conflicts prior to appointment. Selected new hires must sign a written agreement upon appointment, stating that they understand this requirement. Failure to do so will be the basis for termination during the initial probationary period. For further guidance on Federal Government Ethics and Conflicts of Interest please see the following link: http://www.oge.gov/Topics/Financial-Conflicts-of-Interest-and-Impartiality/Employees-Entering-Government/
Travel: Some travel is required. Travel is typically local; however, some overnight travel may be required. Mobile auditor positions may require extensive travel (50% - 75%) between contractor locations. Government vehicles are not provided for use by DCAA mobile auditors.
Financial Management Certification: Selectees must meet the requirements of the DoD Financial Management (FM) Certification Program. The FM Certification Program is a course-based program consisting of three certification levels. Level 2 certification must normally be completed within two years of the selectee's employment start date.
Salary: The salaries noted in this announcement are the base salary and locality pay for the Rest of U.S. pay schedule at the GS-07, step 01 and the GS-12, step 10 levels. The General Schedule (GS) basic pay schedule varies by geographic locality. To view pay rates in a specific location visit the Office of Personnel Management pay tables at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/payleave/salaries-wages/.
DCAA Locations: You are limited to selecting three geographic locations for this announcement; however, if an insufficient number of well qualified applicants are available for any DCAA location on this job announcement, you may be contacted for interest in additional locations. Some locations have multiple offices located within the commuting area. Selecting one of these locations will result in consideration at all of the locations within the commuting area.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated based upon their responses to the mandatory Occupational Assessment Questionnaire and the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment. These assessments measure:
- Attention to Detail
- Interpersonal Skills
- Stress Tolerance
If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an online self-assessment questionnaire and USA Hire Competency Based Assessment based on the competencies and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. You will receive a score ranging from 70-100 based on your responses. Your entire application package will then be reviewed. The final determination will be based on all the information provided in your application package. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a critical/special sensitive position, you will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). For a critical sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level. For a special sensitive position, you must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level AND you will be subject to a random counterintelligence scope polygraph.
Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a special sensitive position, you will be placed in a drug testing designated position. You must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment. Read more Security clearance Other Drug test required Yes