The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) promotes efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs. The OIG’s value-added, transparent and independent audits, evaluations and investigations keep the Architect of the Capitol and Congress fully informed and positively affect the AOC and benefit the taxpayer.Learn more about this agency
This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The incumbent reports directly to the Assistant Inspector General for Audit (AIGA) and serves as a Senior Auditor. The incumbent plans, executes and reports the results of individual and concurrent audits, reviews and evaluations with the objective of promoting efficiency and effectiveness to deter and prevent fraud, waste and mismanagement in AOC operations and programs.
The incumbent, pursuant to 2 U.S.C. § 1808(d)(2), is selected, appointed and employed by the OIG and reports to the Inspector General (IG) through the AIGA.
The Office of Audits oversees the annual audit of the AOC financial statements and performs audits, evaluations, attestations and reviews of AOC programs and operations. The Office of Audits provides the OIG the ability to examine a program or activity in a formalized, detailed and in-depth manner. Audits involve complex, novel or highly controversial issues and cover varied topics relating to AOC programs, functions and/or operations; determine compliance with applicable laws and regulations; evaluate internal controls; and identify any abuse or illegal acts. The Office of Audits is also tasked to perform work at the request of the Congressional committees.
Planning, Executing and Reporting Project Results
Assists the senior auditor with planning, executing and reporting results of audits, reviews and evaluations of AOC programs and operations. Performs audits, reviews and evaluations of highly complex AOC areas in accordance with scopes of review that consist of actual and potential cost overruns, time delays and escalating costs on construction and renovation projects; safety; management practices; and compliance with accounting standards. Develops and presents reports to high-level officials that identifies the results and findings and recommendations to improve AOC programs, operations and processes.
Plans the project by developing audits, reviews or evaluation plans that provide the critical path to answer the objectives. Identifies the need for making modifications to the objective or scope based on planning. Assess internal controls and compliance with policies and procedures. Executes the plan and performs the required steps to test, analyze and document compliance with policies and procedures. Identifies and makes recommendations for more efficient AOC operations and procedures.
Conducts audits, reviews and evaluations and recommends operational improvements. Presents results in formal reports to keep the AOC and the Congress informed regarding problems and deficiencies of the administration of AOC programs and operations and status of corrective actions.
Designs audit methods due to new policies, laws and regulations. Independently plans new approaches to existing audit functions. Resolves issues when regulations are highly interpretive and precedents are non-existing. Applies new technology when necessary. Coordinates problem resolutions that cross jurisdictions.
Conducts entrance and exit conferences and audit interviews. Explains the role and responsibilities of the OIG. Presents audit findings and explains the responsibilities and actions required for compliance with findings.
Provides comments in the semiannual report regarding the impact on the economy, efficiency or prevention and detection of fraud and abuse of legislation and regulations.
Recommends policies for AOC activities to promote economy and efficiency and prevents and detects fraud and abuse in programs and operations.
Develops audit plans, specific project assignments and audit objectives and requirements. Assesses overall program effectiveness and efficiencies; compliance with established policies, procedures and government standards; and accomplishments of prescribed mission goals and objectives.
Analyzes and interprets prescribed legislative-AOC policies. Coordinates with the Government Accountability Office to develop OIG guidance for audits. Collaborates with the AIGA to establish review criteria to improve efficiency of audit activities.
Technical Advice and Guidance
Serves as an audit expert for AOC management, program and operational audit assignments. Analyzes and audits multiple functional areas.
Responsible for utilizing a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in assigned areas.
Collaborates with peers in evaluating audit reports and management reviews to identify significant audit and review findings, trends and patterns. Recommends changes in OIG policies, procedures and practices.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.
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