Grants Audit Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 1 August 2018
  • Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 31 August 2018
  • Current

Job Description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) in Washington DC receives applications from U.S. and non-U.S. Non-governmental organizations (NGO), many of which have not previously received a U.S. government award. Macfadden, who supports OFDA in their Assistance Award activities, requires a grant audit specialist with the following education, experience and skills who can undertake the following activities:

Key Responsibilities:

Undertake pre-award, incurred cost and follow-up surveys of NGOs on a required basis so that OFDA can make a responsibility determination based on the results per ADS 303.3.9. Perform reviews of non-U.S. NGO audit scope of work to ensure it meets USAID requirements. Assist non-US based NGOs to get CFO approval for the audit firms they hire to undertake audits. Review NGO annual audits to ensure they meet USAID requirements. Work with audit firms to ensure that audits are brought into compliance where necessary. Interface with the USAID audit branch on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO audit findings and draft Pre-Award Risk Assessment Determinations in accordance with ADS 303.3.9 and 2 CFR 200). Track audit status of all OFDA NGO partners. This position will require international travel for pre-award and follow up surveys.


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field with a minimum of 12 years of audit experience is preferred.
  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field with a minimum of 15 years of experience will also be considered


  • Education, experience, or training in working with various US Government Agencies in an Inter-agency environment a plus.
  • Experience assisting grant award recipients in remediating audit findings related to internal controls deficiencies.
  • Requires financial management and report writing experience and extensive knowledge of USAID audit requirements for U.S. and non-U.S. based grantees.
  • Requires Grant Audit experience and knowledge of Assistance Awards (grants or cooperative agreements Management.
  • Requires experience performing audits and/or Pre-Award Survey Reviews.
  • Requires experience in Internal Controls and Compliance desired.
  • Requires experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
  • Strong technical skills in accounting (e.g. CPA, Public Accounting).
  • Familiarity with the FAR, ADS, CFRs, OMB Circulars and other directives governing Assistance Awards.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Requires strong verbal and written communication; ability to communicate well with the client and grantees.
  • Performs additional activities related to audit resolution as requested by Grants Office and Program Manager.
  • Must possess proficiency in writing complex reports and analyzing audit data.
  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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.

About the Organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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