Audit/Internal Controls Senior Associate
Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate 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 Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:The resource will be responsible for the development of the Property Plant and Equipment (PPE) business process narrative for the Department of Veterans Affairs.The narrative focuses on internal controls over financial reporting and accounting transactions.The resource will be responsible for understanding how typical transactions in the PPE cycle impact the financial statements, including material GL accounts.To gather information, he/she will reach out to VA process owners and conduct interviews and potentially travel to VA sites for walkthroughs.He/she will also be responsible for developing flow charts.Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.Strongly prefer a Senior Associate with financial statement audit and internal controls experience.A strong accounting background is an absolute must and a CPA is preferred.Process narrative writing experience, including leading walkthrough meetings with client process owners, is also required.Additional skills include strong verbal and written communication and attention to detail.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.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..