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Guidehouse Federal Financial Management and Accounting - Senior Consultant in Olympia, Washington

Job Family :

Finance & Accounting Consulting

Travel Required :


Clearance Required :

Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do :

Our professionals help our clients to identify, evaluate, and solve some of their most complex challenges, assisting them in achieving their strategic goals and objectives to fulfill their mission. We help our clients transform their business processes, improve efficiency of operations, evaluate and improve internal controls, strengthen policies and controls, increase transparency and performance management, and comply with Federal laws and regulations. The nature of our projects can be fluid and requires self-motivated individuals that are willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals. Project team members are provided the opportunity to interact with our clients’ senior management, as well as the opportunity to enhance their skills in the area of technical competency, business development, client service, leadership, project management, and people development.

  • Perform accounting research and provide clear and concise guidance to Federal Government clients that is rooted in laws and regulations

  • Draft and update federal financial statements including writing footnotes, including the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (SOSAP), and the financial statements (Balance Sheet, Statement of Net Position, Statement of Budgetary Resources, and Statement of Net Cost)

  • Draft white papers and other materials explaining accounting positions taken and reasons why as explained through accounting guidance

  • Support identifying correct debit/credit entries to hit leveraging the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL) and Treasury Financial Manual and explaining the rationale both verbally and written

  • Provide strategic guidance and technical assistance for audit preparation and remediation efforts (e.g., develop integrated enterprise strategies; develop, implement, and validate corrective action plans)

  • Support key leadership meetings by preparing briefing materials, participating in discussion, documenting major decisions, and capturing and tracking action items

  • Monitor and provide feedback on audit remediation efforts/plans executed by various organizations Advise clients on compliance issues, assessing compliance risks and controls, implementing compliance supervisory and control solutions

  • Support ad hoc requests such as researching topical accounting/auditing issues, developing and reviewing position papers, providing integration support, etc

  • Identify ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of financial business processes

  • Daily responsibility for project team activities, high-quality project deliverables, and client relationship management

  • Provide coaching and feedback to junior team members

  • Convey ideas clearly in an oral and written manner, both one-on-one and in small groups

  • 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:

  • Actively participate 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

  • Develop learning and development materials, courses, and presentations to help Guidehouse employees expand and strengthen their skills

  • Lead Guidehouse programs and initiatives

What You Will Need :

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance

  • At least 4 years of experience in federal financial statements and Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) accounting requirements

  • Experience in financial statement compilation and reporting process as well as audit response and remediation in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS)

  • Federal accounting knowledge, including the United States Standard General Ledger (USSGL), Treasury Financial Manual, OMB Circulars A-11 and A-136

  • Federal audit support, audit liaison, corrective action planning, and remediation

  • Ability to lead full project execution, including in a client-facing role, with a strong commitment to quality and standardization

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Significant attention to detail

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business development practices and interest in growing a business

  • US Citizenship

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Master's Degree from an accredited United States college or university in Business, Accounting or Finance

  • Relevant certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Government Financial Management (CGFM)

The annual salary range for this position is $64,000.00-$128,100.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

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.

Benefits include:

  • 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

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

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 . 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.