Team Lead – Audit and Financial Risk


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) provides global leadership in humanitarian response, promoting human welfare, alleviating suffering, and providing the foundations for transformative change and self-reliance. Macfadden, an Amentum company, supports BHA in their assistance award activities. Macfadden is seeking an Audit and Financial Risk Team Leader (Team Lead) to provide management support for BHA’s Partner Audit Unit (PAU) within the Division of Audit Risk and Performance-Management (ARPM). The Team Lead is part of the BHA Grants Unit and will direct report to the Deputy Grants Unit Manager.

The Team Lead will be responsible for supervising a team of grant auditors, providing technical support and guidance on NGO financial audit reviews, pre-award surveys, and pre-award risk assessments, and contributing to the successful completion Macfadden’s Task Order deliverables. The Team Lead will monitor and manage the workflow for the grant auditors and ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner. The Team Lead will also be the primary liaison between BHA’s Grants and Partner Audit Unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and support BHA’s Partner Audit Team including managing work schedules, timesheet approvals, annual performance reviews, professional development opportunities, and providing leadership and guidance.
  • Manage on-boarding and training for new staff.
  • Manage the quality of work for team members to ensure that all tasks are performed correctly, efficiently, and effectively across various competing tasks.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between BHA’s Grants Unit and Partner Audit Unit
  • Manage assignments for pre-award surveys and risk assessments.
  • Provide technical input to the development and revisions of templates and standard operating procedures.
  • Review documentation prepared by grant auditors for completeness, errors, and quality.Document revisions and provide feedback to staff for continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with USAID’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance on U.S. and non-U.S. NGO audit findings and drafts Pre-Award Risk Assessment Determinations in accordance with ADS 303.3.9 and 2 CFR 200.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of initiatives to improve internal processes and maximize team performance.
  • Contribute to management discussions, planning, and decision-making.
  • Track performance metrics for the grants auditors and contribute to data inquiries for quarterly task order reports, as well as ad-hoc reports from BHA and Macfadden management.
  • Asist in the development and delivery of staff training on BHA’s pre-award risk assessment process, single audits and recipient contracted audits, and targeted financial reviews for NGOs.
  • Perform any other tasks, as assigned by the Deputy Grants Manager and/or BHA’s Division Chief of ARPM.

Education, Experience and Skills:


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, and a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience is preferred; or
  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience will also be considered; or
  • CPA or CIA strongly desired; CFE preferred.


  • Experience supervising and leading teams of subject matter experts on audit and internal control issues.
  • Experience assisting grant award recipients in remediating audit findings related to questioned costs, internal control deficiencies, and noncompliance issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing detailed reports and extensive knowledge of USAID audit requirements for U.S. and non-U.S. based grantees and relevant pre-award and post-award requirements.
  • Financial management and audit experience and knowledge of assistance awards (grants or cooperative agreements).
  • Experience performing audits and/or pre-award surveys.
  • Experience in assessing internal controls and compliance.
  • Extensive experience applying and interpreting U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and U.S. Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).


  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent analytical, critical thinking, leadership, and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of applicable USAID Assistance Regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFRs) and Automated Directive System (ADS) series; OMB Circulars and other directives governing grants and contracting.

  • Proficiency in writing complex reports and analyzing audit and financial data.

  • Ability to apply regulations, procedures, and policies to individual acquisition and assistance programs.

    • Ability to work in a highly demanding environment and capable of handling tasks with varying deadlines.
    • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills to express ideas verbally and in writing document procedures, and professionally represent the organization to internal and external parties.
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite.

  • Proficiency in writing complex reports and analyzing audit and financial data.

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher-level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.

How to apply

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Closing date: 9/30/2022