EY Government & Public Sector - Advisory: Performance Improvement - Finance (Public Financial Management/Financial Risk) - Experienced Staff - SECRET CLEARANCE - McLean in McLean, Virginia

Government & Public Sector - Advisory: Performance Improvement - Finance (Public Financial Management/Financial Risk) - Experienced Staff - SECRET CLEARANCE - McLean


Requisition # MCL0042T

Post Date 5 days ago

Effective management of public finances is the foundation of good government. Our finance leaders and professionals work with the world’s largest agenciesto 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

As one of our performance improvement finance professionals, you’ll help crucial government departments and agencies continuously achieve and sustain performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you’ll bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. We'll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and by providing you with opportunities to build your skills in public finance management. Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Establishing and maintaining productive internal and external relationships

  • Developing reports, dashboards and schedules for the client and other parties

  • Communicating and updating senior team members on progress made

  • Demonstrating flexibility when it comes to engagement needs

  • Meeting firm utilization targets

  • Supporting people-related initiatives, including recruiting events and interview nights

  • Staying current on CPE requirements and continuously growing technical skills

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree and approximately one year of relevant work experience in:

  • Federal financial management

  • Preparing written or verbal materials and working within a team

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

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Willingness to travel to meet client needs

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher

Ideally, you will also have some experience in the following technical areas:

  • Federal or state budgeting (formulation and execution)

  • Federal or state accounting (managerial reporting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, general ledger)

  • Financial statement close

  • Strategic planning and forecasting

  • Planning, programming, budgeting and execution (PPBE) and other budgeting techniques (e.g., Performance-based budgeting, management by objective)

  • Performance measurement and performance management

  • Financial and cost analysis

  • Appropriations law

  • Contracts and acquisitions

What we look for

At EY, we know it’s your point of view, energy and enthusiasm that make the difference. Top performers demonstrate an interest in the government and public sector and the ability and desire to collaborate with clients and team members to make a difference.

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, 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.

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.

Make your mark. Apply today. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.