Mid-Level Grants Audit Specialist


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 awards. Macfadden, who supports USAID/BHA in funding humanitarian assistance programs, requires a Mid-Level Grant Audit Specialist to help manage USAID/BHA’s pre- and post-award audit activities.


Key Responsibilities:
-Undertake pre-award, incurred cost, and follow-up surveys of NGOs on a required basis so that
USAID/BHA can make a responsibility determination based on the results per ADS 303.3.9.
-Perform reviews of non-U.S. NGO audit scopes of work to ensure it meets USAID requirements.
-Assist non-U.S. based NGOs to get CFO approval for the audit firms they hire to undertake audits.
-Review NGO annual audits to ensure they meet USAID ADS 591 requirements.
-Work with audit firms to ensure that audits are brought into compliance where necessary.
-Follow up with NGO recipients on specific award conditions and corrective action plans.
-Interface with the USAID audit branch on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO audit findings and draft Pre---
Award Risk Assessment Determinations in accordance with ADS 303.3.9 and 2 CFR 200).
Track audit status of all USAID/BHA NGO partners.
-Performs additional activities related to audit resolution, as required.
-This position will require international travel for pre-award and follow up surveys, recommendation follow up, and other work.


-BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field

Experience: 8 years’ relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 6 years’ work experience with a Master’s degree; a minimum of 5 years of audit experience is required.

-Education, experience, or training working in or with various U.S. Government (USG) Agencies in
an interagency environment.
-Experience assisting award recipients in remediating audit findings related to internal controls
deficiencies and noncompliance with laws, regulations, and agreements.
-Requires strong technical skills in accounting and financial management requirements
-Requires report writing experience and knowledge of USAID audit requirements for U.S. and non-
U.S. based grantees.
-Requires prior audit experience and knowledge of U.S. Government-funded grants management.
-Requires experience in performing audits or evaluations. Experience performing pre-award survey
reviews, pre-award risk assessments is a plus.
-Requires experience in performing internal controls and compliance reviews.
-Requires strong knowledge of, and experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting -

Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret security clearance.

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