2048 Audit Associate

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | COMP | Full-time


Audit Associate – (Job #2048)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Audit Associate to join the Compliance team. This is an entry-level position. This position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Audit Associate assists the Compliance department in their day-to-day tasks, including but not limited to routine administrative and related clerical tasks as well as assisting Regional Auditors in the financial monitoring of NED Grantees.



  • Assist in the financial monitoring of grantees shall include conducting risk assessments, preparation of audit/compliance reports, and timely closeout of grants in compliance with Federal rules and regulations and NED’s grant making policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the updating and sending of required periodical standard correspondences or as needed.
  • Make copies, create files and labels, file and pull documents, maintain the audit files and send files to storage.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Compliance Department data integrity in the grants management software to ensure high-quality data that is easily accessible in a consistent manner.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an electronic filing process for the Compliance department database on the NED server.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures to ensure the integrity of the Compliance department’s data and accuracy and consistency of both manually and electronically filed data.
  • Perform administrative and related clerical duties or ad hoc special engagements for the Compliance department as required.



  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent relevant experience;
    • 0-2 years of related experience;
    • Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint;
    • Experience with grant management databases such as GovGrants or Gifts Alta, and/or audit management software;
    • Working knowledge of OMB’s Uniform Guidance: 2 CFR Part 200 Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards;


  • Other Qualifications:
    • Advanced fluency (reading, writing, and speaking) in a foreign language(s) preferred.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Competencies:
    • Attentive to detail;
    • Strong data analysis and IT-related skills;
    • Ability to multi-task;
    • Work with minimal supervision;
    • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work in a multicultural team environment;
    • Strong verbal, written and analytical skills;
    • Ability to present audit findings with tact and sensitivity;
    • Commitment to accuracy and timeliness.


To Apply:

 Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with 2048 Audit Associate – YOUR NAME in the subject line.


The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org