Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potential…and then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating from the nation’s capital, we bring together commercial innovation and leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience that far exceeds expectations. How? Our passion meets purpose! Through our diverse culture and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas taking them from concept to practical solutions. Not to mention, we sleep well at night knowing our work directly impacts and improves the way the world works. We keep our tech smarts sharp by providing abundant training and certification opportunities. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a difference?

You Are:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager, SOX Internal Controls & Business Systems located in Virginia.  The position works closely with the Controller, control owners, auditors, and other stakeholders in support of the company’s internal controls and execution of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and DFARS Business System programs. 

To be successful, it's important that the individual provide thought leadership in key audit areas, such as risk assessment, internal controls assessments, and other regulatory, operational and compliance initiatives that support a strong internal control environment.   The individual will provide guidance to internal stakeholders including finance, IT, HR, Legal, etc. regarding best internal control practices that minimize risk to the organization and advise on process improvements. 

The Work:

  • Oversee the development and execution of the company’s SOX compliance and DFARS Business Systems program while ensuring compliance with regulatory rules and deadlines

  • Monitor changing business environment for items that may impact the company

  • Lead discussions with control owners and business leads to identify risks and provide guidance on process or policy improvements

  • Work collaboratively with control owners to ensure internal controls are adequately designed and implemented

  • Lead operating effective testing and review all control deficiency action plans and monitor for complete remediation.   Conclude on the overall operating effectiveness and adequacy of controls

  • Prepare management reporting on the internal control environment, including control deficiencies, for Executive Leadership and Audit Committee

  • Act as the key point of contact for the company’s external auditors, internal auditors and process owners on all matters related to SOX and DFARS compliance, including evaluation and resolution of identified control deficiencies

  • Develop internal control staff through education and training and/or modify and enhance internal controls processes as required by organizational needs

  • Must be able to work on a self- initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours when needed


Here Is What You Need:

  • Bachelors Degree or 7 years of equivalent industry experience

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Experience with progressively complex experience in finance/accounting with a large enterprise accounting firm performing SOX financial statement audits and internal controls experience for public company or experience with a large enterprise accounting firm experience performing SOX financial statement audits, including management level experience

  • Extensive knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements (SOX) and the internal control framework (specifically COSO), including IT controls.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)

Bonus Points If:

  • Advanced Degree

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related discipline

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint

  • Proven ability to manage a team in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong professional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with senior leadership and auditors.

  • Strong project management skills – able to work on multiple projects concurrently

The Extras:

  • US Citizenship Required

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $117,400 - $167,200 and information on benefits offered is here.

COVID-19 update:

The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

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