Audit Manager - 90346378 - Washington

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20002

Company: Amtrak

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Join with the Inspector General to help make America’s railroad operate more efficiently and effectively. Our team provides independent oversight of Amtrak’s programs and operations and works diligently to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse by Amtrak employees, contractors, or vendors. This work not only helps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Amtrak, but it also informs decision-making by Amtrak’s Board of Directors, Amtrak management, and Congress. We employ a diverse team of auditors, special agents, analysts, forensic examiners, lawyers, and support staff to complete our exciting mission. Join us as we continue toward our goal of building a model OIG centered on independence, teamwork, diversity, work-life balance, and oversight that makes a difference.

The Audit Manager is responsible for day-to-day management, supervision, technical, and administrative direction of a multi-disciplined staff conducting performance audits and reviews in compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) in a dynamic office environment. These audits address the effectiveness and efficiency of Amtrak’s programs and operations, and report recommendations for improvements to those programs and operations. 

Essential Functions
•    Provides vision, direction, and focus to align audit work to accomplish the Inspector General’s strategic goals by supervising complex audits, ensuring soundness and integrity of audit work, and effectively using assigned staff.

•    Provides context and perspective to subordinates on Amtrak and OIG strategic plans. Develops audit proposals in concert with the OIG strategic plan, and to support the annual audit planning process. 

•    Develops audit plans that address the audit objectives and provides a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
•    Provides management, oversight, and leadership to the audit teams to keep projects on track and ensure quality work in the process. Provides leadership in audit matters as well as administrative areas. 

•    Supervises the collection and analysis of data; ensures that evidence collected is reliable, sufficient, relevant, and properly documented in the project work papers and complies with GAGAS and Amtrak OIG’s policies and procedures. 

•    Develops well-supported audit reports that recommend process improvement and/or cost recoveries. 
•    Produces final products, such as briefings, message meeting documents, reports, testimonies, and/or fact sheets; ensures all products are clear, convincing, and accurate. 
•    Keeps OIG management informed of the audit progress, potentially controversial matters, and options for managing these matters.
•    Leads and provides on-the-job training and coaching to a diverse multi-disciplined staff of professional auditors and analysts.
•    Provides team members feedback regarding performance and monitors their progress in against individual goals.
•    Develops highly productive working relationships with internal and external parties, and fosters teamwork, collaboration, and coordination.
•    Facilitates auditee meetings and interviews.


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Economics or other related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and work experience. 
•    Must have at least 4 years of relevant experience that included conducting performance audits of programs and operations.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Proven analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
•    Ability to multi-task with attention to detail.
•    Ability to work across organizational boundaries to reach mutual goals.
•    Able to maintain composure in stressful situations and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
•    Proficiency in using data analysis and computer-based tools including Microsoft Office Suite and similar products.
•    Experience using Teammate or similar audit work paper management systems.
•    In-depth understanding and ability to apply GAGAS and other audit policies and procedures.
•    Demonstrated supervisory skills or prior supervisory experience.
•    Demonstrated leadership abilities.


•    An advanced degree from an accredited university (e.g., MPA, MBA).
•    Familiarity with the accountability community (e.g., OIG, GAO).
•    Familiarity with passenger rail operations and/or transportation operations.
•    Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, PMP).


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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions