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Auditor

Company: U.S. Federal Government
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Job Description:

Save Education - Doctoral Degree - Bachelor's Degree Skills - Accounting - CPA - Regression Analysis - Certified Internal Auditor Duties Summary The incumbent serves as an Auditor who functions as the Auditor-in-Charge on small assignments and as an audit team member on larger or more complex assignments at the headquarters level of the RRB. Prepares or assists in the preparation of individual audit plans. Based on the written audit plan performs work in the following areas: data gathering, analysis, and summarization; reviewing policies and procedures to assess compliance of program operations; and preparation of audit documentation. Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to the following: Prepares or assists in the preparation of written audit plans that are designed to fully develop each potential finding discovered during the audit. Assembles and reviews background information relevant to the objectives established for the audit by higher level authority. Based on the written audit plan, performs work in the following areas: audit entrance and exit conferences; data gathering, analysis, and summarization; reviewing policies and procedures to assess compliance of program operations; preparation of audit documentation; and audit report writing. Plans the use of advanced audit techniques such as statistical sampling, special computer extracts, data matching, regression analysis, and other quantitative methods when such applications are within the capabilities of the audit staff and will improve the quality and timelines of the audit. Assesses findings against applicable criteria to draft clear and comprehensive reports of audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations for corrective action. Provides direction to one or more auditors assigned to assist the incumbent in an audit. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Job family (Series) 0511 Auditing Similar jobs Accountants Accountants And Auditors Auditors Auditors, Field Auditors, Internal Field Auditors Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required. May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening. A one year trial/probationary period may be required. Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents). This position is suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework after one year. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENT In order to qualify for this position, applicants must fulfill the basic requirements via one of the two options below: Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting or auditing; 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.') NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts. 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. NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts. A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination. NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting certifications.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: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS In ition to meeting the above basic requirement, applicants must meet ONE the following minimum qualifications. GS-11 In order to qualify for the position at the GS-11 level, applicants must meet ONE of the requirements as described below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in federal service that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Performing specific audit assignments within a team; Assisting with or performing initial audit planning; Gathering, analyzing, and summarizing data and audit results; Preparing or assisting in the preparation of portions of the draft and final audit reports; and Ensuring that all audit work (planning, performing and reporting) meets the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. **This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume** OR Education: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts if qualifying based on education. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate level education and specialized experience equal to 100% of the specialized experience requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours may be used in combination with specialized experience.) NOTE: Applicants must submit supporting transcripts if qualifying based on education. GS-12 In order to qualify for the position at the GS-12 level, applicants must meet the following requirement as described below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in federal service that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Planning and executing extensive audits including cross-organizational inspections; Conducting briefings before and after audits with management; Gathering, analyzing, and summarizing computerized data and audit results; Preparing and assisting in the preparation of draft and final audit reports; and Ensuring that all audit work (planning, performing and reporting) meets the requirements of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. **This experience must be clearly demonstrated in your resume** Quality Ranking Factor: In ition to the Basic Requirements and the Minimum Qualifications, the agency identified the following competencies as important indicators for success on the job (This is not a screen out element. Applicants who possess one or more of the following will receive a small bonus on this assessment.). M ust be demonstrated in your resume. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Experience in conducting contracting audits Experience in conducting Medicare, Medicaid, or healthcare audits IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). For more information on the qualifications for this position, ************************************************************************************************************************************************* Education Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: ******************************************************************************************* In ition, when reviewing applicant's transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant. itional information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan ( ICTAP ) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. itional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: ************************************************************************************************************ The Career Transition Assistance Plan ( CTAP ) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. itional information about CTAP eligibility is at: *********************************************************************************************************** Active Duty Service Members - You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. EEO Statement: ****************************************************** Reasonable Accommodation Statement: ************************************************** Selective Service: ************************ Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement. If you are unable to or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position; Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Auditing Oral Communication Planning and Evaluating Problem Solving Writing Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Confidential Drug test required No Required Documents Required Documents Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration. To for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your Resume 2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire 3. Other supporting documents: - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable - Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement. To begin the process, click the button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the 06/28/2019. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Benefits Benefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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