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Inspector General Financial Auditor - NRO

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $81,548 - $126,062

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As an Inspector General Financial Auditor, you will be hired as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and subsequently detailed to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). You will conduct and oversee performance and financial-related audits while serving at the NRO, a government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense warfighters. Please visit the NRO website for more information.

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.

The 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 to include performing as the Auditor-In-Charge (AIC).

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OIG is an independent office of the CIA that promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. Additionally, OIG seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Learn more about the Office of Inspector General.

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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.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

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
  • Excellent written and verbal 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
Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and US Government contracting
  • Any of the following certifications:
    • Certified Public Accountants
    • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Previous or Current Experience related to:
    • NRO
    • Financial statements
    • Audits
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

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

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

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