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 of 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.
As a member of our Government and Public Sector (GPS) team, you will join a talented group of professionals, serving in key roles advising US federal agencies addressing issues in performance improvement, program effectiveness, financial management and Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR). Our team focuses on national priorities in defense, recovery and infrastructure investment, national security, international development and health. The development and high growth of our GPS business is a global strategic imperative for our firm.
Your key responsibilities
Our Risk 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.
Skills and attributes for success
Knowledge and experience auditing, reviewing or working with federal business processes, such as funds management, budget execution, receivables management, disbursements, property management, human resources, financial reporting and grants management
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 work independently with clients and on project teams
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree in an accounting, finance or other business discipline, and at least five years of related work experience in a public accounting firm
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance that is 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)
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher
Ideally you'll also have
Experience with OMB Circular A-123 or financial statement audit, attestation and remediation
Experience with Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR)
What we look for
At EY, we know it's your point of view, energy and enthusiasm that make the difference. Top performers have experience delivering against project plans on large, complex engagements from analysis through implementation. They have experience with federal or state agencies in public finance management, often gained by working in a Big Four global management consulting firm or a blue-chip company focused on the government and the public sector.
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.
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.
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