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Qualifications

There's no other career in the financial world like one with DCAA.

DCAA auditing is a highly specialized discipline that requires and develops a broader skillset than a typical accounting career. Do you have what it takes to join our team?

You can meet the basic requirements for an auditor position in either of the following ways:

1. Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/auditing; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, or public administration that includes 24 semester hours of accounting (may include up to 6 hours in business law).

2. Combination of Experience and Education:
At least 4 years of experience in an accounting/auditing career plus one of the following:

  • 24 semester hours in accounting/auditing (may include up to 6 hours in business law); OR
  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); OR
  • Degree in another field that includes at least 15 semester hours in accounting/auditing.

Review the OPM basic qualifications here or see how DCAA entry-level positions relate to various GS pay levels here.

If you have satisfied the basic requirements of eligibility in your application, you will be selected to complete the application assessment. Candidates who earn a passing score will be able to interview for the position. Learn more about applicant testing here.
 

What Makes a Great Auditor?

While rooted in solid accounting or auditing training, contract auditing with DCAA also demands strong analytical skills, written and verbal communication, an affinity for problem-solving, and a willingness to learn the complexities of auditing government contracts as an Agency of DoD.

Our auditors are highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and complex thinkers. We piece the evidence together to understand how a contractor's entire business structure supports accurate recording of contract costs and assertions in government proposals.

A career as a DCAA auditor may be right for you if you bring:

  • Self-motivation and persistence
  • An affinity for problem solving and comfort in ambiguity
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills
  • Organization and the ability to multitask
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good listening skills
  • Diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Confidence
  • Passion for service

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