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Audit Intern - OIG - 90228994 - Philadelphia

Date: Feb 28, 2018

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

****PLEASE NOTE: **** 
Amtrak OIG is not a Federal agency. Our employment opportunities are not federal jobs.

Join with the Inspector General to help make America’s railroad operate more efficiently and effectively. We are seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference. By conducting or supporting independent, objective audits and investigations of the programs and operations of the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), you could directly contribute to our mission of providing independent, objective oversight of Amtrak’s programs and operations; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse; and providing Congress, Amtrak management, and Amtrak’s Board of Directors with timely analysis about Amtrak’s programs and operations. Join us as we continue to build a model OIG centered on independence, teamwork, diversity, work-life balance, and value-added oversight. Next stop…the Amtrak Office of Inspector General! For more information about the Amtrak Office of Inspector General, visit our website at


The Audit Intern will work as part of a multidisciplinary team conducting performance audits of Amtrak programs and operations in a dynamic office environment. These audits include assessments of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Amtrak programs and operations; adequacy of internal controls; and compliance with laws, regulations, policies, contracts and/or grants. The Audit Intern supports an audit team involved in audits of medium to high complexity.

•    Attending, participating in, and documenting the results of meetings/interviews of Amtrak officials 
•    Collecting and analyzing relevant data and information, such as researching and documenting company policies/procedures, conducting quantitative analyses, and identifying leading practices applicable to an ongoing project 
•    Learning to workpapers to OIG standards
•    Communicating relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal meetings
•    Collaborating with others to accomplish goals and developing working relationships, when appropriate, with internal and external parties
•    Keeping OIG management (i.e. Audit Manager or Senior Director) informed of progress, potential audit findings, and issues that may affect timely completion of assignments
•    Using various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
•    Providing additional support such as arranging meetings, taking notes, and responding to routine inquiries


•    Current full or part-time Junior or Senior Undergraduate or Graduate student working towards a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration or Public Policy, Journalism, or related field.
•    Applicants must have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (“B” or better) as recorded on their official transcript


•    Legally eligible to work in the US
•    Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•    Clear and concise oral and written communications skills
•    Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision
•    Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
•    Ability to multi-task with attention to detail
•    Experience with Adobe Professional

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:34841
Posting Location(s):Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Other
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:Under 1 year of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. 

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