Grant Thornton Alexandria, VA, USA
Sep 05, 2019
Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Manager 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 Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments. Plans and leads major work assignments. Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success. Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments. Directs the activities of more junior personnel or other staff as necessary. Performs general and application control reviews for both simple and complex computer information systems, including backup and disaster recovery, system development standards, system security, programming and communication controls, operating procedures and system maintenance. Develops and maintains computerized audit software and follow up on audit findings to ensure that corrective actions have been taken. Audits computer information systems and performs detailed evaluation of internal controls. Consults with clients on computer information systems operational issues. Assesses the design and operational effectiveness of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) and IT General Controls (ITGCs). Provides guidance on KRI/ITGC testing methodology, validation processes, procedures, adherence to policy and documentation. Designs, develops and publishes materials to support adherence to the established KRI/ITGC validation processes. Works closely with other teams (Risk, IT, Information Security, etc.) to report, track and follow up on remediation plans. Verifies information technology systems and infrastructure are secure and support the related applications. Creates and delivers presentations to management, discusses audit findings and conclusions and recommends remediation actions. Performs follow-up with client to ascertain implementation of remediation actions. Advises client for maintaining compliance with government standards. Guides and assists clients through a wide range of improvement and modernization initiatives. Prepares background papers, briefings, and speeches; creates web and portal content; and performs similar organizational messaging activities. Supervise, train, and mentor staff throughout the engagement lifecycle and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews. Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls. Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements. 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. - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) cert required. - IT Assurance / IT Audit Support skills - 2 yrs experience consisting of auditing financial systems of federal government agencies or preparing agencies for audit. - Bachelors 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. - 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 Thorntons 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 Thorntons Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector. It is Grant Thorntons 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.