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Inspector General Financial Auditor-NRO

An Inspector General Financial Auditor-NRO conducts and oversees performance and financial-related audits to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of National Reconnaissance Office operations.
  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $94,199 - $145,617
  • Bachelor's degree

Agency-wide Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to move to the Washington, DC area
  • Able to complete security and medical evaluations
  • Registered for the Selective Service

About the Job

As an Inspector General Financial Auditor detailed to the NRO, your responsibilities will include developing and writing audit guides; developing and documenting audit findings in accordance with accepted government auditing standards; and developing audit conclusions and recommendations designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of NRO operations. Additional duties include planning audits; assessing risk; testing controls; collecting information; analyzing data; examining and evaluating documents; managing resources; and identifying issues. Using your knowledge of accounting and management concepts, principles, and techniques and ability to understand and assess complex issues, you will analyze programs and activities while recommending appropriate action. This position requires interaction with senior NRO and contractor officials; therefore, clear and concise communication is imperative.

You will conduct various types of audits (e.g., performance, attestation, financial), and perform special reviews of programs and activities within the NRO. You will also provide oversight of an Independent Public Accountant (IPA) and support other Office of the Inspector General (OIG) functions as required. Some travel may be required.

CIA hires Inspector General Financial Auditors at various career progression levels, from entry to senior level positions, and provides a training and development program specifically geared toward growth and advancement in the field of audits. You will be afforded the opportunity for growth beyond a particular area of expertise and the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the intricacies of NRO management. Auditors hired at the expert level will support additional corporate level Inspector General’s initiatives, including performing as the Auditor-In-Charge (AIC).

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Accounting
    • Business Management (including at least 24 semester hours of auditing or accounting)
    • Finance
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of accounting and management concepts
  • Ability to apply Government Auditing Standards
  • Ability to assess and analyze complex issues
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Ability to be self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Attention to administrative detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and US Government contracting
  • Previous or Current Experience related to:
    • NRO
    • Financial Statements
    • Audits
  • Any of the following certifications:
    • Certified Public Accountants
    • Certified Fraud Examiners