Financial Reporting Consultant

Crofton, MD
Nov 28, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time
Overview Guidehouse 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: Responsibilities Experience in relevant areas to federal audit concepts and internal control over financial reporting. Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally and possesses the ability to analyze and test data and build conclusions about results and communicate the potential impact of these results on future audit readiness. Has an understanding of federal financial reporting and the financial systems that are leveraged for this reporting. Our 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: Assessing general ledger data to determine auditability and compliance with expected posting logic. Evaluating internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR) and internal controls over operations in line with OMB Circular A-123 for a range of financial and business process areas, to including performing end-to-end walkthroughs of business processes, documenting business processes and controls, testing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, and reporting on deficiencies. 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 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 readiness 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 techniques Documenting and evaluating business processes and making recommendations for process improvements Producing a variety of communications from informal email interactions with clients to formal memos, issue papers, presentations, executive briefings, and others Conducting research to investigate client problems and work collaboratively with your team to formulate and recommend solutions Assist clients in analyzing projects and programs to identify risks and help develop, apply, and monitor mitigations Support clients in collecting and analyzing data, producing models and visualizations, and draw conclusions from the data to improve decision-making Analyze and help develop and/or improve policies and procedures for a variety of programs and operational needs In 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 more Participating in Guidehouse's programs for coaching and mentoring staff Assisting in the development of learning and development materials, courses, and presentations to help Guidehouse employees expand and strengthen their skills Support Guidehouse programs and initiatives for recruiting top talent to the company Qualifications Required: Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire. Minimum of 4 years of experience in internal control related matters; Federal accounting, budgetary accounting, financial management, OMB Circular A-123 Appendix A, internal control testing, audit readiness experience An advanced degree or certification such as a CPA may be substituted for one year of experience CPA or CGFM preferred US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance is contractually required Preferred: Demonstrates proven knowledge and success in advising federal clients in financial reporting and meeting the requirements of related federal guidance, including: OMB Circular A-136, the GAO Green Book, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA), Treasury Financial Manual (TFM), and GAO/PCIE Financial Audit Manual. These requirements should be evidenced when performing the following actions: Proven ability to provide accurate financial reports and skills to implement innovative solutions to meet changing organizational needs, ability to bring creativity and collaboration to the process of working with financial systems; Federal audit support, audit liaison, corrective action planning, and executing remediation with a focus on internal controls over financial reporting and management financial statement assertions, Demonstrated GAAP accounting expertise and knowledge and understanding of Federal financial accounting standards and the US Standard General Ledger (USSGL); and Demonstrated knowledge of Federal financial management, accounting, and budgetary business processes and experience with federal foreign assistance Additional Requirements The 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. Disclaimer About Guidehouse Guidehouse 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. 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Benefits include: Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance 401(k) Retirement Plan Basic Life & Supplemental Life Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities Skills Development & Certifications Employee Referral Program Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program