Financial Management Senior Consultant

Washington, DC
Jan 17, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
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.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 developmentThis 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 annual internal control planning efforts to determine the scope of internal control assessment efforts and testing to be performed. 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. Completing Entity Level Control (ELC) assessments and testing, including developing materials to perform the assessment, interviewing and surveying management and other client personnel, and compiling results to show data and assessment conclusions. 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. Performing internal controls over operations and assessments of improper payments in support of the Payment Integrity Information Act (PIIA). Providing financial risk management program support to include maintaining the agency's financial risk register, completing annual fraud risk assessments, and preparation of the annual Statement of Assurance completed by the head of the agency. 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 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 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 more Participating in Guidehouses 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: Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire.Required:Minimum Years of Experience: 3Minimum Degree Required: Bachelors degreeUS Citizenship is contractually requiredThe ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance is contractually requiredDemonstrates proven knowledge and success in advising federal clients in improving internal controls over financial reporting and meeting the requirements of related federal guidance and requirements, including : OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A and C, the GAO Green Book, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Financial Accountability Act, and Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act (IPERIA). These requirements should be evidenced when performing the following actions:Internal control over financial reporting and operations improvements, and related business process improvement,Federal audit support, audit liaison, corrective action planning, and remediation,Risk assessment and risk management, and Management control programs and the implementation of new federal guidance into existing federal programs.Possesses oral and written communications skillsHeightened attention to detail, and the ability to understand and analyze the impact of internal control assessment results on the AgencyAbility to synthesize information quickly and learn new skillsClearance: Ability to obtain Public Trust from client AgencyExperience evaluating/testing internal controls, performing financial statement audits (preferably for a Government agency), or providing audit readiness supportKnowledge of and/or experience with accounting, financial statements, and financial reporting conceptsProficiency in using Microsoft Excel and basic/core functionsDesired: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.Understanding of and experience conducting internal control assessments and testing in accordance with OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A requirementsExperience working in teams to produce high-impact work products, reports, and other deliverablesKnowledge of and/or experience working with data analytics and visualization tools, such as R, Python, Tableau, and SharePointPossesses 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 presentationsExperience and demonstrated ability to participate in client-facing discussions and meetingsAbility to synthesize information quickly and learn new skillsWillingness to participate in business development activities and internal firm objectives.Demonstrates a proven track record of success in identifying and addressing client needs: building solid relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor.Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Business AdministrationCertification(s) Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM) 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.Due to our contractual requirements and federal orders, including an Executive Order from the White House and an emergency regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the position for which you are applying requires that you provide proof of your vaccination status. If you are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement which shall be reviewed after the submission of requested documentation. If an accommodation is granted, the conditions may include weekly testing and masking. All Guidehouse employees also agree to follow any additional health and safety mitigation policies that may be required in the workplace. Disclaimer: About GuidehouseGuidehouseis 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 contactGuidehouseRecruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email 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 BenefitsGuidehouseoffers 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