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EY Forensic and Integrity Services - Government Contract Services Staff - Multiple Cities in Chicago, Illinois

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

DC, NY, McLean, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago

When our clients enter the complex world of doing business with the US Government, they rely on us to help them move through the process.  Whether the challenge is a contract, grant or cooperative agreement, the rules and regulations in the federal marketplace require the type of experience found in our Government Contract Services (GCS) practice is to help companies address the rigors of Federal contracting requirements and to succeed in understanding and successfully performing within this demanding environment. As the world’s largest buyer of goods and services in the world, (>$1T/year) the US government provides excellent market opportunities for our clients across all sectors. Whether the challenge is a contract, grant or cooperative agreement, the rules and regulations in the federal marketplace require the type of experience our team must support companies. Our GCS team helps clients tap into and expand within this market by bringing experience and knowledge with interpreting applying the various government statutes and regulations and sharing our strategic insight of how these requirements impact companies’ ability to successfully compete within the US Government.

The opportunity

Our GCS professionals have helped companies deal with the challenges and requirements that are part of doing business with the government. As an Experienced Staff in GCS, you’ll help clients navigate the strict rules and regulations of government contracts in order to business objectives and mitigate the reputational and financial risk of noncompliance. You’ll help clients forge financial, legal and management relationships with some of the largest governmental agencies in the world, including the Department of Defense, NASA, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, and many more. The position provides the opportunity to learn new high-in-demand skills, work with an unprecedented list of clients and grow within EY.

Your key responsibilities

Because of the complexities of government contracting, no two projects will be the same. You’ll learn and use your skills across the entire spectrum of contract services including – government cost accounting (allowable costs, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), indirect rates), complex regulations (FAR/DFARS) , Business Systems (government mandated controls) and pricing to name a few. You’ll be advising clients on strategies that help maximize revenue while reducing risk of contract noncompliance. As a GCS Staff, you’ll also assist in providing financial analyses to improve your clients contract accounting and profitability .

Skills and attributes for success

  • Work on multiple GCS projects, performing a variety of duties in government contracts and grants

  • Assist in performing assessments and developing compliance programs using Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulations and Office of Management and Budget Management circulars

  • Develop an understanding of the firm’s service offerings, markets and sectors

  • Constantly seek feedback from more experienced team members

  • Maintain a strong focus on the client and be responsive to their requests

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics accompanied by approximately 1 year of related work experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • A dedication to teamwork and leadership

Ideally you’ll also have

  • A Certified Public Accountant license

What we look for

We’re interested in people that have a passion for helping clients make sense of the often rigorous process of government accounting.  We’re not just looking for strong accounting skills – we’re interested in people that have the ability to nurture relationships – both internal and external – and are committed to intimately understanding our client’s needs.  If you’re looking to become part of a community of advisors where you’ll make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.

What we offer

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, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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