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.
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.