In this Senior Auditor position, you will be responsible for conducting external audits and other assignments involving some of the most complex accounting systems used by multinational companies importing and exporting merchandise to and from the United States in order to support the mission. This position starts at a salary of $91,231.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $118,603.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $118,603.00(GS-13 Step 10).
Typical work assignments may include:
Leading, planning, and coordinating an audit with other DHS/CBP offices and/or outside entities, such as business representatives, while exercising a high degree of autonomy, including assigning audit steps and providing guidance to lower graded auditors and audit team members, reviewing audit documentation and reports to ensure work products meet GAGAS, and RAAAS standards and policies.
Presenting technical information, such as complex audit findings to a wide variety of audiences. As well as, developing comprehensive written documents and communicating audit results to audit management, and other appropriate parties and stakeholders.
Conducting research of import and export laws, trade policy, legal rulings, and case law interpretations, and assembling information to develop significant findings.
Performing risk assessments procedures and assessing internal controls and evaluating the sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence to support audit conclusions and determines whether the audited entity represents an acceptable or unacceptable risk to DHS/CBP.
Employing various audit/analytical techniques to ensure validity and reliability of data. Also, utilizing statistical sampling procedures, identifies universe and sample frames, and projects audit findings with an appropriate confidence level and desired precision.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
You may be required to pass a background investigation
CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.
Basic Requirement: You must provide supporting documentation in your application to show you meet the basic requirement below: A. Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses 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. OR B. A 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 2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR 3. 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.
You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience as described below and meet the basic requirement listed above.
Experience: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
Leading an audit team conducting audits of large U.S. based and multinational external entities where audit procedures require comprehensive analyses of accounting systems, financial records, internal controls, and business activities that are performed in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) or Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)
Monitoring and evaluating audit team's work and managed audit timelines and budgets
Conducting specialized assignments related to forensic auditing to support civil and criminal negligence and fraud.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 06/16/2020.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: OT-DE-10849749-JMC
About U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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