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Federal - Financial Consultant

Job Location: CA - San Diego

Regional Description: West

Job Number: 00591421


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  San Diego, CA


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.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

Financial Specialist will serve as a member of the Functional Team and will support the client's audit readiness goals through a variety of workstreams. This team member will be required to gain a working knowledge of finance business processes, internal controls, and financial management systems in support of our clients' efforts to produce auditable financial statements.

On a daily basis, our Financial Specialist will be expected to:
  • Provide recommendations to improve the financial management infrastructure and environment
  • Interact with the client and users around specific work efforts and deliverables 
  • Be able to understand the client's financial operations for specific business processes
  • Document and map processes and internal controls
  • Develop test plans to verify the accountability of various business segments
  • Document findings and recommendations to remediate finance and accounting issues
  • Coordinate and lead efforts directed by system migration initiatives
  • Supervise small teams of Analysts 
  • Effectively communicate with the client on a daily basis

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in one of more of the following capabilities: financial management; process design/re-engineering; audit/internal control testing; financial reporting
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with MS Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Minimum 1 year experience in Federal Government Accounting and/or Auditing experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • US Citizenship Required

Preferred Skills:

  • Federal Consulting Experience 
  • 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 
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian 
  • One or more of the following systems: Microsoft Access; Visual Basic for Applications; DoD procurement and payment systems; SharePoint
  • Systems mapping knowledge, understanding data flows as they apply to financial systems
  • Business Process Improvement through automated tools or strengthened interal controls
  • Financial/Accounting aspects of acquisition, understanding of Navy acquisition processes and financial impacts 
  • Leadership experience managing resources and deliverables from onset to final delivery
  • Existence and Completeness (E&C) of assets, materials or inventory
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

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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