Grants Audit Specialist, Mid-Level
Company: PAE Government Services Inc
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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Grants Audit Specialist, Mid-Level
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau
for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) in Washington DC receives
applications from U.S. and non-U.S. applicants, many of which have
not previously received U.S. government funding. BHA conducts
pre-award and post-award activities to help mitigate risks to
awards. Macfadden, who supports USAID/BHA in funding humanitarian
assistance programs, requires a Mid-Level Grant Audit Specialist to
help manage USAID/BHA's pre- and post-award audit activities.
- Undertake pre-award, incurred cost, and follow-up surveys of
NGOs on a required basis so that USAID/BHA can make a
responsibility determination based on the results per ADS
- Perform reviews of non-U.S. NGO audit scopes of work to ensure
it meets USAID requirements.
- Assist non-U.S. based NGOs to get CFO approval for the audit
firms they hire to undertake audits.
- Review NGO annual audits to ensure they meet USAID ADS 591
- Work with audit firms to ensure that audits are brought into
compliance where necessary.
- Follow up with NGO recipients on specific award conditions and
corrective action plans.
- Interface with the USAID audit branch on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO
audit findings and draft Pre-Award Risk Assessment Determinations
in accordance with ADS 303.3.9 and 2 CFR 200).
- Track audit status of all USAID/BHA NGO partners.
- Performs additional activities related to audit resolution, as
- This position will require international travel for pre-award
and follow up surveys, recommendation follow up, and other
- Prepare products independently with appropriate content and
minimal errors and issue timely reports.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment and consistently
- Ability to interpret, communicate, and summarize audit findings
and risks to non-financial professionals.
- Ability to pay strict attention to detail and quality and able
to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Education, Experience and Skills:
BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
Experience: 8 years' relevant work experience with a Bachelor's
degree or 6 years' work experience with a Master's degree; a
minimum of 5 years of audit experience is required.
- Education, experience, or training working in or with various
U.S. Government (USG) Agencies in an interagency environment.
- Experience assisting award recipients in remediating audit
findings related to internal controls deficiencies and
noncompliance with laws, regulations, and agreements.
- Requires strong technical skills in accounting and financial
- Requires report writing experience and knowledge of USAID audit
requirements for U.S. and non-U.S. based grantees.
- Requires prior audit experience and knowledge of U.S.
Government-funded grants management.
- Requires experience in performing audits or evaluations.
Experience performing pre-award survey reviews, pre-award risk
assessments is a plus.
- Requires experience in performing internal controls and
- Requires strong knowledge of, and experience applying Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted
Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
- Strong knowledge of the FAR, ADS, CFRs, OMB Circulars, and
other USG directives governing grants, cooperative agreements and
- Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel,
- Requires strong verbal and written communication; ability to
communicate well with the client and grantees.
- Must possess proficiency in writing complex reports and
analyzing audit data.
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret
clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the
requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US
citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or
higher-level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a
Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.
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practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard
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States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation,
marital status, family structure, medical condition including
genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental
or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the
job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or
any other protected category under federal, state, or local
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