Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • McLean


Are you ready to join a dynamic, rapidly growing organization that offers an exciting career path full of opportunity? If so, Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) US Government and Public Sector (GPS) practice is a robust and emerging area with tremendous potential for growth. Our GPS practice combines an understanding of the public sector’s diverse needs, focused on delivering improved public services, with private sector leading practices. We respond to our clients’ issues by bringing together highly skilled professionals across Advisory, Assurance, Tax, and Transaction Advisory Services. This integrated approach facilitates multidimensional support and flexibility to craft a unique solution to meet our clients’ changing needs.
The Opportunity
As our GPS practice continues to expand, we have openings in our Technology Risk service line.
When you are on our GPS team, you specialize in a particular competency — Risk, Performance Improvement or Assurance. You also have the opportunity to work across disciplines with professionals who have broad industry sector experience and deep subject-matter knowledge. In GPS, our growth strategy focuses on being account-centric, issue-based, and competency-driven. That’s what differentiates EY US GPS in the government marketplace.
As a member of our 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, audit and audit readiness, financial management, and IT advisory. The EY GPS practice focuses across disciplines with defense and national security, civilian, health, and international agencies.
Our broad portfolio of services is aimed at driving relevant, tangible results. We believe integration fosters innovation. Unprecedented challenges require support that is connected, responsive and insightful. Are you ready to join our team and help build a better working world?
Your Key Responsibilities

As a member of the IT Risk Assurance team, you will serve as a key resource in delivering quality client services on financial statement audits, attestation engagements and IT control projects. You will conduct research as needed, assist in the testing of IT general and application controls, prepare for and attend client meetings, establish relationships with client personnel at the appropriate levels, and deepen sector and client knowledge.
Skills and attributes for Success
Some key capabilities you should be prepared to bring to client-facing and internal teams include:
Demonstrate working knowledge and aptitude in some of our key capabilities — for example, IT general and application controls, risk management, information security, and information assurance
Take a practical approach to solving issues and gaining client agreement
Collaborate among team members; promote an inclusive working environment
To qualify for the role you must have
Bachelor’s degree and approximately one year of relevant work experience. Relevant experience in: information assurance, information security, risk management, IT general and application controls, leading standards (e.g., COSO, ERM, FISCAM, FISMA, NIST), IT technologies (e.g., Windows, UNIX, Oracle, Mainframe, SAP), preparing written or verbal materials, working within a team

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret-level clearance or higher

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin

Ideally you’ll also have
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to collaborate with clients and team members

Demonstrated interest in government and public sector

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Willingness to travel to meet client needs
What we look for
We are interested in professionals who are future leaders and passionate about helping the government achieve its full potential. You will need a collaborative and growth-minded attitude to deliver the best results. If you are looking for a role that will challenge you, give you opportunities to grow, and encourage you to own your career, this role is for you.
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

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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