Audit Subject Matter Expert II
Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Financial Management Advisory and Assurance service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s Global Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. Our public sector team members find solutions that help government leaders with issues including acquisitions, financial management, human capital, information technology and performance management in federal, state, local and international governments.At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Serves as the subject matter expert and demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the Department of Defense (DoD) financial/audit functional area.The ideal candidate will provide technical knowledge and analytic capability across business processes involving accounting, transaction and payment services, enterprise finance and management, and budget and contract auditing services. Provide experienced audit and accounting resources to support Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR) related business transformation projects.In this position, the DoD Financial Management and Audit SME shall perform analysis of the DoD financial management portfolio to improve the effectiveness of management support functions across Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and DoD.The DoD Financial Management and Audit SME shall be a CPA and recognized expert in accounting, audit, transaction and payment services, enterprise finance and management, budget and contract audit services.The range of assigned tasks are not restricted to those identified below, management may assign additional duties and responsibilities at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.Assessing audit findings to prioritize key, systemic impediments to DoDa€ (TM) s ability to achieve auditability.Applying audit and accounting best practices to DoD.Conducting requirements analysis of DoD financial reporting to include Standard Financial Information System (SFIS), Standard Line of Accounting (SLOA), and United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL).Developing project management dashboards, analysis recommendations and reports that highlight performance issues, dependencies, risks and cross-cutting audit initiatives across all FIAR plans.Providing audit and accounting subject matter expertise to work directly with project teams within across DoD to effectively apply audit and accounting best practices on selected projects.Providing financial reporting and SFIS/USSGL requirements analysis in support of Performance Reference Model, Business Reference Model, Service Component Reference Model, and Data and Information Reference Model activities.Provide project management analysis of performance, dependencies, risks and cross-cutting audit initiatives across all FIAR plans.Provide routine FIAR IMS project updates to the FIAR milBook site.Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities.Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditionAnalytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.Customer Service - Demonstrates ability to deliver excellence by taking personal accountability for achieving high quality outcomes. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; meets commitments; and adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.Leadership/Teamwork a€" Works collaboratively and demonstrates ability to influence and lead effectively and gain the support of others for courses of action. Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; puts success of team above own interests.Ethics - Earns othersa€ (TM) trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.In-depth knowledge of the DoD financial management / audit functional area. Knowledge of FIAR related business transformation efforts across DoD.This position also requires the candidate to be a CPA. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with emphasis in Word, Excel, Outlook, and on-line search engines required.Bachelora€ (TM) s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field. Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.Travel may be required.Coach and mentor junior staff members.Ability to work overtime required on occasion.Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.Grant Thornton LLP is the US member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s Global Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s Global Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.It is Grant Thorntona€ (TM) s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law..