Jr. Grants Audit Specialist

Macfadden

About the organization

Macfadden, A PAE Company was founded over 30 years ago. Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support.

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) in Washington DC receives applications from U.S. and non-U.S. applicants, many of which have not previously received U.S. government funding. BHA conducts pre-award and post-award activities to help mitigate risks to its awards. Macfadden, who supports USAID/BHA in funding humanitarian assistance programs, requires a Junior Grant Audit Specialist to support USAID/BHA’s pre- and post-award activities.

Duties

Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of a senior grants audit specialist, assist with pre-award activities of NGOs on a required basis so that BHA can make a responsibility determination based on the results per USAID policy in ADS 303. Perform reviews of non-U.S. NGO audit scopes of work to meet USAID requirements. Review annual NGO audit reports to ensure they meet USAID ADS 591 requirements and professional auditing standards. Interface with USAID on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO audit findings and draft Pre-Award Risk Assessment Determinations in accordance with ADS 303 and 2 CFR 200. Track audit status of all BHA NGO partners and any outstanding compliance and due diligence deficiencies. This position will require domestic and international travel for pre-award surveys, compliance reviews, and other work activities.

Performance Criteria
-Prepare products independently with appropriate content and minimal errors and issue timely
reports.
-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 and able to multi-task in a fast-paced
environment.

Qualifications

Education/Experience:
-BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field with a minimum of 2 years of audit
experience is preferred.
-Education and experience working in or with various US Government Agencies in an interagency
environment.
-Experience in identifying internal control weaknesses and instances of noncompliance and in
developing corrective actions to address deficiencies.
-Audit experience and knowledge of the management of U.S. government grants, cooperative
agreements or contracts.
-Requires familiarity of internal controls and compliance.
-Knowledge of and experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and -
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
-Technical skills in accounting and financial requirements (e.g. CPA, Public Accounting) are
preferred.
-Familiarity with the FAR, ADS, CFRs, OMB Circulars and other directives governing U.S.
Government awards.
-Requires effective verbal and written communication; ability to communicate well with the client
and grantees.
-Performs additional activities as requested by BHA management, including audit research
analysis and tracking.

Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

Application instructions

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