Ref No.: 18-28480
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Financial Management service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector.

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Develops, advises on, or implements major policy and system changes affecting accounting programs.
Provides expert advice to program managers and senior executive officials. Analyzes and interprets accounting data and reports and performs financial analyses, forecasts, and evaluations.
Reviews and interprets new legislation, regulations, directives, and guidelines affecting assigned programs.
Provides advice on planning and implementation of internal controls to ensure integrity and the accuracy and completeness of the financial processes.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, operations research, management, computer science, or related discipline with sufficient credits to meet Certified Public Accountant licensing qualifications.
Master's degree is desired.
Minimum 4 years of related work experience. Must have working knowledge of Federal Financial Regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to read and interpret management policy, regulations, standards and directives.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton's Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton's Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.

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