Auditor, Eurasia

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3, bipartisan organization that serves as America’s leading foundation for freedom, providing support for democratic activists, civil society organizations, and independent media throughout the world. We seek a dynamic, and savvy Auditor Eurasia to help strengthen the impact of our work and mission.

Position Summary:

The Auditor conducts financial monitoring of NED Grantees in one of the selected regions. This shall include conducting risk assessments and monitoring of grantee’s compliance with Federal rules and regulations and NED’s grant making policies and procedures. Additionally, the Auditor shall assist the assigned Compliance team in performing compliance monitoring for assigned Core.

This is an opportunity to join an ambitious institution and team committed to the cause of our time. The ideal candidate will be energized by the idea of being part of an expanding team supporting our brave partners on the frontlines of the fight for freedom and democracy around the world.


Determine the appropriate risk category (low, medium, or high risk) of a potential grantee based on the risk assessment.
Develop a monitoring plan, specifying the type of monitoring activities to be conducted for a grantee based on the results of the risk assessment process.
Conduct monitoring activities specified in a grantee’s monitoring plan including but not limited to the daily transaction ledger reviews and invoice reviews.
Prepare the audit/compliance reports which detail any identified observations, findings or questioned costs, as well as the respective recommendations for corrective actions and resolution of deficiencies identified in the compliance monitoring process.
Assist the assigned Compliance team in performing compliance monitoring for assigned Core.
Demonstrate effective representational skills, increasing the profile of the department by participating in NED internal working groups and in grantee proposal reviews held jointly with Grants and Program staff.
Prepare presentation and training materials for use in conducting financial management training workshops in overseas locations, when required.
Ensure that grants are timely closed out by verifying that all the required monitoring activities have been conducted and questioned costs, if any, were resolved.
Ensure that respective data input in the Grants Management System is pertinent at all times.
The level of responsibility and independence in assigned tasks will increase with experience.
Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.


BS in Accounting or Finance;
2+ years of related experience;
Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint;
Experience with grant management databases such as GovGrants or GIFTS/Alta;
Working knowledge of OMB’s Uniform Guidance: 2 CFR Part 200 Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards;
Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, also known as the Yellow Book.
Advanced fluency (reading, writing, and speaking) in Russian is required;
Ability to work independently;
Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment;
Auditing and report writing skills;
Ability to develop rapport quickly and easily;
Ability to present audit findings with tact and sensitivity;
Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
Commitment to accuracy and timeliness.
Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally;
Authorized to work in the United States.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

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The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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