Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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The Inspector General is responsible for planning, conducting, managing and supervising complex audits, investigations and other reviews dealing with Library of Congress programs and operations; providing leadership, coordination, and policy recommendations to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the administration of the programs and operation of the Library.
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".) OR
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 one of 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 a 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.
Proof of education (copy of transcripts) must be provided with the application.
- See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.