Financial Statement Senior Auditor

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
Closes
Oct 20, 2020
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Department of Justice is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.
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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for the following work assignments that include, but are not limited to:

Provide technical guidance and expert advice to other auditors and engagement teams from contracted independent public accounting firms on the interpretation of federal accounting concepts, principles, and practices and the application of government auditing standards as prescribed by the Government Accountability Office on federal financial statement audits and attestation engagements.

Develop new approaches and innovative audit techniques to evaluate the Department's bureaus, functions, and operations.

Provide effective team leadership including: (1) proactively identifying and resolving problems that could impact engagement goals; (2) establishing priorities and adjusting schedules to accomplish the work as timely as possible; and (3) effectively utilizing resources.

Draft audit and attestation reports that consolidate and integrate the work of others. The reports should provide a logical structure for presenting results, answering all of the audit objectives, and ensuring that all elements of affixing are supported by the data. The Financial Statement Senior Auditor also performs quality control reviews of the independent public accounting firm's audit documentation, summaries, notifications findings and recommendations, and draft audit reports. Additionally, the employee reviews the auditees'' responses for reasonableness, factual accuracy, and responsiveness to the findings and recommendations.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May require up to three weeks of non-consecutive travel

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must register with Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must successfully pass initial and are subject to random drug tests.


Qualifications

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (knowledge, skill, ability or characteristic) basic to and essential for satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor is:

Your resume must include in detail that you possess experience in conducting or overseeing audits of Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act or Accountability of Tax Dollars Act financial statements (federal financial statements); or possess experience in preparing CFO Act or Accountability of Tax Dollars Act financial statements (federal financial statements).

Applicant must have advanced knowledge of federal generally accepted accounting principles as promulgated by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board and generally accepted government auditing standards as promulgated by the Government Accountability Office used in conducting financial statement audits, required by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and amended by the Government Management Reform Act of 1994.

Positive Education Requirement: All applicants must meet one of the following basic eligibility requirements to qualify for this position:

A degree in 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; OR
  • 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge with a background that also includes one of the following:
  • 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality; OR
  • A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR
  • 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.
  • Specialized Experience:
    In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience and/or directly related education or a combination:(Note: Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience that has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position in the practical application of professional accounting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques successfully.)

    To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to a GS-12 Auditor position which is in or directly related to auditing and program evaluation or assessment which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience may include exercising technical direction over the collection and analysis of data, drafting audit reports, statements of work, and data security requirements for inclusion in contracts, and reviewing contract deliverables.

    You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify at the various grade levels. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    You must submit an unofficial transcript or certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination that supports the positive education requirement

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:
        • Competency in Written Communication
        • Competency in Oral Communication
        • Competency in Leading the Work of Team Members
        • Competency in Government Auditing Standards and Federal Accounting Concepts, Principles, and Practices
        • Competency in Federal Contract Administration
    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.

    If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire.

    Note - If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

        • Current resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. 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, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
        • A cover letter is optional.
        • CTAP/ICTAP documentation (if applicable)
        • Schedule A documentation (if applicable)
        • An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)
        • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
        • CPA preferred, but not required.
        • If you are Veteran and you are applying using your status, TP Veterans must submit a member copy #4 of their DD-214 and 30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, member copy #4 of their DD-214 AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more. If currently Active Duty and you do not have a DD -214 you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service.
        • A list of three Professional References.
        • Most recent performance evaluation.


    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.

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