Status: Full-time position
Location: Des Moines, IA
Job Summary: The Packers and Stockyards Programs (P&SP) administers the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 (Act), as amended. P&SP makes periodic and special examinations of reports and records of persons and firms subject to the Act to ascertain whether they are operating in full compliance with the Act. Regional offices are responsible for carrying out assigned functions and activities in enforcement of the provisions of the Act and regulations issued under its authority in assigned geographic regions.
Qualifications: Degree in accounting or a degree in a related field, such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.
Duties: The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Independently or as a leader of an audit investigation team, plans, designs, organizes, and/or conducts complex compliance reviews and investigations of large and diverse registrants, packers, and live poultry dealers operations within the assigned geographic area and subject to the Act.
Conducts compliance reviews and investigation to determine if entities are acting in violation of the Packer & Stockyards Act and associated regulation.
Examines financial and operating records to determine evidence of insolvency, unlawful payment practices, improper use of shippers' funds, inadequacy of working capital, inadequacy of bond, improper assessment of tariff charges, inappropriateness of charges to depreciation reserve, and noncompliance with orders and stipulations.
As a leader of a team project, provides advice and guidance on audit methodology, monitors technical accuracy, and reviews the analysis, concepts, and conclusions upon completion of the audit.
Prepares comprehensive audit reports of investigation findings.
Integrates the region's audit program and activities with the business plan of the Regional Office.
Develops procedures for handling complaints received from livestock shippers and other members of the livestock, poultry, and meat marketing industries.
Serves as a technical expert in reviewing and resolving financial report and audit issues specific to the investigation.