Senior Grant Audit Specialist


About the organization

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, a PAE company, 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.


-Independently undertakes or leads teams in conducting pre-award and follow-up surveys of non-
governmental organizations (NGO) 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’s Title II development and emergency projects and partner organizations and programs as
-Perform reviews of non-U.S. NGO audit scope of work to ensure it meets USAID requirements.
-Assist non-U.S. based NGOs obtain USAID’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer approval for the
audit firms they hire to undertake audits.
-Review non-U.S. NGO annual audits to ensure they meet USAID requirements. Work with partners
and audit firms to ensure that audits are brought into compliance where necessary.
-Liaise with USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance 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
-Track audit status of all BHA NGO partners.
-Performs additional activities related to audit resolution as requested by BHA’s Audit, Risk and
Performance Management Division.
-Provides subject matter expertise and advice to leadership, program team, the Partner Audit Unit,
and others.
-Drives internal audit policy, work, initiatives, and special projects.


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

-CPA or CIA strongly desired; CFE preferred

-Experience in working 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.
-Financial management and report writing experience and extensive knowledge of USAID audit
requirements for U.S. and non-U.S. based grantees and relevant pre-award requirements.
-Grant 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.

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher-level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.

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