Responsible for supporting the delivery of all phases of project and engagement management for our Federal clients. Responsibilities include a supporting role planning, directing, and completing business process control reviews and activities related to internal control projects.
The Internal Controls Associate works closely with senior managers, managers and staff and plays a key role in client management and practice development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Review operational, financial, and technology processes to assess business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process. In addition, assess the risks associated with internal controls over financial reporting. Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and perform services.
Work closely with managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.
Work closely with clients and the team to develop client and project risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business process optimization, profit improvement, cost reduction, fraud prevention, internal control, and compliance.
Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully.
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge & Experience
A bachelor's degree in an accounting, finance or other business discipline, and at least one year of related work experience in a public accounting firm.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Desired Knowledge & Experience
U.S. Federal government consulting experience
US certification in at least one of the following: CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CGFM (Certified Government Financial Manager), CGAP (Certified Government Auditing Professional) or PMP (Project Management Professional)