Auditor (Audit Director)

Washington, D.C
Nov 21, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Full Time

The primary function of the Audit Director is to effectuate the intent of the laws by auditing agency programs, contracts, operations, and program participants and beneficiaries for compliance with laws, regulations, and standard operating procedures. The incumbent plans, coordinates, conducts and/or directs the work of the team of auditors and other specialists, as assigned, in audit and other projects of major scope and complexity.

Establishes priorities, defines work standards, and sets deadlines, as appropriate, and resolves problems encountered in audits and other projects, and determines the need for additional resources or a change in direction. Develops and organizes standard audit programs and procedures, updating as necessary. Estimates current and future requirements for audits and other projects.

Prepares and maintains accurate working papers, documenting analyses and other audit work performed, and recording data obtained form documents. Coordinates concurrent audits and in conjunction with Office of Inspector General policies and standards, establishing guidelines and procedures on technical matters including monitoring ongoing audit work, reviewing audit working papers, and reviewing and processing final and draft reports.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Education-Transcripts Required.
  • US Citizenship. Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or on-boarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.



Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:
  • Planning, coordinating, and/or conducting various audits (e.g. financial, information systems, and performance);
  • Ensuring compliance with internal audit policy;
  • Performing all facets of an audit or project from planning through drafting and issuance of a final report; and
  • Preparing oral presentations to management officials.

  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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.


    Basic 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.")

  • 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.

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