Auditor (Financial Liaison Advisor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Patuxent River, Maryland
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Reemployed annuitant: This vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides audit liaison and financial advice to procurement officials covering highly complex functions of on-site customer's acquisition center.
  • Serves as a DCAA point of contact at procurement commands to identify and analyze trends in procurement cycle impacting government contract costs and DCAA's workload and use of resources.
  • Facilitates effective communication and coordination between procurement officials and DCAA auditors.
  • Represents DCAA in meetings with procurement where discussion includes issues that impact DCAA's relationship and work with procurement commands.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen as verified through E-Verify Program


Qualifications

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
Basic Requirements:
Degree: accounting or a related field (such as business administration, finance, or public administration) that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting (may include up to 6 hours of business law).
OR
Combination of education and experience: 4 years of accounting experience or a 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.
Specialized Experience:
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 or equivalent level. Specialized experience is:

Serving as lead or senior auditor on an audit team AND
Independently performing a variety of difficult complex audit assignments AND
Identifying and preparing comprehensive risk assessments AND
Developing/modifying audit programs and plans, aligning audit steps with risk assessment AND
Meeting with auditee to explain audit purpose, obtain necessary information and discuss audit findings AND
Detailed 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 AND
Preparing audit work papers, which are organized/indexed/referenced, and adequate substantiating documents AND
Making initial audit determinations which identify deficiencies or noncompliance AND
Preparing reports of audit findings, conclusions and recommendations

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

Additional information

DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute.
Financial Management (FM) Certification Program: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the DoD 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.
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 2 years if one has not already been completed.
Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov).
Performance Appraisal: If you are a current Federal employee, you must be rated fully successful or higher on your current performance rating to be eligible for promotion. You may be asked to provide a copy of your performance appraisal during the evaluation and selection process.
Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). You must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility at the Top Secret level.
Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing.
Mobility Agreement: All DCAA auditors must sign a mobility agreement. This agreement may require you to be reassigned every three years.
DAWIA Statement: As a condition of employment, the selectee must meet the requirements of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification program. The appropriate DAWIA certification must be completed within three years of the selectee's employment start date, except that Key Leadership Positions at the GS-14/15 levels require certification completion prior to assignment.

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a numeric score based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position listed below. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you will be assigned a rating commensurate with your background. Your final score will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified candidates.
Competencies:

  • Audit Planning and Management
  • Communication
  • Decision Support - Audit Execution
  • Fundamentals and Operations of Audit
  • Self-Management


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume - Each period of Federal experience must reflect the grade level of the position and whether the assignment is permanent or temporary. Your resume must document your specialized experience at the next lower grade level.
2. Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents
a. Notification of Personnel Action for current or former federal employees - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, please provide your most recent SF50 or the SF50 reflecting Career/Career-Conditional tenure and the highest grade held on a permanent basis.
b. College Transcripts - Unless you are a current permanent DCAA employee, or a current/former Federal employee in the GS-0511 series as verified by an SF-50, you must provide your college transcripts.
c. Certifications - CPA or CIA
d. Veterans Preference Documentation
  • You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
  • If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
  • If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
e. ICTAP - Agency notice
f. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
g. Other documents identified in this announcement

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by the closing date of the announcement at 11:59 EST, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.