Audit Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 04, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Audit Director is responsible for supervising the performance of auditing activities relating to programs and operations of the EAC. To fulfill that responsibility, the Director will oversee contractor performance as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for audits and other similar work that may be contracted out by the OIG. In addition, the Director conducts, or oversees multiple concurrent performance audits, evaluations, inspections investigations and other projects related to EAC programs, functions, and operations.

The Director also assists in the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs) and detailed, written statements of requirements, to include technical requirements, for use in soliciting contracts and interagency agreements for audit, inspection, evaluation, investigation, or other services. The incumbent develops technical evaluation plans and related rating criteria to evaluate contractor proposals and participates in Technical Evaluation Panels (TEPs). The Director prepares or assists in preparing award recommendations based on results of TEP evaluations. The incumbent assists in overseeing contractor performance by reviewing deliverables for acceptance or rejection, assessing and approving or rejecting contractor invoices for payment, maintaining appropriate oversight documentation, and preparing formal contractor evaluations. The Director will complete training and perform the steps necessary to obtain and maintain certification as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), Level II. The Audit Director participates with the IG in developing the annual audit plan, determining the scope of each audit, developing and adjusting audit guides when necessary to meet special or unusual circumstances, and participating in entrance and exit conferences with auditees (city, county, state, and/or EAC officials). The Audit Director supervises the work of subordinates, if any, and monitors the work of contractors.

The Audit Director plans, conducts, and manages complex audits; develops strategies to facilitate the audit planning process; analyzes and assesses the impact of proposed changes to Federal programs; and participates in the development of strategic plans, annual audit plans, and audit policies and procedures. The Director assists the IG in performing annual self-assessments of the quality of the EAC OIG's audits and other related activities; develops recommendations for improvements; tracks recommendations until corrected; and assists the IG in implementing corrective actions to improve quality.

The Director reviews or assists the IG in reviewing audits of state governments conducted in accordance with the Single Audit Act. The reviews generally involve identifying findings and recommendations that may affect funding provided by EAC, referring those findings and recommendations to EAC management for audit follow-up, and obtaining management decisions from EAC management. The Director may also from time to time review the qua The Director maintains contact with other Government audit organizations, such as CIGIE, GAO, OMB and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. The purposes of these contacts are to keep current on IG community initiatives and projects; to exchange information; to participate in working groups to develop guidance or pursue other community initiatives; and to comment on proposed legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards. The Director also performs or assists the IG in performing peer reviews of other Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs) and in preparing for the EAC OIG to undergo peer reviews.

The Director maintains professional proficiency by identifying and attending training, as approved by the IG, sufficient to comply fully with continuing professional education (CPE) requirements set forth in Government Auditing Standards , Government-wide training requirements, and Continuous Learning Points (CLP) requirements of the EAC's shared service provider for CORs. The incumbent develops annual training plans and maintains certificates of completion in accordance with OIG policies and procedures. The Director also assists subordinates, if any, in developing and meeting training strategies and plans and monitors their compliance with CPE and CLP requirements.

The Director performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Candidates must meet all qualifications prior to the closing date of this announcement.
  • Candidates must be a US Citizen.
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area is required.
  • Probationary period will be required.


Qualifications

Candidates must have experience in managing or directing financial, information systems, and/or performance audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and experience in communicating or presenting audit results to senior executives and other stakeholders.

Comprehensive knowledge of:
  • Areas of vulnerability to fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the operation of Federal Government programs;
  • Auditing and accounting principles, procedures, and professional standards (especially Government Auditing Standards ) with particular emphasis on competence in performing or overseeing audits of (1) federal agency financial statements; (2) compliance with Federal requirements for information systems security; (3) federal funds expended by state, territorial, and local units of government.
  • Ability to review audit plans, programs, and reports as necessary to determine sufficiency of presentation of findings and recommendations. Skill in analyzing and interpreting audit findings and recommendations. Ability to reach sound conclusions expeditiously, provide reliable advice, and accurately develop high quality data, reports, correspondence or other materials under pressures of tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds at all levels of various organizations, up to and including senior executives and elected officials or their staffs at the state, local, and/or Federal level.
  • Ability to develop statements of work and task orders for contracted audit services, evaluate contractor proposals, and monitor contractor performance (or experience in preparing technical and cost proposals in response to Federal agencies' requests for contracted audit services); to manage or direct financial statement and/or information systems audits performed under contract with a Federal OIG; or to manage or direct audits of contracts awarded in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Ability to develop high quality data, reports, correspondence, or other materials under pressures of tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent audits, inspections, evaluations, investigations, or other projects effectively and within time constraints.
  • Skill in coordinating investigative assistance from other Federal agencies.
  • Skill in working with Federal investigators.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret existing and proposed legislation and regulations.
Desired Qualifications

