Auditor
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-0511-11

Salary Range: $50,510 - $65,126

Tour of Duty: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Promotion Potential: No known promotion potential.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Agency: Office of Campaign Finance

Opening date: February 13, 2013

Closing Date: February 23, 2013

Duties

Brief Description of Duties: This position serves as an Auditor under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Auditor, and is responsible for assisting in the conduct of independent audits of financial and accounting records and/or documents primarily of campaign finance committees, candidates for elective office in the District of Columbia, legal defense committees, and constituent-service and statehood fund programs to determine compliance with the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Act of 2011, as amended, and its implementing regulations found at Title 3, ¿Elections and Ethics¿ of the District Municipal Regulations. This position is located in the Reports Analysis and Audit Division (RAAD) of the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) of the District of Columbia Board of Elections (the Board).

Conducts desk reviews and complex periodic and full field audits of the financial reports, statements, and records of campaign finance committees, candidates for elective office in the District of Columbia, legal defense committees, and constituent-service and statehood fund programs to determine compliance with the campaign finance laws, the reasonableness of the accounting, the adequacy of evidentiary material, and other aspects impacting the accuracy of the financial statements. Develops and documents reports of preliminary and final audit findings, and monitors and reports compliance actions taken. Formulates recommendations for increased efficiency, accountability and compliance with applicable laws, guidelines and standards.
Plans and implements the execution of field audits, including staff requirements and other resources needed to successfully accomplish audit objectives and time frames.
Interprets a full range of policies, laws and regulations pertaining to campaign finance audit guidelines and gives technical advice; represents the agency in contacts with D.C. Government officials, officials of other agencies, audit organizations, and outside groups to explain the development and use of D.C. Campaign Finance Audit Guidelines and procedures; the guidance developed becomes the agency's position regarding specific cases and adds to the body of interpretative material concerning campaign finance auditing and accounting principles.
Assists in the writing of audit reports and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the application of D.C. Campaign Finance Laws and Regulations;
Researches technical problems and answers specific questions. Provides for a uniform application of audit principals and practices to specific audit circumstances often relating to complex issues.
Assists in the interpretation of statistical reports and summaries from data reported by various filing entities for dissemination to the public.
Maintains audit work papers and files.
Participates in campaign finance seminars and workshops; provides advice and assistance to political committees, candidates, and their staff concerning compliance with the record-keeping requirements of the D.C. Campaign Finance Act.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Selective Placement Factor #1: Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying Generally Accepted Government Audit Standards (GAGAS) or comparable standards such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and/or the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) when conducting financial audits.

Education Requirement: A Bachelor¿s Degree in Accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration, that includes 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.¿)

Equivalency:
At least 4 years of experience in auditing or accounting or an equivalent combination of auditing or accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provides professional accounting knowledge; and 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses, or a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENT TO THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL CS-9.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Ranking Factors

Ranking Factor #1: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in preparing and editing: audit work plans, audit documentation, audit findings, briefings and financial audit reports.

Ranking Factor #2: Demonstrated skills and experience in researching, interpreting and analyzing legislation, regulations and procedures sufficient to develop audit program areas and scope.

Ranking Factor #3: Demonstrated skills and abilities in developing and providing both oral and written communication to internal and external stakeholders.

Ranking Factor #4: Demonstrated ability in using automated audit analysis and audit project management tools such as: various computer assisted audit techniques (CAAT), Audit Command Language Software (ACL), Microsoft Office Products, automated audit project management and documentation software (TeamMate, IDEA etc.), statistical analysis software, and other automated audit tools utilized to facilitate the audit process.

Ranking Factor #5: Demonstrated experience and skills in managing financial audits.

Conditions of Employment

Physical Effort: Work is basically sedentary in nature.

Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the
Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required
to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide
District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Closing Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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