Auditor

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as an Auditor and be a proactive member of our team. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. The OIGs were created as independent and objective entities within an agency (A) to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of the agency and (B) to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in agency programs and operations. The OIGs report to the agency head and Congress through semi-annual and other reports.

The GSA OIG operates as an autonomous entity within GSA under a presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed Inspector General who supervises a diverse team of over 300 professionals in headquarters administrative, legal, and operational components and in regional operational offices throughout the country.

The GSA OIG is dedicated to protecting the public interest by bringing about positive changes in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations. Oversight is provided through auditing, inspections and evaluations, and investigations of GSA's extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. OIG oversight components report their findings and recommend courses of action to promote efficiency and economy in the GSA's activities. Last fiscal year, our OIG professionals' efforts resulted in $243 million in criminal, civil, administrative, and other recoveries; over $1.4 billion in GSA management decisions that agreed with GSA OIG audit recommendations; over 40 successful criminal prosecutions; and numerous suspensions and debarments. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website, https://www.gsaig.gov/.

CONCURRENT VACANCY: For applicants who have competitive service, or may apply through a special hiring authority, please use the vacancy posted for "Status Candidates," under Announcement # JA-2016-5-41 MP.

Duties

The position is assigned to the Office of Audits (JA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Services Administration (GSA). Under the general guidance of an Associate Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Auditing (DAIGA)/Regional Inspector General for Auditing (RIGA) and a Supervisory Audit Manager, the Auditor is responsible for leading the day-to-day tasks and functions of audits and reviews.

As an Auditor, the incumbent performs the following responsibilities:

  • Serves on a team conducting performance and attestation audits.
  • Performs systematic examinations and analyses of financial-related records, reports, management controls, and policies and practices that impact the financial condition of GSA organizations and activities.
  • Prepares work papers/reports to document the audit process including audit objectives and related conclusions, deficiencies, and recommendations for corrective action.
  • Assists higher level auditors in determining areas of high risk to focus on during an audit.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.

Relocation Authorized

  • No

  • Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Background security investigation required
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals
  • Applicants must apply online via GSAjobs (see "How to Apply" section)

Qualifications

  • Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic OPM qualifications as well as qualifications described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet any basic requirements and specialized experience.

Basic Education Requirements:

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,

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:

  • 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.

Specialized Experience:

  • To qualify for the GS-0511-09 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-07 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
  • Specialized Experience for this position is experience assisting in the conduct of financial and performance audits applying the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); assisting in the evaluation of policies, procedures, and internal controls to assess program performance and evaluating compliance; assisting in the conduct of assestation engagements to ensure sound financial management principles are being applied consistently with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Education substitution GS-9: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR
  • Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of one year is creditable.
    To qualify for the GS-0511-11 level, a candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-0511-09 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has prepared the applicant with specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
  • Specialized Experience for this position is experience conducting financial and performance audits applying the Generally Accepted - Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS); evaluating policies, procedures, and internal controls to assess program performance and evaluating compliance, conducting attestation engagements to ensure sound financial management principles are being applied consistently with applicable laws and regulations, and ensuring identified deficiencies are corrected.
  • Education substitution GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in accounting or a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
  • Combination of education and experience. Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is creditable.
  • There is a positive education requirement for this position. Transcripts/certificates must be provided with your application that reflects the requirements of this position. (NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION).

To find out if your school is accredited, please use the Department of Education's link at: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

This position is designated as a Public Trust Position.

If selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA OIG.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation


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