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Auditor Internal Controls

Company: U.S. Agency for Global Media
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThis position is located in the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Office of the Chief Financial Office (OCFO) in Washington, DC. The incumbent is responsible for utilizing knowledge of accounting and fiscal management policies, financial principles and analytical procedures executing and reporting on the Agency's internal controls and audit readiness.ResponsibilitiesDuties include, but are not limited to: GS-13: Involved in the full cycle of requests from the auditors as a result of a variety of audit efforts such as Financial Statement, IPIA, OIG inquiries, etc. Interacts, interprets, coordinates, tracks and responds to audit requests. Works with agency personnel assisting in preparing an appropriate plan, response of recommendation, Performs quality control of responses for reasonablesness and accuracy. Conducts reviews and evaluation of Agency financial and program operations to support annual reporting requirements such as (but not limited to) assurance statements on FMFIA, IPERA and Internal Controls. Independently performs analyses an interpretation of financial data in various Agency systems. Performs validation testing of estimates. Performs IPIA analysis and testing. Devises and implements new methods and criteria to identify trends and patterns in the financial or program areas. Coordinates the resolution of financial and programmatic issues arising from changes in legislation, regulation, the needs of program managers and changes in Agency's emphasis. Analyzes, interprets, and/or oversees the implementation of new standards/regulations developed by central agencies (e.g. Treasury, GAO, OMB, GSA) and advises management on the standards. GS-14: Provides authoritative policy interpretations and functional recommendations. Develops and implements agency audit and internal control requirements, specifically an Internal Control Program in accordance with A-123. Implementation of the plan to include, but not limited to, documented narratives outlining internal control procedures, statistical sampling, testing plans and procedures and results. Coordinates with financial and program officials to ensure effective implementation of required financial standards. Develops and implements the plan for audit testing and validation of various programs. Develops and implements a plan to perform Improper Payment Testing and execution of the plan. Performs audit liaison functions on the annual financial statements audit or the OIG/GAO audits/internal controls. Conducts and/or reviews and evaluates financial documents (e.g. invoices, travel vouchers, timesheets, purchase orders/contracts) for validity, adequate supporting documentation, and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Coordinates and tracks external audits and reviews and prepares responses to audits, program evaluation, and other management-related questions generated by the Agency, OMB, GAO, and the IG's Office. Implements audit requirements as required by legislation. Researches and initiates written communication independently which incorporates requirements, is clear, concise and professional.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsGS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12), which is directly related to this line of work. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This position includes: skill and experience in performing financial audits with a solid understanding of accounting principles. Knowledge and experience of internal controls and internal control reviews and improper payment reviews. Communicating, both written and oral, across multiple levels of the agency. Knowledge of the theory, concepts, principles, and practices of financial auditing, Federal accounting, and financial management, particularly in the area of internal controls. Use of pertinent government guidelines such as (FASAB, OMB Circulars, GAO Titles, Treasury Letters and Bulletins, GSA Directives, OPM regulations and others), and extensive skill and knowledge using computer-based software for account analysis of multiple data sources, including data mining, drawing conclusions, and reporting on the results. GS-14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13), which is directly related to this line of work. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Including the specialized experience at the GS-13 level, must have leadership skills and experience in financial and internal control audits to independently review, interpret, perform and apply new requirements. Demonstrated skills independently performing and managing internal controls and financial audit projects through the full cycle, reviewing and evaluating financial documents, coordinating and tracking external audits and preparing and executing corrective actions plans for findings. Independently communicate both written and oral across all levels of the agency.EducationDegree: 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: 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; or

  • 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 non-conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.Additional Information
  • If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
  • If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.
  • If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • If selected you will subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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