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Grants Audit Specialist (Mid-Level)

Government and Military

Grants Management Specialist


Washington, Washington DC, United States

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership in humanitarian response, promotes human welfare, alleviates suffering, and provides the foundations for transformative change and self-reliance. MacFadden, an Amentum company, supports BHA in their assistance award activities. MacFadden is seeking a mid-level 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. This position can be remote with the possibility that on-site presence could later be required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently, or as part of a team, conducts pre-award surveys and follow up surveys of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help BHA’s Agreement Officers make responsibility determinations per USAID policy.
  • Independently, or as part of a team, conducts targeted financial reviews of selected food assistance programs and of partner organizations and programs, as needed.
  • Independently assists with, and performs, pre-award risk assessments for all awards and makes well-founded decisions concerning risk determinations and mitigating actions.
  • Reviews non-U.S. NGO audit scopes of work to ensure it meets USAID requirements.
  • Reviews non-U.S. NGO audit reports to ensure they meet USAID requirements.
  • Works with NGO recipients and audit firms to ensure that audit reports are brought into compliance where necessary and remain compliant.
  • Follow up with NGO recipients on specific award conditions and corrective action plans.
  • Liaises with USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO audit findings, Office of Inspector General recommendations, and risk assessment determinations.
  • Tracks and follows up on audit status of all BHA NGO recipients, internal and external inquiries, and corrective action plans.
  • Independently, or part of a team, performs foreign audit environment appraisals and audit firm assessments in accordance with USAID requirements.
  • Helps provide subject matter expertise and advice to leadership, program teams, the team, and others.
  • Participates in, and leads, internal audit policy, work, initiatives, and special projects.
  • Performs additional activities related to audit issues and audit resolution as requested by the ARPM division.
  • This position requires international travel for pre-award surveys, recommendation follow up, and other work.

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 multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Education, Experience and Skills:


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 and finance experience is required.

  • Experience working with U.S. Government agencies.
  • Experience assisting award recipients in remediating audit findings related to questioned costs, internal control deficiencies, and noncompliance with laws, regulations, and agreements.
  • Strong technical skills in internal control, accounting, and financial management requirements and best practices.
  • Familiarity with U.S. Government-funded grants management and grants requirements.
  • Experience performing audits or evaluations.
  • Experience performing pre-award surveys, pre-award risk assessments, and financial reviews is a plus.
  • Experience performing internal control and compliance reviews.
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience in, applying U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and U.S. Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Strong knowledge of 2 CFR 200, related OMB Circulars, and other U.S. Government directives governing grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) or Google Suite tools (including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Calendar, Hangouts).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate well with the client and grantees.
  • Proficiency in writing complex reports and analyzing audit and financial data.
  • Ability to prepare written work products independently with appropriate content and minimal errors in a timely manner.
  • 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.
  • CPA or CIA desired.
  • Active DOD secret or higher security clearance desired.

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. 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.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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