Senior Grants Audit Specialist (HBMO)

Macfadden

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership in humanitarian response, promoting human welfare, alleviating suffering, and providing the foundations for transformative change and self-reliance. Macfadden, now part of PAE, supports BHA in their assistance award activities. Macfadden is seeking a senior grants audit specialist to support BHA’s Audit, Risk, and Performance Management (ARPM) Division. This position is responsible for performing a variety of audit, risk management, and compliance efforts, with the following education, experience and qualifications and will assume the following responsibilities.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership in humanitarian response, promoting human welfare, alleviating suffering, and providing the foundations for transformative change and self-reliance. Macfadden, now part of PAE, supports BHA in their assistance award activities. Macfadden is seeking a senior grants audit specialist to support BHA’s Audit, Risk, and Performance Management (ARPM) Division. This position is responsible for performing a variety of audit, risk management, and compliance efforts, with the following education, experience and qualifications and will assume the following responsibilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Localization is a priority for BHA and this position requires applicants to independently lead teams in conducting pre-award and follow-up surveys of local and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on a required basis so that BHA can make a responsibility determination based on the results per ADS 303.3.9.
  • Independently undertakes or leads teams in conducting targeted financial reviews of selected NGO, partner organizations, and other programs as needed.
  • Performs reviews of non-U.S. NGO independent audit firms’ scope of work for recipient contracted audits to ensure they meet USAID requirements.
  • Performs audit environment appraisals and assessments on non-U.S. audit firms for USAID’s list of firms acceptable to perform USAID audits.
  • Reviews non-U.S. NGO annual recipient contracted audit reports to ensure they meet USAID requirements. Works with partners and audit firms to ensure that audit reports are brought into compliance with USAID requirements, where necessary.
  • Liaises with USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO audit findings and drafts Pre-Award Risk Assessment Determinations in accordance with ADS 303.3.9 and 2 CFR 200.
  • Tracks audit status of BHA NGO partners.
  • Performs additional activities related to audit resolution as requested by BHA’s ARPM Division.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and advice to leadership, program teams, the Partner Audit Unit, and others.
  • Drives internal audit policy, work, initiatives, and special projects.
  • This position requires international travel for pre-award surveys of up to 50 percent.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, and a minimum of 12 years of audit experience is preferred. BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, and a minimum of 15 years of experience will also be considered.

CPA or CIA strongly desired; CFE preferred

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with U.S. Government agencies.
  • Experience leading teams of analysts or auditors and serving as a subject matter expert on audit and internal control issues.
  • Expert experience assisting grant award recipients in remediating audit findings related to questioned costs, internal control deficiencies, and noncompliance issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing detailed reports and extensive knowledge of USAID audit requirements for U.S. and non-U.S. based grantees and relevant pre-award and post-award requirements.
  • Financial management and audit experience and knowledge of assistance awards (grants or cooperative agreements).
  • Extensive experience performing audits and/or pre-award surveys.
  • Extensive experience in assessing internal controls and compliance.
  • Extensive experience applying and interpreting U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and U.S. Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Strong technical skills in accounting (e.g. CPA, public accounting).
  • Familiarity with the FAR, ADS, CFRs, OMB Circulars, and other directives governing assistance awards.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in writing complex reports and analyzing audit and financial data.
  • Ability to prepare products independently with appropriate content and minimal errors in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate, and summarize audit findings and risks to non-financial professionals.
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail and quality.
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Requirements

Ability to obtain and maintain a minimum of a Facility Access Clearance. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher-level security clearance will be processed for a Secret clearance.

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