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Federal Audit Readiness Internal Controls Consultant

Location: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Strativia has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Audit Readiness Controls Consultant to support our client in Mechanicsburg, PA. The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other Business-related field and 1+ year of experience performing financial statement audits and/or auditability assessments.


Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement technical solutions to improve financial management activities
  • Assist with accounting and financial reporting operations
  • Advise our clients on technical accounting and internal controls matters
  • Perform project tasks independently, and may direct the efforts of others
  • Participate in and/or lead the development of deliverable content that meets the needs of the client and contract
  • Anticipate client needs and formulate solutions to client issues
  • Review deliverables for accuracy and quality
  • Contribute to new business proposals and proposal development
  • Manage own personal and professional development; seeks opportunities for professional growth and expansion of consulting skills and experience
  • Work with clients to identify financial control issues and gap
Required Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other Business-related field
  • 1+ years of experience performing financial statement audits and/or auditability assessments
  • 1+ years of experience in reviewing, analyzing, validating, and reconciling financial/accounting information
  • Knowledge of and experience improving Federal accounting and transaction process, internal control objectives and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and/or OMB Circular A-123 documentation, Financial Improvement Audit Readiness (FIAR), testing and reporting requirements
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with experience exercising mature judgment
  • Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines and work objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation creation tools, as well as Internet research tools
  • Understanding of Federal rules and regulations such as COSO, A-123 and A-133 (SOX experience would be equivalent for resources with commercial background)
  • Conduct assessments of business processes in order to evaluate the design of internal controls and ability to develop corrective action plans to remediate identified gaps
  • Ability to document process cycle memos, control matrices and process flows
  • Ability to write test scripts and execute testing of controls through the review of client documentation
  • Respond to auditor requests and resolve questions from IPA during an audit
  • Ability to obtain and maintain the required clearance for this role
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Consulting experience in any of the following areas: business process improvement, financial management policies and procedures, financial system integrations, etc. 
  • Familiarity with U.S. government financial accounting systems
  • Certifications including CPA, CDFM, CGFM, CFA
 
Strativia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for diversity. Strativia in accordance with applicable law, does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. EOE/AA/Vets.
 
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