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Federal - Financial Accounting Consultant

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00573409


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  Arlington, VA
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.    
The Federal Financial Accounting Consultant 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 have a strong background in performing audits of Federal agencies, including drafting work papers/white papers/NFRs, developing audit test plans, analyzing financial statements, supporting key supporting documentation retrieval and responding to external auditors and evaluating internal controls.  The team member will be required to possess a knowledge of financial reporting business processes, DoD accounting or auditing, internal controls, and financial management systems in support of our clients' efforts to produce auditable financial statements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business discipline
  • 5 years of experience in one or more of the following capabilities: financial management; audit/internal control testing; financial reporting
  • 5 years of experience with MS Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)
  • US Citizenship Required

Preferred Skills:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality documentation while paying attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Federal Accounting concepts and requirements
  • Basic understanding of DoD property (asset) management and valuation 
  • Experience auditing commercial or federal clients
  • DoD audit readiness (FIP / FIAR) experience (ie DLA, Army, USMC, USCG, Air Force, Navy, etc)
  • Experience auditing or performing audit readiness functions (FIP, FIAR, FSTAR) for a DoD agency (ie Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps)
  • Federal Government Accounting and/or Auditing experience
  • 2 years of experience with at least one of the following policies:
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Financial Management Regulation (FMR)
    • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Understanding of the DoD's financial environment and operations
  • CPA, CGFM, or CDFM are a plus
  • Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment 
  • Self-Driven, Detail Oriented, and Motivated 

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.
Equal Employment Opportunity 
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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