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This position is with USAID OIG Financial Audit Division. You will work as an Auditor under the direction of the Director of the Financial Audit Division of the Office of Inspector General for USAID. The Financial Audit Division is responsible for all financial statement audits and financial related mandated audits and engagements of the USAID, MCC, U.S. ADF, IAF, and OPIC.
Individuals hired for this position will receive developmental assignments with increasing complexity and responsibility targeted at providing the employee with the appropriate experience to progress to the GS-13 level.
As an Auditor specializing in Financial Statement Audits, you will:
- Perform a variety of financial auditing engagements that are structured to the application of accounting principles, auditing standards, procedures, financial data analytics, and techniques.
- Conduct research and gather information through observation, interview, record review, and other available sources (i.e. applicable laws, directives, financial manuals etc.).
- Apply broad government guidelines and/or policy statements that require an in-depth knowledge and interpretation of government auditing principles.
- Utilize professional accounting and auditing applications in the resolution of operational problems and implementations.
- Test, analyze and identify complex financial and non-financial data to verify that it is complete, applicable, and sufficient to meet objectives of the audit test procedure or the audit engagement in general.
- Perform systematic examinations and analysis of an agency financial-related records such as annual financial, reports, agency accounting systems, management controls, and policies and practices.
- Perform reviews of an agency annual financial statements.
- Assist the lead auditor in determining areas of high risk, internal control weaknesses and material misstatement to focus on during an audit.
- Report to the lead auditor any unusual or questionable accounting or program practices, procedures, or operations.
- Prepare clear and concise audit documentation, audit products, and other written/electronic products.
- Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), conduct oversight over independent public accounting firms conducting audit work on behalf of the Office of Inspector General.
- Draft / write segments of draft and final audit reports.
- Identify findings that are supported by fact based evidence and makes recommendations for corrective actions.
- Monitor progress of audit recommendations and other reports.
- Maintains Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credentials as required.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid
- Overnight travel may be required
Applicant must meet all eligibility, education, and qualification requirements.
Auditing Series, 0511 - Individual Occupational Requirements
Basic Requirements: A.Degree: 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 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
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 oneof 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 (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.
In addition to the mandatory education requirements specified in this announcement, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:
Specialized experience required for GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing audit steps and tasks of limited difficulty and complexity such as conducting financial statement audits, risk assessments, attestation reviews, agreed upon procedures; and (2) preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology.
GS-11 grade level applicants may also qualify based on education or a combination of specialized experience and education: To qualify based on education, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education may also be qualifying. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards
You must submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.
FOREIGN DEGREE EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you are applying and using education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must show that 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. For more information on determining foreign degree equivalency, click on the following link: http://www.naces.org/aboutnaces.htm
Specialized experience required for GS-12: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level in the Federal service or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Performing audit steps and tasks of moderate complexity such as conducting and/or overseeing financial statement audits, risk assessments, attestation reviews, agreed upon procedures, (2) preparing draft audit reports using a practical application of auditing standards, procedures, and technology and (3) reporting audit findings that are supported by fact based evidence and making recommendations for corrective actions.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified. This position requires the following core competencies:
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Problem Solving
Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, which attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.
The U.S. Agency for International Development is a part of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers. Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Additional selections may be made from any certificate of eligibles that result from this announcement. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) 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. SELECTIVE SERVICE:The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit:
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How You Will Be Evaluated
BASIS OF RATING: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100 percent before veteran's preference points are applied (if applicable). You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education and training you report relevant to the duties of this position. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered. The rating will be based on information provided in your resume and answers to the job specific self-assessment questions which shows that you possess the competencies required for this position. The highly qualified candidates are then determined and referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
Applicants who meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements for the position(s) to be filled will be placed into one of three quality categories as defined in the following:
Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Documents That Are Required for Verification Of Eligibility:
- Copies of transcripts are MANDATORY for this announcement; failure to submit will result in removal from consideration. If you are selected for the position, official transcripts are required before appointment to official duty.
- Proof of United States Citizenship (birth certificate or other acceptable documentation, may be required upon request).
- Proof of military service (DD214s or other equivalent documents).
- Proof of government service providing reinstatement eligibility Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or other equivalent document
- SF15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference and appropriate documentation (for 10-point compensable or non-compensable disability preference, Purple Heart, disability pension, or preference based on service of spouse or child).
- Proof of eligibility for priority placement consideration under Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); i.e., copy of appropriate documentation such as RIF separation notice, or other notice of eligibility.
- Proof of eligibility for special appointment authorities for people with disabilities. Proof of disability from military service (i.e., letter from
Veterans Administration or a branch of the armed forces indicating disability and the amount [%] of the disability, or certification from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or Veterans Administration).
- Proof of government service documenting that you have met time-in-grade requirements.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Applications for this position are being processed through this on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Online" button to the right. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. USAID provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date, via online or alternative method, and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes. Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the USAID's CareerConnector website to complete the application process. Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on USAID's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button. Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status. Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
- Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. OR
- You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.
Agency contact information
AddressUnited States Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Office of the Inspector General
Washington, District of Columbia 20523
This position is with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Audit, The Financial Audit (FA)Division. The FA Division is responsible for financial statement audits and financial related mandated audits and engagements of the USAID, MCC, U.S. ADF, IAF, and OPIC.
Applicants are evaluated using an automated applicant assessment system. After determining basic eligibility and qualifications, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and possible interviews. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. A final job offer is contingent upon a favorable suitability determination and a favorable SECRET level security clearance investigation and determination. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled.
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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.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- 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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547587300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.