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Auditor (Accounting-Focused)

Entry-Level Auditor Positions - Spring 2023 Grads may apply NOW!

What is the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)?

Auditing defense contracts is unlike anything you'll do or see in the financial world. Before an aircraft carrier sails out to sea for the first time or the next generation of F35s takes to the skies, we've been on board. Before a new medevac helicopter lifts off, we've seen it being made. Whether its weapons, aircraft, ships, tanks, uniforms, satellites - we conduct independent assessments to ensure our military gets the best value for its money. Our auditors provide a unique service to our country and make a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.
DCAA offers inclusive, impactful and challenging assignments with focus on specialized training, career development while working for an agency ranked in the top 25% of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Join the elite cadre of professionals who have made DCAA their employer of choice - performing audits of government contracts, ensuring taxpayers get the best value for each dollar spent protecting the Nation.

DCAA is currently hiring 250+ entry-level auditors in 68 locations, nationwide. There has never been a better time to #JoinTheMission. Spring 2023 graduates are welcome to apply now!

Job Responsibilities:

·        Plans, performs and reports contract audit assignments in connection with
procurement and contracting activities between the Federal Government and
the Contractor.
·        Reviews standard audit programs and steps, previous work papers, reports,
guidance material, draft audit reports with findings and conclusions on the audit performed in accordance
with agency procedures.
·        Maintains audit working papers including preparation of schedules, summaries, and reconciliations as instructed or appropriate.
·        Performs assigned audit steps such as tests and examinations of contractor's direct labor and material costs.
·        Checks reports, records, ledgers, and other documents against invoices, receipts, payroll slips, and other source documents.
·        Verifies appropriateness of charges for materials and labor and determines that transactions have been properly recorded.
·        Participates with other team members, providing updates on the status of audit assignments, sharing information, and identifying requisite revisions to the program and/or annual team goals.
·        Maintains professional manner and working relationships with team members, associates, contractors and other government personnel.
·        Prepares working papers and analyzes contractor data using automation tools.

Basic Requirements

All applicants must have one of the following:
  • Degree in accounting
  • Degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, economics or public administration and 24 semester hours in accounting including up to 6 hours of business law.
  • Four years of accounting experience AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
  • Combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge AND 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing courses or a certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor.
All candidates must be U.S. Citizen. If qualifying with a Bachelor's degree, a GPA of 2.95 or greater is also required.

Enjoy all the benefits of working for the United States Department of Defense       

  • Competitive salaries and career advancement opportunities
  • Unparalleled training from the Defense Contract Audit Institute and many professional and leadership development programs
  • Commitment to work-life balance
  • Flexible work hours, hybrid work environment, teleworking opportunities
  • Generous leave, benefits, and retirement packages
  • Reimbursement for job-related education and certifications

Learn more:  

Auditor positions are on a career ladder with full promotion potential to GS-12. Must be U.S. Citizen.