• Director of Audit

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/5/2018 4:42 PM)
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  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Director of Audit within our Audit and Assurance team.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Audit and Assurance you will:

    • oversee the development and execution of the annual audit and assurance plans, and to demonstrate leadership to Division staff through establishing clear expectations, transparent communications, and commitment to team success, coaching, and supervision.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.



    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Director of Audit will develop the annual plans to provide effective oversight of USAC and/or the Universal Service Fund (USF).  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:


    • Establishing performance metrics for Division management and staff to operate effectively and efficiently.
    • Identifying project risk areas and developing mitigation strategies.
    • Representing the Division on USAC project teams, at USAC management and Board of Directors meetings, and with the FCC and other external organizations.
    • Assisting with the implementation of strategic goals and objectives.
    • Preparing issue papers and reports for the Board of Directors and presenting to respective Audit or programmatic committees and/or the Board of Directors.
    • Managing and coordinating outsourced and co-sourced contractor personnel and deliverables;
    • Fostering collaborative relationships with key stakeholders such as the FCC, members of USAC’s Leadership team and the Board of Directors.
    • Hiring Division management and staff.
    • Developing Division management and staff through training and coaching, as well as addressing employee relation matters.
    • Preparing and conducting mid-year and annual performance appraisals.
    • Managing and coordinating necessary audit efforts for whistleblower or other authorized investigations.
    • Raising compliance issues that require FCC guidance to FCC staff in a timely and appropriate manner.
    • Assisting with the management of ad hoc requests from USAC’s Leadership team, the FCC, or the Board of Directors.
    • Participating in corporate outreach efforts including making presentations at industry conferences.
    • Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships.
    • Assisting in other special projects or other specific duties as assigned.

    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Audit and Assurance Division.


    • You have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with concentration in Audit, Accounting, Finance and/or Business.
    • You have 10+ years of Accounting & Auditing experience.
    • You have 10+ years of Risk Assessment experience.
    • You have 10+ years of supervisory experience.
    • You have the following certifications Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
    • You have the successfully performed the following competencies:
      • Results-Driven.
      • Communicates Openly and Effectively.
      • Applies Customer Lens.
      • Forward Looking.
      • Fosters Collaboration.
      • Thinks Critically.
      • Develops Self and Others.
      • Embraces Innovation and Change.
    • You will work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with a group of professionals motivated by USAC’s mission. Some travel (up to 10%) may be required.

    The following skills are desired:

    • You have: Telecommunications Industry; Finance and Budgeting; Regulatory; Internal Controls (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), A-123) experience.

    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx


    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.



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