Job Overview


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the Federal component of a nationwide extramural research, educational, and outreach system which supports the global, science-based agricultural enterprise and accomplishes its missions in partnership with land-grant universities and other academic and scientific organizations. To learn more about NIFA, please visit

This position is located in the Oversight Branch of the Policy and Oversight Division within the Office of Grants and Financial Management.  

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


The Staff Accountant will be responsible for cost analysis activities including indirect cost development; maintaining information on indirect cost rates established by NIFA and other Federal agencies; the review, analysis, and resolution of audit findings contained in Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 issued audit reports; financial and administrative reviews at NIFA partner institutions; interpreting financial and accounting data records/reports; negotiating and advising on acceptable costs on various types of awards; providing assessments of NIFA and grantee internal controls systems; documenting and testing controls; and making recommendations for improvements in internal control systems.