Auditor (Financial)

Washington, D.C
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

As a/an Auditor (Financial), you will:
  • Studies pertinent laws, legislative history, regulations, contracts, and management controls to ascertain the purpose, scope, and objectives of the organization or function; the manner in which the organization or function is conducted and financed; and the nature and extent of management authority and responsibility for the organization or function.
  • Examines and tests financial records and management controls to determine the degree of efficiency, economy, and effectiveness with which the activities audited discharge their financial responsibilities, and/or to determine that the financial records have been maintained in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Prepares and presents reports to the management level having the authority and responsibility to take action on the audit findings. The auditor identifies noncompliance with regulations, inefficient or ineffectual operations, and describes improper practices and individual transactions.


Conditions of Employment

Pathways Recent Graduates Program Requirements:

If selected, you MUST:
  • Adhere to the Recent Graduates Program requirements.
  • Adhere to an established work schedule.
  • Perform, successfully, the assigned duties listed in your position description.
  • Participate in Department training classes or programs.
  • Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with assistance from your manager.
  • Select a mentor within 90 days of your date of hire.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with mentor.
  • Must sign Pathways Participant Agreement.

  • Following the completion of program requirements, selectees may be considered for non-competitive conversion to a career-conditional or term appointment. All conversion requirements will be identified in the Participant Agreement. Program requirements include but are not limited to:
    • Successful completion of at least 1-year of continuous service;
    • Demonstration of successful job performance;
    • Completion of at least 40 hours of interactive training; and
    • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted.

    See additional "Conditions of Employment" noted below.

    The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, District of Columbia. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

    Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals

  • Qualifications

    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing of this announcement.

    For the GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    • Assisting in audits of financial statements and documenting and presenting audit findings both orally and in writing.; AND
    • Researching laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures in regards to audits.

    OR EDUCATION: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

    OR COMBINATION: You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the specialized experience requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the educational requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

    For the GS-07: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    • Assisting in collecting and researching data for studies or evaluations of programs/operations.

    OR EDUCATION: One full year of graduate level education.

    OR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: This is based on a Bachelors degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class), grade point average (3.0/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major), or election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society.

    OR COMBINATION: You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent.

    Experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


    Pathways Recent Graduates Program Education Requirement:

    To be eligible for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you must have within the previous two years, completed a qualifying Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution; educational institutions must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Education.

    Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years from the date they completed their degrees or certification. You MUST submit a copy of DD-214 showing the duration and dates of service that precluded you from applying due to a military service obligation.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Position/Series Education Requirement:
    A. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in 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.


    B. 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:

    1. Twenty-four 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-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
    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

    Other Information:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • Relocation incentive will not be paid. .
    • Recruitment incentive will not be paid.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    • HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    HUD may convert a Pathways Recent Graduate non-competitively to term or permanent positions in the competitive service. The target position upon conversion is a GS-07 with a full performance level of a GS-13. However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. Recent Graduates must be U.S. citizens and meet the following requirements to be eligible for conversion:
  • Complete at least one year of continuous service;
  • Demonstrate fully successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program;
  • Meet the OPM Qualification Standards for the competitive service position to which she or he will be converted;
  • Meet any other agency-specific requirements outlined in her or his Participant Agreement; and
  • Receive a recommendation for conversion from her or his first-level supervisor.

    • Subject to a one year trial period.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

    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. 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.

    Employees are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

    If selected, you will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption request on/or before appointment or onboarding.

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