Assurance Senior Associate, Government Contracting Practice

CohnReznick LLP
Mclean, VA
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Associate to join in the Government Contracting Practice. This position can be remote. Responsibilities: The Senior Associate works directly with all levels of the firm, including closely with Managers and Partners, and performs test work on multiple types of audits ranging from $10M-$2B. In addition, they provide consulting services to government contractors in the areas of FAR, Indirect Rates, CAS and Business Systems. They demonstrate professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations. The Senior Associate effectively analyzes transactions, recognizing potential allowability issues, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with managers on resolving the issue. Your focus will initially be on the following three areas: Audit, Consulting and AccountingTask and Engagement ManagementPersonal and Professional DevelopmentSpecific duties include: Audit, Consulting and Accounting Performing audit procedures in accordance with firm standards and GAGAS in an accurate, thorough and timely mannerResponsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverableMonitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partnersUnderstand and apply concepts of materiality and audit risk.Prepare work papers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained.Performs consulting services to government contractors including accounting and consulting projectsReviews the audit and consulting work of AssociatesProject/Task and Engagement Management Accept responsibility for, and complete tasks assigned by CohnReznick management in a timely fashion.Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project.Manage multiple client projects at any given time.Alert CohnReznick management in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s).Promotes teamwork and cooperation within the office. Fosters effective relationships with contractor representatives and government officials. Personal and Professional Development Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues.Continually develop technical skills and industry knowledge. Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinking.Attend local professional and business organization functions, as well as networking events.Represent the firm in positive and professional manner.Demonstrate accounting proficiency by pursuing and passing the CPA exam.Demonstrate sound business judgment.Develop an ability to motivate and train self.Actively participate in CohnReznick internal development programs, including staff training courses. Required Skills: Education: BS/BA in Accounting; has obtained or is actively sitting for the CPA exam and meets the necessary requirements to license immediately upon completion of the CPA examMinimum 3-4 years of experience in public accounting or other relevant experienceExcellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including knowledge in GAGASExceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationshipsExcellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skillsStrong research skillsSolid understanding of FAR & Indirect Rates, emerging understanding of CAS and DFARS business systems.Proven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, and Caseware / CCH Engagement Manager experience a plusSolid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task #CB