Reston, Virginia
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Audit and Tax
Full Time


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Component Mission

The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence community (IC IG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The IC IG's organizational divisions include Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, Mission Support, the Center for Protected Disclosures, and Counsel to the Inspector General.
The Audit Division is responsible for providing independent and objective audits of the Intelligence Community and ODNI to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs and operations, and to reduce fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Audits are conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

The incumbent plans, coordinates, conducts, and/or oversees performance audits of IC programs, activities, and functions as well as developing reports and communicating results. Directs a staff of professional auditors in planning and executing of audit assignments, providing advice to top IC management that directly affects the overall characteristics and direction of IC operations within the assigned program area. Duties and responsibilities include:

- Directs a team of auditors in planning and executing performance audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Provides oversight or develops the basic audit concept and approach to be followed and specific guidance to be used to accomplish audit objectives.

- Preparation of overall audit guides, procedures, and other instructions for each project.

- Leads assigned team in identifying, distributing, and balancing workload and tasks among employees; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role in projects and developing the final team product.

- Coaches assigned team in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provides advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.

- Develops or monitors the preparation of audit reports and/or trend reports requiring analysis of complex programs/processes for assigned areas. Ensures that draft and final reports are written in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and IC IG Audit standards and are staffed appropriately with management officials.

- Communicates written reports and oral briefings for senior leaders regarding significant findings that cover the conditions discovered, their cause and effect, status, and recommendations of complex audits.

- Identifies and makes recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to issues identified in audits in order to promote financial compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations.

- Remains aware of matters that may impact audit activities. Ensures that audit customers and related organizations are informed of audit plans, programs, progress reports, and recommended actions. Performs research to develop substantive audit proposals for inclusion in long-range and annual audit plans.

- Determines whether corrective actions taken or proposed by management are adequate. Prepares correspondence and briefings for the IC IG.

- Maintains security and accountability of classified information.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • Expert professional knowledge of auditing in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards in order to systematically examine and appraise management reports, management controls, policies and practices that affect or reflect the operating results of an activity; and to develop and execute audit policies and programs; conduct performance audits; or conduct activities related to detection of fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Expert ability to direct tasks, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development at all levels to provide the IC IG competent, experienced staff.
  • Expert oral and written communication skills to present clear and concise information, answer detailed questions, and write memoranda and reports that effectively explain the status of highly sensitive findings and positions.
  • Knowledge of IC Component objectives, programs, policies, operations, organizations, budgets, fiscal and accounting procedures, legal and regulatory requirements, and basic management practices.
  • Expert skill in interpersonal relations techniques to meet and deal effectively with others at all levels of authority, and to exert a positive influence when strong differences of opinion may exist.


Minimum Qualification Requirements
    Experience: Applicant must have at least 6 years of auditing experience, preferably within the IG audit community. Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade in the Federal service.



    A. A degree in accounting, auditing, or a degree including courses in a related field such as Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.


    B. Combination of education and experience. At least 6 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include at least one of the following:

    1) 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;

    2) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or

    3) 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 hours in 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.

    Certifications/Licenses: One or more of the following certifications is desired, but not required.

    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
    Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at and, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration. To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call or email at Phone: 301-243-1318; Email:

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