Supervisory Auditor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Smithsonian Institution (SI). Serves as a supervisory internal auditor providing expert audit services covering a broad spectrum of Smithsonian Institution programs.

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Responsibilities

  • Leads audits using appropriate techniques, analyzes data to support findings, and develops recommendations to correct deficiencies.
  • Provides supervisory review of work in progress of subordinate team members and provides advice and direction where necessary.
  • Prepares final audit reports detailing findings and making recommendations for corrective action.
  • Meets with management officials to present findings, explain the significance of conclusions, and justify recommendations.
  • Recommends for the Assistant Inspector General's approval for promotions, improvement plans, and other personnel actions with respect to assigned auditors.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period.
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job opportunity announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the
web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements: All applicants must meet the following education requirements:

A. Degree: bachelor's or graduate degree in accounting or auditing or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours of accounting or auditing. The 24 semester hours may include up to 6 semester hours in business law; OR

B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting or auditing, or a combination of accounting or auditing experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting or auditing knowledge. Such experience and/or education must include one of the following:

1. Completion at an accredited college or university of at least 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality (including up to 6 hours of business law); or

2. A certificate as a CPA or CIA obtained through written examination; or

3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing (i.e., 15 semester hours) but that does not satisfy the 24 semester hours requirement provided that (a) you have successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or related fields AND (b) a panel of at least 2 higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that you have demonstrated 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 undergraduate study in accounting or related field, AND (c) except for literal non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, your education, training, and experience fully meet the requirements.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the grade level specified:

Experience:

You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as planning and conducting audits, leading an audit team, reviewing the work of subordinates, writing audit reports, and making recommendations in connection with audits.

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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Education

Education is required, see the qualification requirement above.

Additional information

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:
  • Knowledge of the theories, concepts, and practices of accounting and auditing and the ability to apply this knowledge to a very broad spectrum of assignments
  • Knowledge and skill to provide effective technical advice and direction to team members.
  • Ability to express ideas and recommendations clearly, concisely, and effectively in audit report writing and orally, and to evaluate and improve the reporting of others.
  • Knowledge of presentation and speaking techniques sufficient to present and defend audit results and to represent the office before Smithsonian management.
  • Knowledge of management principles and supervisory techniques and concepts sufficient to develop the skills and abilities of subordinates, including identification of training needs, completion of performance appraisals, and recommendations for promotions and other personnel actions.

  • Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:

    Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.

    Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.

    Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.

    This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

    Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

    Important Note:

    The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

      USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
    • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.


    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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