1+ months

Auditor - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
NSA Overview

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts oversight of the NSA mission. Within the OIG, the Audit branch performs independent audits and related reviews of Agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards and to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness.

Description of Position(s)

The Audit branch has three functions: Financial, Performance, Cyber/IT.

Auditor (Financial)

As an Auditor in the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's Financial Statements and related financial activities. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Financial branch include:

-Assisting in the performance of complex and comprehensive audits of NSA financial statements and NSA financial operations
-Overseeing the planning and execution of financial audits contracted to an independent public accounting firm to perform the audit of the Agency's financial statements
-Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs)
-Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions
-Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations

Auditor (Financial Systems)

As an Auditor on the Financial Systems team, a component of the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits and examinations of NSA's financial general and application information technology controls. Responsibilities of Auditors working on the Financial Systems team include:

-As part of the annual financial statement audit, overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT controls in accordance with the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual
-Overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT and business controls as identified by NSA as part of a Type II Service Organization 1 examination in accordance with Standards for Attestation Engagement 18the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual
-Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs)
-Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions
-Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations

Auditor (Performance, Cyber/IT)

As an Auditor in the Performance branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's program operations, contract compliance, and Agency's mission. As an Auditor in the Cyber/IT branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's IT programs, systems, and policies. Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Performance and Cyber/IT branches include:

-Conducting risk assessments on Agency programs and processes
-Researching, planning, and developing audit objectives, audit approach and scope
-Assessing and evaluating internal controls within the context of the audit objective
-Identifying and evaluating criteria to measure performance and evaluate compliance
-Conducting interviews within the context of an audit or review
-Gathering and analyzing audit evidence and compare observed results to specified requirements in the criteria
-Identifying problems and developing recommendations to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness
-Writing reports outlining results and findings from assessments and evaluations

All Auditors are required to complete 80 hours of training every two years to maintain the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional development.

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Posted: 2019-04-05 Expires: 2019-06-05

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Auditor - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
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