Government & Public Sector- Finance Manager- Austin, TX (Secret Clearance)

Ernst & Young, Austin, Texas

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Date Posted September 09, 2020
Industry Finance
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From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.
The opportunity
Various macroeconomic and budget-related challenges are hampering effective public financial management. To address these challenges, governments are introducing reforms to measure effectiveness and efficiency of expenditure and to improve fiscal transparency. As part of our US Government & Public Sector (GPS) team, you will join a talented group of professionals to help governments and public sector organizations improve planning, budgetary and financial performance, and to meet public transparency and accountability requirements.
Your key responsibilities
As one of our performance improvement finance advisors, you’ll help crucial government departments and agencies continuously achieve and sustain performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you’ll bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. We'll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and by providing you with opportunities to build your skills in public finance management. Key responsibilities of the position include:
  • Establishing, maintaining and strengthening internal and external relationships
  • Creating innovative insights for clients and contributing to thought leadership
  • Adapting methods and practices to improve operational efficiency and to fit team needs
  • Helping to manage the financial aspects of engagements
  • Identifying and communicating issues and risks to project leaders
  • Driving projects to completion and confirming that work is of a high quality
  • Developing people and creating a positive learning culture through supervision, coaching, mentoring and performance management activities

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree and approximately five years of relevant work experience, or a master’s degree with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or other related field and approximately four years of relevant work experience
  • Minimum of four years relevant experience in federal financial management, risk management, leading standards (e.g., SFFAS, OMB, GAO), preparing written or verbal materials (e.g., Congressional reports, budget justifications, leadership briefings), presenting project results to clients, leading a team, providing formal feedback
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher
  • Knowledge and experience working for a federal or state agency in the following areas:
    • Federal or state budgeting (formulation or execution)
    • Federal or state accounting (managerial reporting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, general ledger)
    • Financial statement close
    • Senior leader decision support
    • Strategic planning and forecasting
    • Senior leader decision support
    • Planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE) and other budgeting techniques (e.g., performance-based budgeting, management by objective)
    • Performance measurement and performance management
    • Financial and cost analysis
    • Appropriations law
    • Contracts and acquisitions
  • Demonstrated experience in business development
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The EY Government and Public Sector Practice’s staffing model is to assign resources to projects aligned to the office within the metropolitan area you have been hired; however, in certain circumstances, travel may be required within and/or beyond your geographic region based on client and project needs. For roles within the federal practice, the flexibility to travel up to approximately 30% is preferred. Within the state, local and education practice, the flexibility to travel up to approximately 80% is preferred.

Ideally, you’ll also have at least one of the following certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

What we look for

At EY, we know it’s your point of view, energy and enthusiasm that make the difference. Top performers execute project plans on large, complex engagements from analysis through implementation, as a work stream lead supervising junior staff. They consistently collaborate with the client and their teams to deliver quality work products, share thought leadership, and identify follow-on work and new business opportunities. They have experience with federal or state agencies in public finance management, often gained by working in a Big Four global management consulting firm or a blue-chip company focused on the government and the public sector.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today.
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