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Reference # : 19-00362 Title : Staff Consultant
Location : Alexandria, VA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 04/01/2019 / 03/31/2020  
Must be a US Citizen who currently possesses a DoD Secret Clearance or higher)

General Experience andQualities:
  • Creative, collaborative, and detail-oriented; good communicator/listener in-person and through available media
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the factual accuracy and thoroughness of analysis, appropriateness of analytic methods/design, and the clarity and validity of interpretations and recommendations.
  • Comfortable preparing communication briefs, progress and status reporting (e.g., in PowerPoint or interactive visualization) with minimal supervision and presenting briefs to both team/engagement and client senior leadership.
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a fluid, fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Comfortable working both in teams and independently; organized, "outside the box” thinker; proactive and self-motivated; a team player with an "all hands on deck” mentality.
  • Must be flexible, able to multi-task and change direction on a moment's notice and accepts this as operating in a high-performing team structure.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); additional proficiency in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio preferred.

Specific ProfessionalExperience:
Staff Consultant (BA)
  • Relevant professional experience in federal accounting, financial management, and business operations.
  • Demonstrated experience performing client interviews and detailed walkthroughs to document the business policies, processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrate experience developing new policies, procedures or process documentation to address identified gaps and existing audit findings and deficiencies.
  • Individuals should demonstrate the ability to provide professional advice to the client to help interpret existing accounting policies, laws and directives provided by DoD and/or other federal regulatory agencies. These "to be” SOPs will be documented for future implementation by the Department.
  • The focus of the new SOPs relate to operational accounting and are performed on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually basis.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Client States Standard General Ledger (USSGL), the DoD Standard Chart of Accounts (SCOA) and the DoD Standard Financial Information Structure (SFIS).
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or other relevant business related field with a major in accounting, finance, economics or management information systems accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

The ideal candidate will also possess thefollowing:
  • Ability to provide authoritative policy interpretations and functional recommendations on accounting issues and provide resolutions that maintain the system integrity and are consistent with generally accepted accounting standards.
  • Analytical ability to undertake assessments of complex issues relating to accounting theory, policy, and systems design, development, and integration.
  • Professional and comprehensive knowledge of financial management sufficient to conduct difficult assignments involving interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies.

One or more of the following certifications arepreferred:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)