John DeVaughn

Audit Manager



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 leader to serve as an Audit Manager within the Audit and Assurance Division. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Audit and Assurance you will:

  • assist in the development and execution of comprehensive audit plans and perform and manage advanced and specialized audits of the Universal Service Fund contributors and beneficiaries. 

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in starting a journey into telecommunications law in supporting a public-spirited mission.


Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Audit Manager will oversee the activities of audit staff to ensure effective utilization in completing assigned tasks. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide day-to-day support of assigned audit staff such as creating open lines of communication, providing status updates, advising on difficult situations.
  • Manage and oversee project management duties, including planning, scheduling, and coordinating the work of audit staff.
  • Review, monitor and assess progress of audits and projects, including identification of potential delays/roadblocks. Identify audit issues that require FCC guidance.
  • Collaborate with senior management with the identification, reporting, and evaluation of audit risk areas.
  • Facilitate remediation of the Universal Service Fund contributors or beneficiaries deficiencies with the appropriate process owners to ensure that issues are brought to logical closure.
  • Apply expertise to audit staff with audit standards and performance criteria, and audit requirements to produce quality deliverables in accordance with both department and professional standards.
  • Review and finalize audit findings and communicate findings to management and identify opportunities for improvement in the design and effectiveness of key controls.
  • Develop audit procedures/programs for achieving audit objectives and goals.
  • Perform human resource management activities including: identifying performance problems, developing plans for remedial action, evaluating performance, and interviewing and selecting staff.
  • Review and provide feedback on work paper documentation and audit reports.
  • Communicate audit status and results via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to the auditee and USAC management.
  • Participate in the coordination of outsourced audits and hiring of audit staff.
  • Participate with the identification, reporting, and evaluation of audit risk areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Direct a team of staff members and provide leadership to achieve goals and vision of the organization and the day-to-day operations.
  • Responsible for assisting with hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, professional development and accountable for the performance of employees.




About You


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


Required Licenses/Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Chartered Accountant (CA)

  • Bachelor Degree and/or relevant technical training and certifications.
  • Five (5) to Seven (7) years of professional directly related experience.
  • Operational/technical leadership experience including:
    • Two (2) to Four (4) years of Risk Assessment experience.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.

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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