John DeVaughn

Senior Internal Controls Auditor



As USAC continues to support universal service impacting health care providers, educators, and consumers, it is critical now more than ever that we hire people equally passionate and committed to helping fulfill our mission. We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Senior Internal Controls Auditor within the Finance Division. Reporting to the Internal Controls Manager of Finance you will:


  • Assist in the development and execution of annual audit plans in compliance with Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-123.  This position will be key in identifying process improvement areas, coordinating control testing, and supporting process changes within Programs and Division.

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Senior Internal Controls Auditor will prepare reports, schedules, analysis and reconciliations on a recurring basis.  Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:


  • Assist management in the development and execution of annual audit plans in compliance with OMB Circular No. A-123.
  • Track progress of audits and projects, including identification of potential delays/roadblocks, and timely communicate status to management.
  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Internal Controls, prepare audit work papers and reports, including any reports required by OMB Circular No. A-123.
  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Internal Controls, develop and periodically update internal control documentation (such as process narratives and flowcharts) that describes business and information technology functions and identifies internal control activities.
  • Review and provide feedback on audit work papers, reports, and any other deliverables prepared by teammates.
  • Assist the Manager of Internal Controls to communicate audit status and results on a timely basis to upper management, including the communication of any identified risks.
  • Assist the Manager of Internal Controls to facilitate upper management’s review of high-visibility documents prior to submission to the FCC and/or other regulatory groups.
  • Provide excellent and professional customer service to internal and external customers, including clear, accurate, and complete communication.
  • Assist in the hiring of audit team members, as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About You


The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Finance Division.

  • Bachelor’s Degree and relevant technical training.
  • Three (3) to Four (4) years of directly related experience.
  • Experience working in a position requiring superior organization, collaboration, communication, and project management skills.
  • Prior experience in auditing, risk assessment, and/or compliance.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with the Microsoft Suite. Also experience with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Visio.
  • Ability to make decisions with little need for direction and to function effectively as a team-oriented, self-starter working across cross-functional lines.
  • Excellent leadership, facilitation, critical thinking, analytical, and data gathering skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with and present to upper management and C-suite executives.


Preference for Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


About USAC

Why Work Here?


Our mission to achieve universal service addresses America’s current critical needs to build out broadband capabilities for telehealth, online learning, and keeping families connected. Join us and help USAC accomplish our mission to bridge the digital divide. Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Additional information on USF programs can be found at:



USAC supports our employees well beyond their salary with a system of benefits that rivals the top organizations in the country. Simply put: if you are committed to improving the lives of others, we are committed to improving yours. USAC provides low-premium, top-of-the-line medical, dental, and vision insurance in addition to disability and life coverage.  Generous 401k contribution, Federal and floating holidays, paid sick leave and vacation time that increases every year.  Regular telework schedule and opportunities to take professional development courses and training.


A Multicultural Team

We have actively built an organization that doesn’t just celebrate our diversity; we depend on it. The challenges of achieving universal service require creative and unique perspectives. Our accepting and inclusive community will challenge you to grow and learn from others while always recognizing the value of your contribution.


USAC is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.  All offers of employment with USAC are conditioned on completing and passing a background and reference check and certification of vaccination against COVID-19.  USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.

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