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EY Government and Public Sector Time and Labor Senior Associate - McLean - or other EST-CST cities in Buffalo, New York

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.

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

EY Government and Public Sector (“GPS”) is seeking a full-time Labor Accountant. The Labor Accountant will report to the GPS Assistant Controller.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for day-to-day operations of GPS labor processing and ensuring adherence to policies, applicable law and regulations, procedures, and internal controls.

Your key responsibilities

  • Process labor

  • Monitor new user setup in Deltek T&E and assignment of charge codes

  • Assist in developing and implementing procedures and job aids related to labor

  • Draft internal communications related to time charging and labor

  • Work with employees to resolve issues

  • Generate reliable reports for management

  • Work with management to revise reporting, as necessary

  • Ensure data maintained by the Labor function is kept current, accurate and complete

  • Perform reconciliations and resolve discrepancies

  • Support audits and execute corrective action plans

  • Interface with other GPS enablement teams as necessary including Talent Contracts Management, Subcontracts Management, Finance and Compliance

  • Develop tools and templates that facilitate process improvements

  • Participate in other accounting projects as directed by management

Skills and attributes for success

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

  • Ability to write to communicate in various formats (e.g., draft policies, job aids/desktop guides, emails)

  • Ability to work with a diverse and geographically distributed team

To qualify for the role, must have

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

  • Approximately 5+ years of relevant accounting / finance experience in a government contracting environment

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and US Government interpretations of them related to timekeeping and labor distribution

  • 3+ years of experience with Deltek Costpoint and Deltek Time & Expense

  • Experience with US Government floor checks

  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Power Point

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

  • Must present verification that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before your start date. If you are not able to be vaccinated because of a medical condition or disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, an accommodation will be considered upon request.

What we offer

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, 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.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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