EY Assurance Services Staff 1 - Government & Public Sector* in McLean, Virginia

Assurance Services Staff 1 - Government & Public Sector*


Requisition # MCL0046P

Post Date Nov 19, 2018

EY's US Government & Public Sector business has exciting career opportunities for candidates with assurance experience and looking to join a Big 4 firm. Our commitment to the quality and integrity of our audits is exemplified by our global audit methodology and our thorough quality controls that are applied to every client engagement.

The opportunity

Our Government & Public Sector Assurance practice is growing exponentially, and as a staff, you’ll play a key role in that growth. Together with our substantial investments in technology, knowledge, and learning resources on behalf of our audit professionals, this commitment will enable us to deliver quality assurance services to our clients and their stakeholders. It’s all about understanding the business processes and data flow to provide a truly exceptional experience for our clients.

Your key responsibilities

The nature of this role means that you will be recognized as a primary day-to-day contact for our clients. That means you’ll develop your knowledge by learning about current issues, profession, and business developments relevant to the client’s industry, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and expertise with team members.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Recognize potential audit issues or unusual relationships from analysis of the financial statements and communicate them to the assurance team

  • Clearly and accurately document the execution of specific audit procedures as defined by the engagement objectives, audit client's engagement history, and planned audit approach

  • Challenge procedures used in the past and attempt to enhance audit techniques

  • Demonstrate professionalism and competence in the audit client's environment

  • Maintain a strong client focus, be responsive to client requests, and develop/maintain productive working relationships with client personnel

  • Stay informed of current business/economic developments relevant to the client's business

  • Collaborate with assurance team members to set goals and responsibilities

  • Contribute ideas/opinions to the assurance teams and listen/respond to other team members' views

  • Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with assurance team members, and enhance service delivery

  • Bring potential opportunities to the assurance team's attention

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor's or graduate degree and approximately 1 year of related work experience

  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • Sufficient course work to achieve CPA certification upon passing the examination

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills

  • Dedication to teamwork and leadership

Preferred qualifications

  • CPA licensure in your work state

  • CGFM and/or CDFM

What we look for

We’re interested in versatile people with the ability to take on new responsibilities and listen to clients to get things done. We’re not just looking for accounting and audit experience — we’re after genuinely interesting people with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and think in unique and creative news ways. If you’re a confident leader with a curious mind and the ability to solve 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 10 observed holidays and up to 3 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 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.