Guidehouse Public Sector Financial Services | Internal Controls - Senior Consultant in Topeka, Kansas
Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: www.guidehouse.com.
As an Internal Controls - Senior Consultant on our Public Sector Financial Services team, you will help clients optimize their financial operations. Specific responsibilities include:
• Apply a variety of analytical, problem-solving, and reporting skills and techniques • Provide direction to small teams and interact with government personnel • Document and evaluate business processes and making recommendations for process improvements • Support annual internal control planning efforts to determine the scope of internal control assessment efforts and testing to be performed • Evaluate internal controls over financial reporting (ICOFR) and internal controls over operations in line with OMB Circular A-123 for a range of financial and business process areas, to including performing end-to-end walkthroughs of business processes, documenting business processes and controls, testing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, and reporting on deficiencies • Support the development and execution of corrective action plans and broader remediation strategies designed to address internal control and audit deficiencies and strengthen financial processes • Produce a variety of communications from informal email interactions with clients to formal memos, issue papers, presentations, executive briefings, and others • Conduct research to investigate client problems and work collaboratively with your team to formulate and recommend solutions • Assist clients in analyzing projects and programs to identify risks and help develop, apply, and monitor mitigations • Support clients in collecting and analyzing data, producing models and visualizations, and draw conclusions from the data to improve decision-making • Analyze and help develop and/or improve policies and procedures for a variety of programs and operational needs
In addition to client-facing responsibilities, this role will support important activities that contribute to the growth of our business, strengthen internal Guidehouse operations, and create a positive work environment for all Guidehouse employees. Some of these activities include but are not limited to: • Assist in business development activities, such as identifying potential client needs and ways Guidehouse can assist, develop proposals and white papers, participate in client and internal account meetings, and more • Participate in Guidehouse’s programs for coaching and mentoring staff • Assist in the development of learning and development materials, courses, and presentations to help Guidehouse employees expand and strengthen their skills • Support Guidehouse programs and initiatives
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited United States college or university in Business, Accounting or Finance
Ability to obtain Public Trust security clearance
Years of Experience: Candidate must have a minimum of three years of full-time experience with progressive experience providing consulting services to Federal Government agencies or Fortune 500 companies, within the CFO or similar office
Ability to lead technical workstreams, including in a client-facing role, with a strong commitment to quality and standardization
Understanding of OMB and GAO requirements related to internal controls planning, testing, and reporting as well as Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA)Experience managing multiple work streams affecting all aspects of the A-123 process
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Excel
Significant attention to detail
Relevant certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Management (CGFM), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Familiarity with Federal Government lending and financial assistance programs
Federal accounting knowledge, including the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and Treasury Financial Manual, and knowledge of Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA)
Federal audit support, audit liaison, corrective action planning, and remediation
Demonstrated knowledge of business development practices and interest in growing a business
• The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described • Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire • This role is available virtually from PST, CST or EST time zones. Strong preference will be given to candidates local to Washington, DC
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
Rewards and Benefits
Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Basic Life & Supplemental Life
Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
Skills Development & Certifications
Employee Referral Program
Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program