EY Government & Public Sector- Advisory-Risk- A-123 Internal Audit, Senior-SECRET CLEARANCE-ST. LOUIS in United States

Government & Public Sector- Advisory-Risk- A-123 Internal Audit, Senior-SECRET CLEARANCE-ST. LOUIS


Requisition # UNI00B8L

Post Date Mar 17, 2018

As a member of our Government and Public Sector (GPS) Internal Audit Team, you will join a talented group of professionals, serving in key roles advising public sector clients on their most pressing internal audit issues. Notably, you will be working with a team of dedicated professionals on implementing and assessing requirements outlined in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control. Our team focuses on national priorities in defense, recovery and infrastructure investment, national security, international development and health. The development and growth of our GPS business is a priority for our firm.

The Opportunity:

In a volatile world, effective risk management protects, sustains and improves business performance. As a risk professional, you’ll be focused on helping our clients develop an integrated and sustainable approach to risk and control that encompasses a holistic view of people, process and technology. Delivering some of the most significant and class-leading projects globally, you’ll be part of a market-leading network of risk professionals, forming high-performing teams that deliver exceptional client service and contribute to building a better working world.

Your career is yours to shape. We offer structured learning and development that will give you the analytical and consultancy skills to succeed. Our clients require innovative solutions to their challenges. We’ll equip you with the ability to deliver. And as part our global network, you’ll gain valuable experience across different geographies and sectors. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Your Key Responsibilities:

Our Risk, A-123 Internal Audit professionals support our clients in understanding and identifying process risks, and designing and assessing process controls to mitigate those risks. They are responsible for documenting process controls, assessing control design, developing test plans to test key controls, and writing reports to summarize observations. In addition, Risk professionals provide process improvement recommendations to design efficient and effective process controls to best mitigate process risks. Our clients rely on EY to deliver industry leading internal control assessment practices as well as advise them on other pressing issues including external audit preparation, remediation of deficiencies, and other internal control requirements determined by their agency and/or department leadership.

As a Senior, you may be assigned to a particular federal agency as your primary client. In this role, you may work alongside other EY professionals, teaming partners, and client personnel on a wide range of tasks. These may include: documenting business processes, preparing and submitting documentation requests, testing the design and effectiveness of controls, drafting memos and other reports to explain team findings and recommendations, and assisting process owners with remediation efforts. In addition, as Senior, you may be tasked with supervising and aiding in the development of one or more Staff resources. These responsibilities will include assigning and reviewing work products, providing timely and constructive feedback, and ensuring team members have the opportunities necessary to achieve their career goals. You may also be responsible for completing and reporting project status to engagement leadership, including client personnel.

Skills & Attributes for Success:

  • Knowledge and experience auditing, reviewing or working with federal business processes such as funds management, budget formulation and execution, receivables management, disbursements, property management, human resources, financial reporting, and grants management

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

  • Strong report-writing skills to communicate findings and recommendations to clients

  • Knowledge of working paper documentation standards

  • Excellent communication skills to discuss observations and negotiate the acquisition of data for testing and reporting on internal controls

  • Ability to conduct research on regulatory guidance, current industry standards and trends, and new legislation and requirements.

  • Ability to work independently with clients and on project teams

  • Ability and willingness to supervise and develop team members

  • Ability and willingness to hold difficult conversations (with team members and clients) professionally and timely.

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in business, accounting or finance, or a related discipline

  • A minimum of 2 plus ears of experience working as an IA auditor or IA risk advisor for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm, or within the industry

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance of Secret level or higher

  • US certification in at least one of the following: CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CGFM (Certified Government Financial Manager), CDFM (Certified Defense Financial Manager, CGAP (Certified Government Auditing Professional) or PMP (Project Management Professional). If you do not currently have a certification listed above, you must obtain one before being promoted to Manager.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to client site.

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

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Experience with OMB Circular A-123 assessments or financial statement audit, attestation and remediation.

  • Working knowledge of the US Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and the Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS)

What we look for:

We’re interested in highly motivated talented individuals with a strong willingness to think outside of the box. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll need the motivation to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and expand our business in the evolving market. If you’re serious about consulting 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 three weeks 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 and coaching 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.

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