U.S. Army Reserve Command Auditor in Fort Jackson, South Carolina
About the Position: This position is with the 81st Readiness Division (RD), Internal Review Office located at Fort Jackson, SC
Perform Performance, Quick Response and Follow-Up Audits, attestation engagements, consulting and advisory services, risk management, liaison with external auditor offices, and audit compliance to enhance operational data used by local management.
Coordinate and perform audits of accounting and operational function
Perform audit risk assessment and preliminary surveys of operational units to determine audit objectives.
Determine the scope of the audit and develop audit plans and detailed fact finding techniques to ensure timely accomplishment of the assigned mission.
Determine whether there are efficient and effective use of resources.
Apply accounting and auditing theories, principles, practices, automated systems and related regulatory requirements to identify deficiencies involving non-compliance with Federal laws and regulations in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.
Utilize the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Conduct statistical sampling of data populations.
Conduct auditor interviews and observations of management and staff.
Determine cost savings and improvements to internal controls.
Make oral presentations, including audit entrance and exit conference briefings to management and staff.
Examine, in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, a wide variety of systems processes to determine performance has been in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Prepare audit programs, work papers, schedules and internal review audit reports and memorandums in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.
Evaluate management responses to draft internal review audit reports.
Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APostal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique AuthoritiesPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Auditor:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in 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. (Transcripts must be attached.)
B. 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
- 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 Requirement: In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below. Specialized 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Specialized Experience for GS-12: One year of specialized experience which includes: Applying accounting or auditing theories, concepts and principles; providing recommendations to resolve accounting and operational problems; reviewing automated accounting systems; conducting operational and compliance audits; preparation of audit programs, work-papers and audit reports in accordance with Government Audit Standards; making presentations for audit in-briefs and conducting statistical sampling of data populations and auditor interviews of staff and management; preparing audit lead sheets to identify internal control weaknesses; and providing assistance and guidance to less experienced auditors. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
AuditingCapacity ManagementFinancial AnalysisWritten Communication Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 11 - Comptroller position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.