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Undergraduate Financial Auditor Fall Intern

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. We accomplish our mission by providing objective and reliable information and analysis to the Congress, to federal agencies, and to the public, and recommending improvements, when appropriate, on a wide variety of issues to make government work better.

As a GAO intern, you will receive training and learn how to conduct federal audits and program evaluations as part of a team. You will assist GAO audit teams in planning and conducting in-depth reviews of executive and legislative branch programs. You will assist audit teams to collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop databased findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

Specific duties are:

Work with your supervisor in the planning, prioritizing, and/or balancing own work assignments, identifying feasible work management approaches that address required activities and timelines.
Assist the audit team with developing, identifying, contributing to, and/or using techniques, tools, and processes that are methodologically sound and targeted to job requirements.
Assist collecting relevant information that is aligned with objectives/planning decisions and meets needs.
Assist conducting analyses that yield quality information aligned with needs; identifying relevant information, patterns/inconsistencies, relationships, interdependencies, and potential implication.
Preparing quality written work that meets relevant writing and evidence standards, and that is appropriately targeted to the audience and purpose.
Communicating relevant and accurate information during formal or informal presentations, meetings, or interviews.
Partnering or collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems; following up with others to ensure needs are met.
Contributing to team efforts through participation in activities/meetings, soliciting and listening to others’ opinions, and working collaboratively to accomplish team goals.
Soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoints, and incorporating others’ perspectives into decision-making (when appropriate).