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    Basic Function: Assists in conducting performance, compliance and financial-related audits of LSC operations and LSC grant recipients. Assists with other projects including quality control reviews, financial statement reviews and oversight, and other engagements. Conducts work in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), AICPA standards and OIG guidelines.

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    Reports to, and receives day-to-day guidance and assignments from an Audit Manager and/or the auditor-in-charge (AIC) of the assigned project.

    Travel is required and a portion of the work occurs onsite at various Legal Services Corporation grantee locations throughout the U.S. and its territories.

    Incumbent is expected to gain insight and knowledge into audits of grants and related financial matters of the LSC. As experience is gained, incumbent is expected to apply increased judgement and discretion to accounting and auditing issues and make recommendations to their Audit Manager for resolution and disposition.


    1. Serves as member of audit teams.
    2. Performs specified audit tasks.
    3. Researches applicable laws, directives, regulations, manuals and audit reports to gain knowledge of areas being audited.
    4. Obtains, assembles, and organizes background information for conducting audits.
    5. Participates in developing audit plans and programs.
    6. Performs audit steps as set forth by supervisor.
    7. Conducts interviews. Participates in discussions and briefings with auditees.
    8. Gathers, analyzes, and synthesizes information.
    9. Prepares audit documentation in accordance with standards and OIG guidelines.
    10. Briefs audit team members, supervisor, and OIG management on results of analysis and reviews.
    11. Makes recommendations to supervisor on findings and recommendations related to audit work. Drafts audit report sections as assigned.
    12. Communicates effectively with audit team and OIG and LSC contacts.
    13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel is required and a portion of the work occurs onsite at various Legal Services Corporation grantee locations throughout the U.S. and its territories.

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    Promotion Potential


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    0511 Auditing

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    Conditions Of Employment



    Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare written products that require minimal editing; flexible, self-motivated, capable of self-management, and exceptional attention to detail; strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to gather, organize, and analyze data to make informed decisions on accounting and auditing issues; ability to work on multiple projects with shifting priorities under tight deadlines; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; ability to systematically organize and catalogue data and information; ability to work in high performance/high morale teams and fostering teamwork and effective collaboration.


    Entry-level: A bachelor's degree in 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 six hours of credit in business law. Strong knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, concepts and practices.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Please read the "Next steps" section.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    Resume and cover letter.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    How to Apply

    To apply, submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly on our website at: https://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/careers

    Questions can be sent to: jobs@lsc.gov

    Note: If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1560 or jobs@lsc.gov.

    LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources


    Legal Services Corporation
    3333 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007
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    The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance. LSC currently funds 132 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation.

    The LSC Office of Inspector General operates under the Inspector General Act. The OIG has two principal missions: to assist management in identifying ways to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the activities and operations of LSC and its grantees; and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse. The OIG's primary tool for achieving these missions is fact-finding through financial, performance and other types of audits, evaluations and reviews, as well as investigations into allegations of wrongdoing. Learn more about the LSC OIG at: https://www.oig.lsc.gov/.

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    Only the most qualified applicants will receive a call.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546312000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.