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Contract Auditor

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $58,230 – $103,294*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level

As a Contract Auditor for the CIA, you will conduct contract audits and provide business consulting services as a key member of the CIA's acquisition team. You will directly support the acquisition community by providing value added cost analysis, audit, contract, and financial advisory services in support of the negotiation, administration, and settlement of CIA contracts.

Using creativity, dedication, and innovation, you will harness your passion for auditing to deliver innovative and agile financial solutions in support of the CIA's global mission. You will develop your expertise in the contract auditing process, serving as an independent auditor and ensuring that the prices CIA pays for goods and services are fair and reasonable.

The CIA is committed to you and your development, and provides a variety of progressively more responsible career paths and training opportunities, enabling you to achieve your career goals while supporting mission needs.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support

The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.

Life at CIA:

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events - as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
    • Finance
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • At least 24 semester credit hours of accounting coursework
  • Demonstrated excellent:
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Verbal and written communications skills
    • Customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Understand and assess complex contract audit issues
    • Analyze data and make audit recommendations
    • Work productively, with minimal supervision, either independently or in a team environment
    • Apply knowledge of accounting and audit concepts, principles, and techniques
  • Documented good credit history

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience in the following functional disciplines:
    • Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
    • Federal Acquisition Regulation
    • Cost Accounting Standards
  • Direct experience in federal government auditing or service with the Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Advanced degrees or professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees


During the application/interview process, applicants will take an aptitude and personality assessment test.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

To Apply:

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Application Instructions

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

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Posted: Aug 27, 2008 02:33 PM
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018 04:06 PM

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