Auditor

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 22, 2021
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Want to make an impact while enjoying flexible work schedules, fantastic benefits. This opportunity offers professional and technical training, mentoring and developmental opportunities. Join our team at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Inspector General, OIG Office of Audits (JA). OIG provides oversight through auditing, inspections, and investigations of GSA's procurement, real property, operations, and related programs. Visit our website, https://www.gsaig.gov/

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As an Auditor, the incumbent performs the following responsibilities:
  • Serves on a team conducting routine audits to assist higher grade level auditors in determining areas of high risk during an audit.
  • Assists in planning and performing compliance audits in accordance with applicable audit standards.
  • Prepares detail audit work papers and reports to document the audit findings such as, audit objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.
  • Collects and compiles audit evidence from interviews, inquiries, and record reviews and data analyses.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Requirements: There is a positive education requirement for this position.

Transcripts: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application to include transfer courses and grades to calculate GPA, along with your graduation date. If you have graduated within the past 30 days and your transcripts have not yet been updated to include your graduation date, you must also include your graduation date, including both month and year, on your resume, or provide a letter from your college or university with your graduation date. Applicants who fail to provide transcripts AND degree completion information (if degree date is not shown on the transcripts) will be marked as insufficient and will not receive consideration for this position. Verification of education from the selected applicant's education MUST be established before hired. (NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS).

To find out if your school is accredited, please use the Department of Education's link at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

Key Requirements:
  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by the Office of Inspector General.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with GSA and Federal ethics guidelines.

Key Requirements:
  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


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    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    To qualify for this position, applicants must submit a resume with experience and/or education that is sufficient to perform the duties of the position advertised. The resume will be evaluated for specific skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear, concise and specific when describing experience. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet any basic requirements and specialized experience.

    Basic Education Requirements: Degree: 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. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor."); 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 1, 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:

    At the GS-7 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:

    To qualify for the GS-0511-07 Level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this position is experience obtaining, verifying, and summarization auditing documentation applying professional auditing principles, practices and skills; and, ensuring accuracy and liability.
    • Education substitution GS-7: Completion of at least one full year of graduate level education (18 credits); OR all the requirements of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the upper third of the college or have a GPA of 3.5 or higher or have been elected to a membership of a national scholastic honor society; OR
    • Combination of education and experience. Note: Only college level education and accounting and/or auditing experience equivalent to four years is creditable.

    At the GS-09 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:

    To qualify for the GS-0511-09 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-07 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized Experience for this position is experience assisting in the conduct of financial and performance audits applying the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); assisting in conducting complicated audits, performing work consisting of systemic evaluations, conducting activities relating to the detection of fraud and waste, and/or assisting in conducting performance and/or contract audits.
    • Education substitution GS-9: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR
    • Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of one year is creditable.

    At the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:

    To qualify for the GS-0511-11 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-09 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is work involving the identification and review of program data and comparing it to regulations, policies, procedures or other program criteria; and experience performing reviews in accordance with auditing standards. Independently conducting broad financial and performance audit assignments.
    • Education substitution GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR
    • Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is creditable.


    Education

    Education Requirements:

    Basic Education Requirements: Degree: 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. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor."); 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 1, 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

    BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: None
    • This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
    • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
    • Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:
    • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the experience and skills required to complete the duties of the position.
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified [If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust verbiage].
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

    The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for this position are:
  • Knowledge of auditing principles and practices such as the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  • Ability to conduct financial and performance audits, and attestation engagements.
  • Ability to communicate orally in the environment of meetings, presentations, etc.
  • Ability to communicate in writing such as written reports, workpapers, etc.
  • Skill in the analysis of programs to identify high risk areas for audits.

  • Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions. If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Required Documents:

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    ALL APPLICANTS : You must submit a complete Resume package which includes;
    • official position title,
    • employer name and contact information,
    • start and end dates ( including month and year ),
    • a detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
    • your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and
    • the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full-time).

    If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder , as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

    If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility:
    • When claiming a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
    • If you are a V eteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more , you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
    • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
    • Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying the anticipated date of discharge / release under honorable conditions. This document must include rank, dates of active duty service, and type of discharge.
    • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .

    If you are a person with a severe disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
    • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation from your doctor or a licensed vocational rehabilitation professional. You can see sample letters here .
    • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site .

    If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
    • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
    • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
    • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.

    If you are using education to qualify for this position, or education is required :
    • You must submit a transcript, which may be unofficial, as long as it contains a full listing of courses, credit earned, grade and grade-point-average, subject area, degree(s) earned, and dates of award. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment
    • Your transcript must come from a nationally-accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education.
    • If submitting a foreign transcript, you must have the transcript reviewed by an approved foreign education review organization recognized by the Department of Education.
    • Please do not submit electronic transcripts with documentation security protection, these may prevent our application system from accepting and processing the document.


    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.


    Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers:
    Submit your Description of Service (DOS). Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) should also state their RPCV eligibility on their resume.



    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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