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Experienced Audit Associate, Government Contract Advisory Practice at CohnReznick LLP

Experienced Audit Associate, Government Contract Advisory Practice

CohnReznick LLP Tysons, VA (On Site) Full-Time

As CohnReznick grows, so do our career opportunities. As one of the nation’s top Professional Services and Business Advisory firms, we foster teams in Advisory, Assurance, and Tax services that value innovation and collaboration in everything they do! 

We currently have an exciting career opportunity for an Experienced Audit Associate to join the team in our Government Contract Advisory Practice.  This position can be 100% remote.

YOUR TEAM.

CohnReznick’s Government Contracting team has provided comprehensive services to government contractors for over 40 years. We have been voted one of the best places to work for the last several years, a testament to the culture that is ingrained within the organization, and we are seeking candidates who are as passionate about the clients they serve as we are. If you are excited about helping organizations grow and building strong client relationships, then the Government Contracting team is the place for you. With guidance from our superior leadership team, you will find endless opportunities to accelerate your career.  Join us to be part of something greater.

WHY COHNREZNICK?

  • Work-Life Blend: Our team members accrue up to 30 days of PTO depending on their level & take advantage of 17 paid holidays including two weeks off a year when all CR Team members take time off together. (July 4th and Thanksgiving week)
  • Parental Leave: Our expanded leave is up to 8 weeks following the birth or placement of a child.
  • Flexibility: Our team members have options of being fully virtual, hybrid or in the office based on theirs and the business needs. All full time or part time CR team members are offered a home office stipend upon onboarding to help them get setup at home.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Whether it’s through participation in our Employee Resource Groups such as CR Blac, CR PRIDE, WomenCAN, VMA, CR Green, Raza or AAPI or through CR Cares, our team members give back to the communities they live and work in.
  • Total Rewards: We offer a competitive annual compensation, annual discretionary performance bonus, referral & client bonuses, spot bonus opportunities, 401k match with profit sharing contributions and incentive and support towards achieving the CPA licensure.
  • Learning & Development: Our team members have access to learning opportunities focusing on technical, leadership, and success skills that support their growth and career advancement, not to mention the necessary resources to meet their compliance needs.
  • Wellness resources: Our virtual care programs such as Headspace, Spring Health, Prevention Cloud, and Peerfit help support our team members’ mental and physical well-being.
  • Performance Coach: Each CR Team member is aligned to a Performance Coach who will support them in establishing their goals and provide guidance and support along their career path of choice.
  • The CR Friend: Your CR Friend will serve as a familiar face when you first join the firm and is someone you can always reach out to.

 YOUR ROLE. 

The Experienced Associate works directly with all levels of the firm, including closely with Senior Associates and Managers, and performs test work on multiple types of contract audits (“DCAA type audits”) ranging from $10M-$2B. In addition, they provide consulting services to government contractors in the areas of FAR, Indirect Rates, CAS and Business Systems. They demonstrate professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations. The Experienced Associate effectively analyzes transactions, recognizing potential allowability/allocability issues, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with managers on resolving the issue. 


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Audit, Consulting and Accounting
  • Task and Engagement Management
  • Personal and Professional Development 

Specific duties include:

Audit, Consulting and Accounting

  • Performing audit procedures in accordance with firm standards and GAGAS in an accurate, thorough and timely manner
  • Responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable
  • Monitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partners
  • Following and developing customized DCAA audit programs to conduct efficient audits
  • Understand and apply concepts of materiality and audit risk.
  • Prepare work papers that are informative, indexed, cross-referenced and can easily be understood and explained.
  • Performs consulting services to government contractors including accounting and consulting projects
  • Reviews the audit and consulting work of Associates

 Project/Task and Engagement Management

  • Accept responsibility for, and complete tasks assigned by CohnReznick management in a timely fashion.
  • Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project.
  • Manage multiple client projects at any given time.
  • Alert CohnReznick management in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s).
  • Promotes teamwork and cooperation within the office. Fosters effective relationships with contractor representatives and government officials.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues.
  • Continually develop technical skills and industry knowledge. Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinking. 
  • Attend local professional and business organization functions, as well as networking events. 
  • Represent the firm in positive and professional manner. 
  • Demonstrate accounting proficiency by pursuing and passing the CPA exam. 
  • Demonstrate sound business judgment.
  • Develop an ability to motivate and train self.
  • Actively participate in CohnReznick internal development programs, including staff training courses.

YOUR EXPERIENCE. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • BS/BA in Accounting; has obtained or is actively sitting for the CPA exam and meets the necessary requirements to license immediately upon completion of the CPA exam
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in public accounting or other relevant experience
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and auditing skills including knowledge in GAGAS
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Solid understanding of FAR & Indirect Rates, emerging understanding of CAS and DFARS business systems.
  • Proven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; audit software, and Caseware / CCH Engagement Manager experience a plus
  • Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • U.S. Citizenship

After reviewing this job posting, are you hesitating to apply because you don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that we are less likely to apply to jobs unless we meet every single qualification. At CohnReznick, we are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. 

CohnReznick is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive team to drive business results and create a better future every day for our team members, clients, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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