Financial Analyst

Mitchellville, MD
Nov 23, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time
OverviewGuidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: .ResponsibilitiesOur professionals help our clients to identify, evaluate, and solve some of their most complex challenges, assisting them in achieving their strategic goals and objectives to fulfill their mission. We help our clients transform their business processes, improve efficiency of operations, evaluate and improve internal controls, strengthen policies and controls, increase transparency and performance management, and comply with Federal laws and regulations. The nature of our projects can be fluid and requires self-motivated individuals that are willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals. Project team members are provided the opportunity to interact with our clients' senior management, as well as the opportunity to enhance their skills in the area of technical competency, business development, client service, leadership, project management, and people development.This role will support a Government agency within the homeland security enterprise with opportunities to expand your support to other national security-related organizations. Specific initiatives and work products that this role supports include:Supporting the development and execution of corrective action plans and broader remediation strategies designed to address internal control and audit deficiencies and strengthen financial processes.Providing financial risk management program support to include maintaining the agency's financial risk register.Providing a broad range of financial statement audit and audit risk management and remediation support that support the agency's goals to maintain a clean audit opinion and improve internal controls.Assessing the impact of new guidance on financial operations and supporting the implementation of new guidance when applicable.Providing audit liaison support services to help facilitate a smooth financial statement audit process, including development and maintenance of digital tools that enable more efficient audit activities.More broadly, this team member will be engaged in a diverse set of project-specific tasks covering a broad set of consulting capabilities, including:Apply a variety of analytical, problem-solving, and reporting skills and techniquesDocumenting and evaluating business processes and making recommendations for process improvementsProducing a variety of communications from informal email interactions with clients to formal memos, issue papers, presentations, executive briefings, and othersConducting research to investigate client problems and work collaboratively with your team to formulate and recommend solutionsAssist clients in analyzing projects and programs to identify risks and help develop, apply, and monitor mitigationsSupport clients in collecting and analyzing data, producing models and visualizations, and draw conclusions from the data to improve decision-makingAnalyze and help develop and/or improve policies and procedures for a variety of programs and operational needsIn addition to client-facing responsibilities, this role will support important activities that contribute to the growth of our business, strengthen internal Guidehouse operations, and create a positive work environment for all Guidehouse employees. Some of these activities include but are not limited to:Assisting in business development activities, such as identifying potential client needs and ways Guidehouse can assist, developing proposals and white papers, participating in client and internal account meetings, and moreParticipating in Guidehouse's programs for coaching and mentoring staffAssisting in the development of learning and development materials, courses, and presentations to help Guidehouse employees expand and strengthen their skillsSupport Guidehouse programs and initiatives for recruiting top talent to the companyQualificationsRequired:Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire.Minimum Years of Experience: 3Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, computer science, or related fieldMinimum Experience: 3 or more years of experience in financial management, audit readiness, internal control and risk assessments, business process engineering, and understanding of audit related tasks. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance is contractually required.Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, Master's degree in AccountingCertification(s) Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM)Knowledge Preferred:Knowledge of and experience with DHS financial operations, processes, internal controls, audit readiness, or other financial management-related functions (strongly desired)Knowledge of and experience with Federal financial management activities, including but not necessarily limited to: OMB Circular A-123 assessments for internal controls over financial reporting; Federal financial statement audits; financial risk management, financial policy, entity-level controls and/or management controls.Knowledge of and experience advising Federal clients on applications of OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A, the GAO Green Book, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Federal Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).Federal accounting, including the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and Treasury Financial Manual, and knowledge of Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA)Experience working in teams to produce high-impact work products, reports, and other deliverables in a fast-paced environmentPossesses strong oral and written communication skillsHeightened attention to detail, and the ability to create and edit technical and non-technical written work products and graphical presentationsAbility to view problems from multiple angles and apply a variety of solutions to solving themAbility to participate in client-facing discussions and meetingsAbility to synthesize information quickly and learn new skillsDesire to support public sector clients with a national security missionPassionate about reinvesting in the company you work for and representing the company's brandSkills Preferred:Demonstrates proven thorough abilities in the following areas:Internal control assessments;Entity level controls, risk management, and fraud risk assessments;Supporting management control programs;Understanding deficiencies communicated by the auditor, tracking audit PBC requests, responding to audit requests, developing corrective action plans, and executing remediation with a focus on internal controls over financial reporting and management financial statement assertions; and,Implementing the revised OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A.Demonstrates the ability to understand client needs, participate within a team environment, and communicate throughout internal and external network in a manner that allows for successful execution of tasks.Willingness to learn and participate in business development activities and internal firm objectivesAdditional RequirementsThe successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.DisclaimerAbout GuidehouseGuidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.Rewards and BenefitsGuidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.Benefits include:Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision InsurancePersonal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid HolidaysPosition may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonusParental Leave and Adoption Assistance401(k) Retirement PlanBasic Life & Supplemental LifeHealth Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsShort-Term & Long-Term DisabilityTuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning OpportunitiesSkills Development & CertificationsEmployee Referral ProgramCorporate Sponsored Events & Community OutreachEmergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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