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EY Government Sector Financial Reporting and Analytics Lead in Albany, New York

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Government and Public Sector Reporting Lead

McLean location ideal, however, open to all CST and EST cities


From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

The opportunity

The Government and Public Sector (“GPS”) Reporting Lead will report to the GPS Finance & Accounting Leader.

In this role you’ll be responsible for the creation and execution of reporting strategy for the Government and Public Sector (GPS) business within EY, to support internal management reporting, financial reporting, and external regulatory reporting.

Your key responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive EY GPS reporting strategy that successfully addresses the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders: GPS Leadership, GPS Finance and Controlling, GPS Compliance, GPS Operations, GPS Talent, GPS Markets, GPS Service Lines, GPS Solutions, GPS IT, GPS Contracts, GPS Pricing, etc. A key deliverable for this role is a comprehensive suite of user-friendly reports that address the many reporting needs across the GPS practice.

  • Leverage background with Costpoint, Power BI and other business intelligence platforms, along with general government contracting knowledge, to provide recommendations for improvements, enhancements, or new reporting for the GPS practice. Manage the lifecycle of BI reports from development to deployment using Power BI.

  • Create analytical tools to consolidate performance and forecast information at various levels of the business.

  • Create reporting dashboards focused on measuring sector/sub-sector/client/account (“demand side”) performance. Participate in performance to plan and trend analysis.

  • Assess and meet engagement reporting needs, aligning with EY’s future state processes (e.g. EAC/forecast preparation).

  • Streamline existing and/or envision new reports to enable world-class insights and analytics for GPS Service Lines, Sub-Service Lines, and Competencies (i.e. “supply side”).

  • Identify current pain points and opportunities for automation of current reporting processes. Implement best practices to ensure repeatability, efficiency, and data integrity.

  • Understand financial and non-financial data elements and ensure data needs identified in reporting design are reflected in EY’s Costpoint design and configuration. Identify and resolve data gaps.

  • Structure data packages, tables, catalogs, etc. in reporting tools while maintaining system efficiency.

  • Design processes to support the GPS Finance Lead in transmitting financial results and other metrics to EY LLP in a timely manner.

  • Document the GPS reporting strategy and methods and create a report catalogue for users’ reference.

  • In the case of acquisition, work with incoming team to identify any/all unique data or reporting needs and ensure those needs can be met in the EY reporting ecosystem or identify and help to implement workable alternatives.

  • Understand and meet unique reporting requirements for each ‘indirect’ function within the GPS functional team.

  • Ensure timely and reliable availability of user-friendly data to support internal reviews and external regulatory reporting.

  • Ensure data needed to support cost calculations and charges will be available at the proper time to the proper participants within the GPS accounting close cycle.

  • Ensure data needs are met to enable and facilitate the use of service center mechanisms within Costpoint.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Expert level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and external auditors

  • Self-starter and self-motivated. Strong discretion regarding areas to address individually vs. those requiring escalation and comfort level with making decisions and judgment calls.

  • Able to successfully manage competing priorities.

  • Ability to influence others without relying on direct authority.

To qualify for the role , you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Approximately 8-10 plus years of relevant (e.g., accounting, finance) experience in a government contracting environment

  • Approximately 3-5 plus years working in a lead reporting capacity producing deliverables for C-level executives.

  • Experience with general accounting and financial reporting best practices.

  • Experience as a direct user of Deltek Costpoint in either an accounting, finance or reporting capacity

  • In-depth knowledge of Deltek Costpoint – in particular, data architecture, structures, and tables

  • Extensive experience building new reporting packages and modifying/upgrading existing reports based on evolving user needs

  • At least moderate level of exposure to Cognos, Power BI, Tableau, and other reporting software and tools

  • Experience in a highly dynamic environment requiring partnership with numerous stakeholders including change management

  • Experience in project financial metrics, preferably in a project-based organization, utilizing Costpoint

  • Demonstrated success in leading exploratory discussions and accurately interpreting stakeholder needs that may at times be only partially articulated

  • Experience working in a Big 4 accounting firm, or other highly matrixed environment requiring a high degree of adeptness at balancing the needs of numerous equivalent stakeholders

  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance, if required

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Advanced degree in business, information systems or data analytics

  • Advanced knowledge of Cognos, Power BI, Tableau, and other reporting software and tools

  • Experience with system integration and launch, or experience with data conversions, business combinations or acquisitions

  • Experience with data exchanges between systems also very beneficial

  • Understanding of Costpoint pool structures and service center allocations. Experience with multi-job functionality is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of SAP S4/HANA

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $125,900 to $235,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $151,100 to $267,600. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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