27515 - Auditor
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDR) Oversee, lead, plan, and conduct comprehensive program, financial, contract, acquisition, and information technology-related engagements, including audits, reviews, and other projects, of activities within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the Intelligence Community (IC) at-large to detect and prevent waste, fraud and abuse and ensure compliance with internal controls and applicable standards. Oversee, lead, plan, and conduct ODNI and IC-wide financial and compliance (system and operational) audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS). Some of these projects will be multi-agency, collaborative efforts. Oversee/participate in the team obtaining sufficient reliable evidence through inspection, observation, inquiries, and confirmation to provide reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the activity or organization under examination. Lead/participate in the planning, development, and presentation of written reports and oral briefings for senior leaders regarding significant findings that cover the conditions discovered, their cause and effect, status, and recommendations resulting from complex audits. Lead, plan, and conduct initiatives to identify and make recommendations to ODNI and IC senior leaders regarding actions they should take to remedy issues identified in audits in order to promote compliance, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in the administration of programs and operations. Assess the progress of corrective measures taken by senior ODNI and IC leadership regarding implementation of recommendations.
Mandatory Requirements Required: Extensive knowledge of the theory, concepts, practices, and techniques of auditing, to include GAGAS and the identification of conditions, causes, criteria, effect, and recommendations. Extensive knowledge of and ability to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in one or more of the following areas: Federal contracting practices, government budgeting and finance, information technology and assurance, and/or the IC’s structure, components, and missions. Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to interview, negotiate, and brief senior officials; superior ability to lead multi-agency audit teams in the development of audit plans, conduct highly complex audit projects, and write reports to substantiate findings. Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically and identify needs, requirements, and develop expert recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data, and arrive at a clear, logical, concise conclusion. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and form objective conclusions/recommendations, monitor for compliance, and evaluate the effectiveness of recommendations based on empirical facts, evidence, and other pertinent information. Extensive academic/professional knowledge of federal budget and finance laws, regulations, concepts, methods and standards. Superior knowledge of and familiarity with principles, concepts, and practices of accounting and Federal Acquisition Regulations, reform initiatives and policy and procedures.
Desired: Education: Must have 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 6 hours of credit in business law. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to verify education. ORAt 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: Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or certification for verification. Desired qualifications include Certified Public Accountant; Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Information Systems Auditor; Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner; or equivalent certification.
Experience:One year of experience, at the GS -13 proficiency level, in any of the following areas: planning and performing financial, program, and/or compliance audits and assisting others (leading others); conducting internal audits; developing work plans; defining audit objectives and requirements; reviewing and analyzing data, identifying deficiencies, writing reports, and making recommendations and/or recommending best practices to improve program operations. Specialized GS - 14 proficiency level of experience includes: leading audits and reviews, planning and execution of audit plans, providing guidance to less experienced auditors, and working effectively with individuals and/or other agencies.
Other InformationThe ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at [email protected], by unclassified email at [email protected], by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE ?HOW TO APPLY? SECTION BELOW. JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.
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