Auditor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 18, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Audit, The Office of Financial Management Audits (FMA) in headquarters. OA is responsible for conducting and supervising audits relating to the Department of Labor's programs and operations; recommending policies for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the Department's programs and operations; and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in these programs and operations.

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Responsibilities

- Independently conducts limited or expanded scope audits of governmental organizations, programs, activities, or functions which may encompass the following:
  • Financial and Compliance Audits - determines (a) whether the financial statements of an audited entity present fairly the financial position and the results of financial operations in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and (b) whether the entity has complied with laws and regulations that may have a material effect upon the financial statements.
  • Economy and Efficiency Audits - determines (a) whether the entity is managing and utilizing its resources (such as personnel, property, and space) economically and efficiently, (b) the causes of inefficiencies or uneconomical practices, and (c) whether the entity has complied with laws and regulations concerning matters of economy and efficiency.
  • Program Results Audits - determines (a) whether the desired results or benefits established by the legislature or other authorizing body are being achieved, and (b) whether the agency has considered alternatives that might yield desired results at a lower cost.

- As a team leader, receives oral and written assignments from supervisor. Recognizes unusual conditions that affect such assignments, develops alternate approaches and discusses them with the supervisor.

- Confers with agency officials and representatives of Federal, state and local governmental agencies to obtain information related to the assignment.

- Assists in evaluating audit work proposals submitted by CPA firms and analyzes labor hour categories. Recommends to the supervisor that a task order be let with a CPA firm for work to be performed.

- Represents the agency in contacts and conferences with other agencies, other audit organizations, and outside groups in order to explain the development and use of audit guidelines and procedures.

- Provides technical guidance to CPAs, state and local audit organizations performing single entity-wide audits under OMB guidelines. Monitors work to ensure adequacy of coverage, timeliness, statistical sampling approach, report preparation and coordination with other Federal or state funding sources in compliance with GAO standards and OMB guidelines.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Subject to travel of 20% or greater.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - This position has promotion potential to GS-13. There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship and must have a valid driver's license.
  • Subject to frequent travel; up to 80% in a 12 month period.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

GS-12

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in analyzing account records; auditing automated accounting and financial systems; developing position papers and fact sheets that interpret and explain reports and accounting data; and utilizing accounting and auditing theories to accomplish managerial accounting and operational assignments.

GS-13

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. .

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in planning, conducting, and leading financial audits/reviews and serving as a subject matter expert of audit and review standards, and accounting concepts, principles, and practices; Preparing financial audit reports and other work papers to document findings and conclusions; Serving as an audit liaison, providing coordination between external auditors and operational areas, and reporting on audit activity; Preparing briefings and presentations regarding the application of relevant laws, regulations and policies to address compliance or remediation matters.

This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

  • No Relocation or Permanent Change of Station Incentives will be offered.
  • No Recruitment Incentives will be offered
  • This position is outside the bargaining unit.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
  • This position is telework eligible based on managements' determination.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.


Education

Basic Requirements for Financial Auditors

  • Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing 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.

    or
  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 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 one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as 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.


  • Additional information

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Technical Competencies:

    - Audit: Knowledge of government auditing standards (GAS) and generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) for conducting financial and performance audits.

    - Financial Accounting: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

    - Grants and Contracts: Knowledge and application of government grant and contract requirements and the environment in which grants and contracts operate.

    - Laws and Regulations: Knowledge of laws, government regulations, OMB circulars, executive orders, agency rules, and government organization and functions.

    General Competencies:

    - Oral Communication: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience.

    - Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others.

    - Customer Service: Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.

    - Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information.

    - Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals.

    - Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references, and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc.). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

    Click here for Evaluation details.

    INFORMATION FOR CTAP[/ICTAP] ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under CTAP [or ICTAP], you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

    The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

    *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step, and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

    - Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) are required - If you are using education as a basis for qualifying for this position, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, Ph.D., etc.). If specific coursework is required to qualify, you must supply an unofficial transcript from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

    You may upload your unofficial transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

    NOTE: The OFFICIAL Transcript(s) MUST BE RECEIVED, if you are selected, and prior to receiving the firm offer with a start date.

    Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

    - Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your computer and USAJOBS profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

    - Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

    The following documents are required if applicable:

    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

    - DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) , and showing the character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

    Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents

    - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

    (a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)

    (b) 30% or More Compensable Disabled Veterans (DAV)

    (c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)

    (d) Military Spouses (MISP)

    (e) Other

    - Land Management Eligible(s): a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act . This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time-limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

    Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    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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