Sr Auditor - 90346380 - 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 Senior Auditor works as part of team or assist the Audit Manager in leading a multidisciplinary team conducting independent, objective GAGAS compliant performance, or financial audits of Amtrak programs and operations. These audits include assessments of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Amtrak programs and operations; adequacy of internal controls, compliance with laws, regulations, policies, contracts and/or grants. The incumbent serves as a fully functioning member of an audit team in audits of medium to high complexity. This includes responsibility audit design, data collection and analysis, message development, to drafting segments of products that are technically complete and appropriately targeted to the audience. Assists junior members of the team when necessary and may serve as a technical expert for those less experienced members of the team.


  • Plans, or assists in planning new engagements by submitting annual audit plan suggestions that support the OIG strategic plan. 
  • Develops audit program for assigned area that addresses the audit objectives and provides a clear path for developing convincing findings and actionable recommendations.
  • Ability to function as team leader in the collection and analysis of data; and 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 findings that are actionable and cost-effective.  
  • Integrates the results of team members’ work and analyses into findings, conclusions and recommendations to be presented in audit reports, briefings and other related products.
  • Drafts products, such as briefings, message meeting documents, reports, testimonies, and/or fact sheets; and ensuring all products are clear, convincing, accurate and complete.
  • Keeps Audit management informed of the progress of the project and any matters that may affect timely completion of engagements. Handles most issues personally only elevating those that need the direct attention of management.
  • Provides coaching, guidance and technical expertise to junior members to promote their professional development.
  • Develops productive working relationships with internal and external parties, fosters teamwork, collaboration and coordination.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Economics or other field, or equivalent combination of education, training and work experience
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience that included conducting performance audits/analyses of programs and operations.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to maintain composure in stressful situations and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail.
  • Experience using Teammate or similar audit work paper management systems.
  • Understanding and ability to apply GAGAS.


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


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills


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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.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.