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EY Government Contracting - Controlling Lead - Associate Director - McLean - other EST or CST cities in Jericho, New York

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Government and Public Sector Controlling Lead - Associate Director

Overview

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. 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”) Controlling Lead - Associate Director will report to the GPS Program and Implmenation Leader, and have relationships across the GPS Program project team.

In this role your primary responsibility will be to serve as an accounting subject matter expert to the EY GPS Program team, in support of EY’s implementation of Deltek Costpoint and its movement from non-CAS compliant government contractor to CAS-compliant status. You will work broadly across the accounting function as a key member of the GPS Program team ensuring all requirements of an adequate accounting system are met. You will also play an important role in the creation of an accounting operations team internal to EY and implementation of auditable processes and controls. Ultimately, upon successful completion of the GPS Program, this role will report to the GPS Finance & Accounting Leader and will lead EY’s GPS Accounting team.

Your key responsibilities

  • Play a significant role, working with EY GPS Program leadership, the Program project team, and third-party consultants in ensuring the successful implementation of Deltek Costpoint

  • Participate in external audits with outside independent auditors and regulatory oversight agencies (e.g., DCAA, DCMA), and oversee preparation of items that auditors require

  • Work with the GPS Program team to develop and refine new processes for accounting operations, including:

  • Contract to Cash

  • Procure to Pay

  • Record to Report

  • Hire to Retire

  • Lead the development of formal, auditable accounting policies and procedures reflective of newly designed processes and controls (both preventive and detective) for EY GPS.

  • Oversee month-end close process

  • Review monthly journal entries and complex account reconciliations. Assist the accounting team in developing robust reconciliation processes as needed across the accounting domain.

  • Work with GPS Program technical lead to ensure all integration needs are met, both internal (SuccessFactors, EDW, SAP, etc.) and external (ADP, Amex, etc.).

  • Leverage prior experience to imagine possibilities for leveraging robotics in accounting processes; work with technical team to realize prioritized opportunities.

  • Develop approach and methods for integrating acquisitions into GPS future state accounting environment.

  • Lead GPS accounting team through system and business process testing.

  • Work with current (outsourced) accounting operations support team to effect a smooth and seamless transition to EY internal support at the time of go-live.

  • Lead accounting team support of conversion and cutover activities at the time of go-live.

  • Responsible for time-phased hiring, training and retaining skilled accounting staff, throughout the GPS Program project and beyond. Play a key role in development of accounting team and work with GPS Finance leadership in the area of career planning for staff.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Experienced leader with high degree of knowledge of general accounting theories, principles, and practices with a solid knowledge of general budgeting principles and practices

  • High degree of 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

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; advanced degree or CPA preferred

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

  • Approximately 3-5 plus years working as a Controller, or equivalent role at a Senior Manager level or higher, managing the day-to-day operations of the accounting function at a government contractor

  • Extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in accounting using Deltek Costpoint

  • Extensive knowledge of FAR Part 31 and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and other regulatory requirements impacting the accounting system

  • Solid understanding of CAS-compliance in indirect rate structures

  • Experience leading a government contractor during accounting system audit by DCAA

  • Experience supporting preparation of incurred cost submissions

  • Experience interfacing with and, ideally, supporting development of forward pricing rates

  • Experience building, training and managing internal accounting functions

  • Experience implementing and enhancing accounting processes and procedures

  • Experience implementing, monitoring and/or executing regulatory control processes and validations in a government contracting environment

  • Ability to obtain a government security clearance, if required

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Understanding of competitive pricing practices

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Experience implementing Deltek Costpoint

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.

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