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Federal - Accounting Specialist

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00491547


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  Arlington, VA
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The Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness mission includes establishing and sustaining an audit ready posture, transitioning to an environment to sustain auditability, and achieving an audit support infrastructure. The Financial Accounting Specialist will serve as a member of a large project team and will support the client's financial improvement and audit compliance goals through a variety of work streams. The team member will be required to possess and/or build a working knowledge of audit procedures including documenting business process and creating process cycle memos.  Knowledge of financial management and DOD logistics business processes are preferred.  

Major responsibilities include the following: 
  • Creating process flows and cycle memos for various DoD business processes
  • Identifying audit risk areas or internal control needs within the processes, and also process optimization areas, and updating the processes to include changes to address the risks or improve the procedures 
  • Contributing to a training curriculum to implement any new process at the organization's HQ and multiple field sites
  • Developing tests of design and effectiveness for internal controls within the documented processes, and performing sample testing to ensure the controls are in place and working properly

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant business or technical field
  • 5 years' professional experience in related projects or roles such as audit, audit readiness, accountant, financial manager or process documentor
  • 2 years' of federal audit experience including developing process cycle memos
  • 2 years' experience creating executive presentations or training-related slide decks

Preferred Skills:

  • CPA preferred
  • Familiarity with DOD policies and procedures, financial statement audit experience, Section 508 (preferred but not required)
  • Experience developing training material for small and large audiences that may be geographically dispersed that can be easily digestible and user-friendly
  • High level of creativity
  • Federal client experience, DoD preferred
  • Self-driven, willingness to learn, and able to develop relationships with client personnel
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member
  • Strong understanding of basic business processes, and accounting principles and terminology
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment 

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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