Fall Financial Auditor Intern (GS04/07)
Come join one of the federal government's "Best Places to Work" as a Financial Auditor. You'll work on GAO's Financial Management and Assurance (FMA) Team whose mission is to improve and transform the federal government's financial management and operations and set domestic and international auditing standards to meet the challenges of the 21st century, including those related to financial management infrastructure, accountability for assets and operations, and the reliability of financial information. Our focus in this area is on actions needed to ensure that timely, accurate, and useful financial information is available for making decisions, monitoring day-to-day performance, and maintaining accountability and stewardship. In response to legislative requirements, we annually audit the U.S. government's consolidated financial statements and conduct other financial audits.
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you MUST apply through USAJOBS via the URLs provided below. The announcement closes May 30, 2022.
- Undergraduate (GS04): www.usajobs.gov/job/650069800
- Graduate (GS07): www.usajobs.gov/job/650071200
Typical duties include:
- Working with supervisor in the planning, prioritizing, and/or balancing own work assignments, identifying feasible work management approaches that address required activities and timelines.
- Assisting the audit team with developing, identifying, contributing to, and/or using techniques, tools, and processes that are methodologically sound and targeted to job requirements.
- Collecting relevant information that is aligned with objectives/planning decisions and meets needs.
- Conducting analyses that yield quality information aligned with needs; identifying relevant information, patterns/inconsistencies, relationships, interdependencies, and potential implication.
- Preparing quality written work that meets relevant writing and evidence standards, and that is appropriately targeted to the audience and purpose.
- Communicating relevant and accurate information during formal or informal presentations, meetings, or interviews.
- Partnering or collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems; following up with others to ensure needs are met.
- Contributing to team efforts through participation in activities/meetings, soliciting and listening to others' opinions, and working collaboratively to accomplish team goals.
- Soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoints, and incorporating others' perspectives into decision-making (when appropriate).
All qualification requirements must be met by the start of the internship.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate
To qualify for the GS-4, you MUST be enrolled in a Bachelor level degree seeking program leading to a degree in accounting, auditing, finance, business administration, or public administration, AND meet one of the following criteria:
You must have completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter credits of Bachelor's level education
You must possess an Associate's degree.
All applicants must also have at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in accounting or auditing which may include 6 hours in business law by the start of the internship.
NOTE: You must be a current student enrolled in a Bachelor's program seeking a degree from an accredited educational institution on a full or half-time basis. If at any point during the internship (and for any reason) your status as a student changes to that of a non-student, your internship will be terminated.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate
To qualify for the GS-7 level you MUST be enrolled in a Graduate level degree seeking program leading to a degree in accounting, auditing, finance, business administration, or public administration, AND meet one of the following criteria:
You must have completed between 18 to 35 semester hours or 27 to 53 quarter hours of graduate level education.
You must possess a Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (defined below).
All applicants must also have at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours in accounting or auditing which may include 6 hours in business law by the start of the internship.
Superior Academic Achievement: Superior academic achievement (SAA) recognizes individuals who have achieved superior academic standing. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business
Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a gradepoint average of: a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or .3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
NOTE: You must be a current student enrolled in an accredited educational institution seeking a Graduate degree on a full or half-time basis. If at any point during the internship (and for any reason) your status as a student changes to that of a non-student, your internship will be terminated.
Company: U.S. Government Accountability Office
Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Temporary
Job Type: Internship
Salary: 34,069-51,444 per year
About U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO, often called the "congressional watchdog,” is an independent, non-partisan agency that works for Congress. GAO examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, non-partisan, fact-based information to help the government save money and work more efficiently.
The Partnership for Public Service in 2020 named GAO the number one place to work among mid-sized agencies in its annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. GAO also has consistently ranked number one in support of workplace diversity for mid-size federal agencies when the Partnership released such rankings.
Here are some reasons why GAO is such a great place to work:
- Diverse, talented staff: We make it a priority to recruit and retain a diverse, highly professional, motivated, and multi-disciplinary workforce. Our staff brings expertise to the table in accounting, law, engineering, public and business administration, economics, information technology, the social and physical sciences, and other disciplines. Additionally, our employees have a range of educational backgrounds and prior work experiences, including advanced degrees and work in specialized areas.
- Inclusive work environment: We strive to enhance and sustain a GAO-wide culture that is fair, diverse, and inclusive and provides opportunities for all staff to excel.
- Work/life balance: We focus on work/life balance, with flexible schedules, generous leave and paid holidays, and telework opportunities.