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Senior Federal Financial Management, Internal Controls, and Risk Management Consultant

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Potomac
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family:

Finance & Accounting Consulting
Travel Required:

Up to 25%
Clearance Required:

Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do:

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:

Primary Support Areas

  • Supporting annual internal control planning efforts to determine the scope of internal control assessment efforts and testing to be performed based on the risk profile of the organization and specific financial risks that have been identified through financial risk assessments and tracking.
  • 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.
  • Performing internal controls over operations and assessments of improper payments in support of the Payment Integrity Information Act (PIIA).
  • 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.
  • 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. Additional/Secondary Support Areas
    • Providing financial risk management program support to include maintaining the agency's financial risk register (identifying, evaluating, and tracking financial risks and their mitigation strategies across the enterprise), completing annual fraud risk assessments, and preparation of the annual Statement of Assurance completed by the head of the agency.
    • Supporting the development and execution of risk mitigation plans, corrective action plans, and broader remediation strategies designed to address financial risks and internal control or audit deficiencies and strengthen financial processes.
    • Assessing the impact of new guidance on financial operations and supporting the implementation of new guidance when applicable.
    • 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. 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 companyWhat You Will Need:
          • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust
          • Bachelor's degree
          • 3 years of related financial experience What Would Be Nice To Have:
            • Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, Master's degree in Accounting
            • Certification(s) Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM)
            • 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 and C, the GAO Green Book, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Federal Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA), and Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA).
            • 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 environment
            • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills
            • Heightened attention to detail, and the ability to create and edit technical and non-technical written work products and graphical presentations
            • Ability to view problems from multiple angles and apply a variety of solutions to solving them
            • Ability to participate in client-facing discussions and meetings
            • Ability to synthesize information quickly and learn new skills
            • Desire to support public sector clients with a national security mission
            • Passionate about reinvesting in the company you work for and representing the company's brand 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 objectives

                What We Offer:

                Guidehouse 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 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
                • Student Loan PayDown
                • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
                • Skills Development & Certifications
                • Employee Referral Program
                • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
                • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
                • Mobility Stipend About Guidehouse . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Guidehouse, Potomac , Senior Federal Financial Management, Internal Controls, and Risk Management Consultant, Executive , Potomac, Maryland

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