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If you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or in a business related field which was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting and would like to do challenging work to maintain the integrity of the U.S. Postal Service through independent audits, then you can apply as an entry-level auditor in the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service. This job pays $31,315.00 to $50,431.00 annually in addition to numerous benefits. The benefits that a successful entry-level auditor can expect to receive include health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurances with flexible spending options; retirement and thrift savings; flexible work schedules; and leaves and holidays.
As a trainee, your work assignments are selected to provide training in the analytical evaluative aspects of the work and in the appropriate use of such methods and techniques as qualitative and quantitative analysis. The job vacancy announcement for this postal service employment opportunity also states that the training will emphasize developing an understanding of the relationships of the concepts underlying the specialty area. This way, you have a better grasp of the incipient needs or problems and the identification, analysis and solution of problems. Furthermore, the assignments are pre-selected to combine performance of productive work with supervised on-the-job training in both the judgmental and methodological aspects of the work. As your knowledge, skills, and abilities are enhanced, you are expected to progressively contribute more value to assigned audit projects.
Aside from the minimum qualifications of citizenship, screenings, and other requirements, you will also be evaluated on your knowledge of auditing and accounting standards, principles, procedures, techniques, and internal control reviews. Your skills in analyzing information and problems and finding solutions and recommendations will be taken into consideration as well. Your communication and written skills as well as flexibility and leadership potential will also be considered. As such, you will have an edge if you have experience or coursework in information systems management, in doing audits, and in operating MS SharePoint. Professional certifications (CPA, CIA, FMP, Lean Six Sigma, etc.) and the ability to multi-task are also desirable.
If you want to apply, you will need to access the full vacancy announcement which can be found on the USPS OIG website at http://www.uspsoig.gov/employment.cfm. From there, you will be directed to the USAJOBS website which has the full information about the vacancy for entry-level auditors. Make sure that you read the entire federal postal job announcement before lodging an application so that you won’t forget anything. Essential documents include a resume, complete occupational questionnaire, and supporting documents like certificates or licenses, transcripts, and veteran’s preference documentation, if applicable.