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IT Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Specialist Manager- Fort Belvoir

Grant Thornton - Public Sector Alexandria Full-Time
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Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Risk Advisory 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 Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Experience with Federal accounting principles: how to apply them in various accounting systems and how data can be captured and analyzed in various environments.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Federal Financial Improvement Act (FFMIA), Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Guidance, Federal Information System Controls Audit.
  • Manual (FISCAM), Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE), and other federal audits and general federal IT Controls principles requirements and experience applying the requirements in assessment of financial systems.
  • Understanding of systems development phases and related work products, including requirements and design documentation.
  • Experience in planning, executing and reporting on information systems controls assessments.
  • Understanding of GAO, the Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Manual and Federal.
  • Audit Manual approaches, and ability to access information system controls in areas of Cybersecurity, access controls, change controls and segregation of duties
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluating controls within ERP systems
  • Experience in providing summary reports and working papers with detailed results and actionable recommendations
  • Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.
  • Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.
  • Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.
  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
  • Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities.
  • Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.
  • Secret clearance required.
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant business or technical field
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), in good standing
  • At least 4 years of applicable financial or business experience, including at least 1 year of government experience.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations and the principles of being directly involved in the acquisition aspect
  • Knowledge of NIST SP800-37 Rev 2 (Risk Management Framework)
  • Knowledgeable in OMB Circulars A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control; A-127, Financial Management Systems; A-134, Financial Accounting Principles and Standards; and the Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Manual requirements
  • Experience working with DoD/DLA is highly desired
  • 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.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff members.
  • 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.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 60 offices with more than 570 partners and more than 8,500 personnel in the United States and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore, India.

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