Senior Auditor Contract

Washington D.C
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 24, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field with five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, taxation and financial analysis.

Or, an equivalent combination of post-high school education and a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in auditing, taxation and financial analysis.


A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate is highly desirable. Possession of a current valid driver's license issued by the local jurisdiction in which the individual resides is required.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job. Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

This is professional contract auditing work of a very difficult nature. The incumbent is responsible for planning and conducting audits and, as required, acting as working supervisor to one or more lower-level auditors engaged in contract audits, including those involving modification of construction, supply and cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts, engineering design cost proposals and sole source procurements for manufacturing and spare parts. The incumbent's performance will be measured based on demonstrated ability to plan, perform and finalize audits within goals established for the Contract Audit program; to conduct contract reviews of all types and complexities. The incumbent in the higher level of Senior Contract Auditor position requires a minimal degree of technical supervision and assistance.

Participates in the planning and preparation of contract audits of WMATA capital construction, manufacturing/spare parts, architectural and engineering design and consulting contractors, subcontractors, their subsidiaries and related companies involving extensive reviews of contractor claims or proposals, the application of audit sampling techniques and conferences between Authority engineering, construction, contract administration, and, as required, legal staff. Evaluates the effects of the findings on proposed Authority program developments. Participates and leads other lower level auditors in audits of unlimited scope and complexity.

Analyzes existing contractor controls at outset of audit, examining such items as financial records, division of duties and support procedures and internal administrative controls to determine that records and policies are in accord with applicable regulations or specifications. Analyzes internal controls of all types of entities, including large multi-level organizations.

Prepares audit plan and objectives for assigned audits, ensuring that significant audit considerations and management requirements are identified and emphasized and, more broadly, that the overall plan is soundly based on generally accepted auditing standards. Prepares plans for audits of comprehensive, unusual and complex assignments.

Conducts selective tests to validate general ledger account balances, subsidiary ledgers and supporting transaction documents to determine the accuracy, completeness and reliability of financial accounting records. Ensures that general and subsidiary ledgers are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and conform to the terms of the contract. Conducts tests and offers technical advice to other auditors on controversial financial transactions.

Prepares for major audit elements necessary workpapers, schedules, exhibits, graphics and memoranda detailing audit tests made of the contractor's records. Produces statement of audit findings, accompanying it with supporting workpapers. Prepares supporting data using independent judgment on the nature and extent of documents required.

Prepares timely audit reports involving difficult and complex audit issues for review with Audit Manager.

Leads and participates in conferences with Contracting Officer staff representatives, Authority technical staff and authorized representatives of outside contractors concerning the contents of audit reports and, as necessary, appears in court hearings or trials as expert witness regarding audit matters. Advises legal counsel and other Authority staff on financial matters.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.