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FM/Audit Readiness Analyst

Grant Thornton • Alexandria, VA

Posted 1 month ago

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Job Description

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

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.

  • Audit Readiness Support team shall:
  • Apprise government Program Manager (PM) of progress, risks and opportunities. Linkage to strategic goals and their critical leadership role in supporting its Audit Readiness Program.
  • Coordinate with process owners to integrate implementation and sustainment of audit compliance activities into agency functions and processes.
  • Participate in the agency's business systems transformation efforts to assist implementation of audit compliance systems.
  • Assist in identifying business processes, system risk areas and internal control weaknesses.
  • Assist and recommend actions as appropriate with guidance from A2R Program Manager to agency's Line of Business (LOB) stakeholders to include: Office of Facilities & Services (FAC). Office of the Chief Information Office (CIO), and Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in developing and implementing corrective actions needed to improve business processes and controls needed to become audit ready.
  • Assist government leadership in the training and education of A2R stakeholders on the audit readiness process for the A2R LOB, its interdependencies with computer, data. and other business processes, and their impact on audit readiness in the enterprise.
  • Create and maintain the development and/or updates to A2R Audit Readiness. Support on agency issuances of guidance pertaining to Assessable Units on PP&E procedures and policies.
  • Develop and monitor metrics to measure progress towards meeting milestones in the A2R CAPs that are in direct support of the enterprise.
  • Develop communications to update senior leaders of LOG, FAC, CIO, CFO, etc. on accomplishments and progress towards audit readiness.
  • Assist enterprise with the preparation of computer systems and data processing of financial data to support reporting to the CFO for agency financial statements. Conduct initial validation of CAPs.
  • Interface with computer and data processing systems as required.
  • Complete Total Asset Management (TAM) initiatives to provide increased business value and improve audit readiness across the Agency.
  • Perform research, prepare whitepapers and facilitate meetings for resolution of controls and weaknesses.
  • Perform corrective actions to address prior audit report recommendations as directed by the A2R government lead(s).
  • Assist the A2R PMO in coordinating responses to CFO"s Audit Readiness PMO.
  • Prepare and facilitate A2R related meetings as required.
  • Establish and meet audit remediation deadlines.
  • Establish work request procedures - in support of business systems, data processing and related documentation.
  • Examples of these documents include but are not limited to statements of work.
  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • Audit readiness experience.
  • TS/SCI and CI Polygraph.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • 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

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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