EY Government & Public Sector-Assurance Services Senior - External Audit-TYSONS in McLean, Virginia

Title: Government & Public Sector-Assurance Services Senior - External Audit-TYSONS

Location: US-VA-McLean

Job Number: MCL003H7

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Effective management of public finances is the foundation of good government. Our finance leaders and professionals work with the world’s largest agencies to help transform and improve fiscal operations and achieve better outcomes for citizens. If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact, come join our dynamic finance team.

The opportunity

Various macroeconomic and budget-related challenges are hampering effective public financial management. To address these challenges, governments are introducing reforms to measure effectiveness and efficiency of expenditure and to improve fiscal transparency. As part of our US Government & Public Sector (GPS) team, you will join a talented group of professionals to help governments and public sector organizations improve planning, budgetary and financial performance, and to meet public transparency and accountability requirements.

Your key responsibilities

Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional audit activities for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers, so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Leading fieldwork, managing performance and keeping engagement leaders updated on audit engagements

  • Completing audit processes and documenting higher-risk areas to increase your technical and business skills in areas including revenue, financial instruments and income taxes

  • Engaging clients and providing authoritative advice and professionalism throughout transactions

  • Constantly developing your understanding of current market trends and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues

  • Understanding our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in an accounting, finance or business discipline, supported by 3 to 5 years’ work experience as an auditor in a public accounting firm

  • Eligibility for US CPA licensure in your work state

  • Experience leading the planning, execution and reporting on audits of financial statements applying US GAAP

  • Proven project management skills

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management

  • The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment

What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

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, both 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. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress in your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

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.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

EY, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.