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Internal Controls - Senior Consultant

Arlington, USA
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Family :
Finance & Accounting Consulting

Travel Required :

Clearance Required :
Ability to Obtain Public Trust
What You Will Do :

This role will support a Government agency in their financial management initiatives with opportunities to expand your support to both the public and private sectors through Financial Management. Specific initiatives and work products that this role supports include:
  • Supporting annual internal control planning efforts, by utilizing a risk-based approach to determine the scope of annual internal control assessment efforts.
  • Evaluating internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR) and internal controls over reporting (ICOR) in line with OMB Circular A-123 for a range of financial business process including leading 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.
  • Producing a variety of communications from email interactions with clients to formal memos, issue white papers, presentations, and executive briefings.
  • Supporting the development and execution of corrective action plans and broader remediation strategies designed to address internal control and audit deficiencies and strengthen business processes.
  • Assessing the impact of any new laws, regulations or federal authoritative guidance on financial management, information technology, and operations to support the implementation of new laws, regulation and authoritative guidance when applicable.
  • 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 as it relates to constantly improving the internal control environment.
  • Providing risk management program support to include maintaining the agency's financial and operational risk register, and preparation of the annual Statement of Assurance completed by the head of the agency.

More broadly, this team member will be engaged in a diverse set of project-specific tasks covering a broad set of consulting capabilities, including:
  • Applying a variety of analytical, problem-solving, and reporting skills and techniques.
  • Documenting and evaluating business processes and making recommendations for process improvements.
  • Conducting research to investigate client problems and work collaboratively with your team to formulate and recommend solutions.
  • Assisting clients in analyzing projects and programs to identify risks and help develop, apply, and monitor mitigations.
  • Supporting clients in collecting and analyzing data, producing models and visualizations, and draw conclusions from the data to improve decision-making, leveraging tools such as Microsoft PowerBI.
  • Analyzing 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, briefing Guidehouse leadership on identified opportunities, 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.
  • Supporting Guidehouse programs and initiatives for recruiting top talent to the company.

What You Will Need :
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience in financial/accounting operations, documenting business acquisition processes, documenting and assessing internal controls through testing, including an assessment of compliance with laws and regulations, performing root cause analyses, developing Corrective Action Plans and remediation activities, providing internal controls training, establishing internal control oversight.
  • Understanding of OMB and GAO requirements related to internal controls planning, testing, and reporting as well as Federal Manager's Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA).
  • Experience managing multiple work streams affecting all aspects of the A-123 process.

What Would Be Nice To Have :
  • Ability to demonstrate proven knowledge and success in advising federal clients in improving internal controls over financial reporting and operations and meeting the requirements of related federal guidance and requirements, including OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A, B, and C, the GAO Green Book, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA), and Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA). These requirements should be evidenced when performing the following actions:
    • Federal accounting, including the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and Treasury Financial Manual, and knowledge of Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA).
    • Federal audit support, audit liaison, corrective action planning, and remediation, Risk assessment and risk management, and Implementation of new federal guidance into existing federal programs.
    • CPA or CGFM preferred.
  • Demonstrate 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.

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
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.

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 . 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.

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