Preference given to those applicants with Federal grant experience and familiarity with the operation of a Federal Office of Inspector General.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of:
  • Areas of vulnerability to fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the operation of Federal Government programs;
  • Auditing and accounting principles, procedures, and professional standards (especially Government Auditing Standards ) with particular emphasis on competence in performing or overseeing audits of (1) federal agency financial statements; (2) compliance with Federal requirements for information systems security; (3) federal funds expended by state, territorial, and local units of government.
  • Ability to review audit plans, programs, and reports as necessary to determine sufficiency of presentation of findings and recommendations. Skill in analyzing and interpreting audit findings and recommendations. Ability to reach sound conclusions expeditiously, provide reliable advice, and accurately develop high quality data, reports, correspondence or other materials under pressures of tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds at all levels of various organizations, up to and including senior executives and elected officials or their staffs at the state, local, and/or Federal level.
  • Ability to develop statements of work and task orders for contracted audit services, evaluate contractor proposals, and monitor contractor performance (or experience in preparing technical and cost proposals in response to Federal agencies' requests for contracted audit services); to manage or direct financial statement and/or information systems audits performed under contract with a Federal OIG; or to manage or direct audits of contracts awarded in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Ability to develop high quality data, reports, correspondence or other materials under pressures of tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent audits, inspections, evaluations, investigations, or other projects effectively and within time constraints.
  • Skill in coordinating investigative assistance from other Federal agencies.
  • Skill in working with Federal investigators.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret existing and proposed legislation and regulations.
GUIDELINES:
Guidelines are stated in applicable Federal laws and regulations, and in policies, directives, and guidelines of the OIG, GAO, and OMB. However, in many cases, situations encountered will have no specific guidelines and the incumbent must exercise great care and judgment in interpreting existing laws to construct an application to an existing situation.

COMPLEXITY:
A high degree of technical expertise, competence and judgment must be exercised on important issues. Urgent, sensitive, confidential, and complex questions and problems may require resolution and response. These matters, for example, may relate to the scope and direction of important audits planned or in progress; to EAC positions on sensitive issues; and to relationships with EAC Commissioners, the GAO, and the Congress. As the Audit Director, incumbent must be knowledgeable and able to assist the IG in dealing with these matters.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:
The advice and mission accomplishment of the incumbent is of critical importance to the successful implementation of the IG Act. Audit, inspection, and evaluation reports contain findings that may be of great significance to the EAC in the oversight of HAVA funds provided to states and also serve as the basis for new or modified procedures or systems within the EAC.

The initiative and skill applied by the incumbent will provide a material contribution to the successful operation of the EAC OIG and the responsibilities set forth in the IG Act. The incumbent's participation and contribution will also have a significant impact on the EAC's participation in delivering its programs efficiently and economically and in eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse. Through participation in IG community activities, the incumbent may also have a meaningful impact on government-wide policies, procedures, and guidance related to audits, inspections, evaluations, peer reviews, or investigations.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:
The incumbent maintains contacts with officials and staff of the OIG and EAC, officials of other federal and state departments and audit agencies; independent auditors; officials of state, local, and territorial governments; public interest groups, officials from private industry, and members of the public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:
The purpose of the incumbent's contacts is to explain and advocate the policies and practices of the OIG; to respond to inquiries about OIG business; to oversee contractor performance; to obtain positions on issues; to make recommendations on policies, procedures, and other matters required in carrying out OIG responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is primarily sedentary, although it may require some walking, standing, light lifting, and periodic travel by air or surface modes of transportation. The incumbent may be required to travel to remote or isolated areas where accommodations are below standard and to operate a motor vehicle to accomplish certain assignments.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The incumbent generally works in an office environment but will be required to travel to field sites outside the normal office setting.

Education

A degree in auditing, accounting, or 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 B. a combination of education and experience that would include 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.

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), COR level 2 is highly desirable.

Additional information

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.

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