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Government & Public Sector — Secret Clearance - Senior — Performance Improvement — Finance - Mclean, VA

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Effective management of public finances is the foundation of good government.  Our finance leaders and professionals work with the world’s largest agencies to help transform and improve fiscal operations and achieve better outcomes for citizens.  If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact, come join our dynamic finance team. 

The opportunity
Various macroeconomic and budget-related challenges are hampering effective public financial management. To address these challenges, governments are introducing reforms to measure effectiveness and efficiency of expenditure and to improve fiscal transparency. As part of our US Government & Public Sector (GPS) team, you will join a talented group of professionals to help governments and public sector organizations improve planning, budgetary and financial performance, and to meet public transparency and accountability requirements.
Your key responsibilities
As one of our performance improvement finance professionals, you’ll help crucial government departments and agencies continuously achieve and sustain performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you’ll bring diverse perspectives to every challenge.  We'll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and by providing you with opportunities to build your skills in cost and performance management and cost optimization.  Key responsibilities of the position include:
  • Establishing and maintaining internal and external relationships
  • Developing reports, dashboards and schedules for the client and other parties
  • Communicating and updating the management team on progress made
  • Demonstrating flexibility when it comes to engagement needs
  • Meeting firm utilization targets
  • Guiding junior staff, reviewing their work and providing performance feedback
  • Supporting people-related initiatives, including recruiting events and interview nights
  • Staying current on CPE requirements and continuously improving technical skills
 Skills and attributes for success
          To qualify for the role you must have
  • A bachelor’s degree and approximately two years of relevant work experience; or a master’s degree with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, or other related field and approximately one to two years of relevant work experience
  • At least one year of experience preparing written or verbal materials, leading a team, and providing formal feedback
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher
  • Knowledge and experience working for a federal or state agency in the following areas:
    • Cost accounting, cost management or managerial accounting
    • Cost analysis and cost modeling
    • Cost optimization
    • Activity-based costing
    • Cost-benefit analysis, business case analysis
    • Cost studies
    • Performance measurement or performance management
    • Performance metrics and measures development
    • Benchmarking and gap analysis
    • Cost reduction or cost efficiency
    • Business performance reporting
    • Balanced scorecard
    • Federal budget process
    • Planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE)
    • ERP systems, consolidation tools and Reporting/BI platforms
  • Ability to collaborate with clients and identify engagement follow-on opportunities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to meet client needs
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher
 Ideally, you’ll also have at least one of the following certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
What we look for
At EY, we know it’s your point of view, energy and enthusiasm that make the difference. Top performers have experience delivering against project plans on large, complex engagements from analysis through implementation. They have experience with federal or state agencies in cost and performance management, often gained by working in a Big Four global management consulting firm or a blue-chip company focused on the government and the public sector.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.
About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Join us in building a better working world.   Apply now.   
 Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


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