Job description


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


When our clients are facing complex finance and controllership issues, they look to us to set it right. Whether a system conversion has been miscalculated or they simply don’t have the knowledge in the right area of accounting, we provide the answers to the big questions nobody else can.
The opportunity
Our Government & Public Sector-Financial Accounting Advisory Services (GPS-FAAS) team is growing exponentially, and as a Manager you’ll play a key role in that growth. Working across all Federal GPS sector service lines, you’ll develop your career by communicating creative, strategic goals both internally and externally. It’s all about listening to and understanding our clients to give them a truly exceptional experience in a field where there really are no off-the-shelf recommendations.
Your key responsibilities
The nature of this role means no two projects will be the same. That means you’ll need to think on your feet and challenge existing practices to develop answers to complex issues. You’ll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and identify opportunities for our clients to benefit from our knowledge in other areas. Regular travel will be required as you will be meeting with key clients, some of those being the most respected in their fields.
Skills and attributes for success
Consulting with clients on complex accounting issues

Collaborating with partners, senior managers and clients to influence strategy, balancing risk and client expectations

Ensuring our Engagement team thoroughly understands our clients’ unique needs, ambitions and expectations

Building relationships with colleagues across multiple service lines to provide seamless integrated service

Managing performance and identifying opportunities to improve our products and processes
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business discipline, supported by 5 years of progressive post baccalaureate work experience with Federal US GAAP

US CPA licensure in your work state

2 years of experience in supervising financial accounting, auditing or advisory services team consisting of two or more staff members

Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management

Strong technical writing skills and advanced risk management knowledge

A deep understanding of Federal financial management objectives, as well as commonly used terminology, processes and tools

A proven record of excellence when managing, mentoring and improving a team of high-performing colleagues

The confidence to research and resolve emerging client issues, including regulations, industry practices and new


The flexibility to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment

Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher
What we look for
We’re interested in versatile people with the ability to take on new responsibilities and listen to clients to get things done. We’re not just looking for technical accounting experience — we’re after genuinely interesting people with the ability to build relationships, negotiate and think in unique and creative news ways. If you’re a confident leader with a curious mind and the ability to solve complex issues, 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 and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 22 days of vacation plus 10 observed holidays and up to 3 paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.
Plus, we offer:
Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
About EY
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,

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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