Senior Auditor (Financial)

Arlington, Virginia
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time

  • Oversee financial audits of U.S.-funded contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for Afghanistan reconstruction that are performed by IPAs firms contracted by SIGAR.
  • Review the IPA's audit plans, work papers, and draft audit reports to ensures that the work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS)
  • Improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and oversight of these efforts; detects and prevents waste, fraud and abuse; ensures compliance with laws and regulations; and reviews.
  • Monitor the audits' progress and hold regular meetings with the IPAs' audit teams to discuss the audit progress and any issues that may arise.
  • Meet with the auditees and funding agencies to explain audit's purpose and objectives, and discuss audit findings and recommendations.
  • Identify potential reconstruction awards for audit and participates in all phases of the contracting process, such as preparing descriptions of the audits and evaluating bid packages.
  • Assess the progress of corrective measures taken by DOD, State, USAID, and other U.S. government departments or agencies to implement the recommendations.
  • Coordinate with other SIGAR offices and directorates, such as Investigations, General Counsel, and Quality Control, as needed, to complete audit work.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • A degree in accounting or a degree in business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting from an accredited college or university is required. Transcripts must be provided.
  • Domestic and overseas travel may be required.
  • Meet minimum standards of fitness for deployment to the CENTCOM region to include the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.
  • This position requires the incumbent to complete a Form SF 312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement.
  • The incumbent may be required to submit an Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
  • This incumbent must be eligible for and be able to maintain a TOP SECRET clearance with SCI eligibility.
  • Drug testing is required for this position.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Thorough knowledge of accounting, auditing or program management in an audit agency is necessary to conduct very broad audit assignments requiring an integrated analysis of a number of different operational programs, functions, or accounting systems.

Expert knowledge in developing financial audit programs and aligning audit steps with risk assessment.

Extensive experience in testing and examining accounting systems and records, cost representations, internal controls, and management policies and practices, to assure compliance with contract requirements, accounting and auditing principles, and standards and regulations.

Demonstrated ability to assess risks and develop appropriate financial audit plans and procedures to address them.

Extensive experience managing multiple tasks and achieving stated goals and requirements. Excellent organizational skills at documenting and supporting audit work.

Expertise in interpersonal techniques to meet and deal effectively with others at all levels of authority and exert a positive influence.

Extensive experience to communicating technical information orally and in writing in preparation of required reports or other written products. Ability to developing audit findings, making conclusions and audit recommendations, and preparing financial audit reports.

Willingness to become certified and to assume the duties of Contracting Officer's Representative.

Knowledge of the overall mission of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

A degree in accounting or a degree in business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting from an accredited college or university is required. Transcripts must be provided.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) - Auditing position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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