US Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General
•Performed work consisting of a systematic examination of financial and program records, financial and management reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of an activity;
•Analyzed work related to developing and executing audit policies and programs with our Congress mandated financial statement audit of the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) agency; an agency in-which manages and distributes over $1 billion, yearly.
•Conducted activities and audit steps related to the detection of fraud, waste, and abuse;
•Provided opinions on whether the financial statements of an audited entity present fairly the financial position, net costs, and, budgetary resources in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles;
•Performed quarterly and year-end Cash Reconciliations of key Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies, interviewed agency officials on all discrepancies, and gave recommendations on the effectiveness of the agency's operating systems, by reconciling 4 or more reports generated by our accounting systems;
•Determined the adequacy of agency's accounting systems and provides recommendations per audit findings for OIG's FNS audit and four of the six agencies that were susceptible to improper payments, for OIG's Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act Audit (IPERA);
•Performed audit steps to close out other OIG audits, to ensure all requirements are met and audit steps are completed, for two audits; also completed five referencing reviews of audits to ensure factual statements were referenced to supporting documentation;
•Assisted Assistant Directors and Directors with the hiring interview process for our auditor position;
•Served on various OIG committee's - i.e. OIG Holiday Party Committee;
•Created and prepared Congress mandated audits and audit profiles, in OIG's Audit Management System; which included creating and editing audit programs and researching new policies and procedures, laws and regulations, that would affect the scope of our audit.
•Participates in Entrance and Exit conferences, in speaking on a designated subject and/or asking and answering questions to and from our customer - USDA Agencies;
•Assisted in drafting and submitting management decision letters, audit correspondence letters, and engagement memorandums, within our SharePoint database, to respective officials;
•Assisted in solving various computer technical problems that employees may have;
•Performed detail with OIG's Accounting Division; gained knowledge and experience in budgeting, cash reconciliation, appropriations, appropriations law, financial management; government accounting;
•Drafted audit findings in USDA's Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act Audit and presented findings to upper management.
•Created and maintained tracking systems to ensure assignments and data requests are completed on time.
•Performed judgmental statistical sampling to create sample universes for testing.
•Created and performed audit of USDA's OIG Investigations Confidential Funds, individually with no supervision. Drafted audit findings and final audit report which was presented to upper management of Audit and Investigations.