Auditor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 18, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Works as a member of a team to performs a variety of technical auditing engagements that are structured to provide support to the incumbent with experience in the application of auditing principles, procedures, and techniques.
  • Performs desk reviews of recipient contracted audits (RCAs), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits, single audits, and contracted audit reports submitted by USAID and MCC and prepares transmittal memos that may contain recommendations.
  • Conducts Quality Control Reviews of auditors that performs the audits of agency contractors and grantees.
  • Conducts research and gathers information through observation, interview, record review, and other available sources (i.e., applicable laws, directives, manuals etc.).
  • Tests and analyzes data to verify that it is complete, applicable, and sufficient to meet objectives of the audit test procedure or the audit engagement in general. Summarizes data to identify patterns, trends, recurrences, and prevalence's.
  • Prepares clear and concise audit documentation, audit products, and other written/electronic products, and assists the lead auditor in writing segments of draft and final audit reports.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before onboarding with the agency, if after November 22.


Qualifications

Auditing Series, 0511 - Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Education Requirement for the Auditing Series, 0511
Degree: 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

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 option 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 option 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or certificate.

Minimum Qualification Requirement for the GS-0511- 12

Specialized Experience for GS-12:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or the equivalent to in the private sector which includes: Working as a trainee accountant or auditor performing basic audit and/or accounting tasks or duties, or shadowing a coworker in the examination of routine financial documents, files, or casework.

Minimum Qualification Requirement for the GS-0511-13

Specialized Experience for GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or the equivalent to in the private sector which includes: Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting evaluations, examinations, or other fact-finding studies and preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.

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 relevant to the position's duties to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the position's minimum requirements. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. Selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations in the absence of selective and quality ranking factors.

Copy of Transcripts

Education

This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your unofficial college transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement.

Additional information

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date. This means that you must have served at least 52 weeks at the next grade level (or equivalent) below the grade advertised on this vacancy announcement.

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.
There are limited circumstances in which an exception to the federal workforce vaccination requirement may be obtained. If you are not able to get vaccinated due to a medical condition, you are not able to get vaccinated because you have a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, you should contact OigVaxAccomodations@usaid.gov to request an exception from this requirement.

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 30 days. 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.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

M ythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies: https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf .

EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

Veterans' Information: Veterans Information .

Telework: https://www.telework.gov/ .

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .

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