Federal Financial Accountant

at Guidehouse in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


Our professionals support the client with their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modernization through program management, IT strategy, requirements gathering, business process transformation, and change management. In this role, the candidate will lead the development and management of the client’s Accounting Treatment Manual (ATM). The successful candidate will have proven experience supporting an ATM for other federal clients and is expected to leverage a deep understanding of federal accounting standards and financial management business processes to provide exceptional consulting services while documenting the client’s accounting scenarios and posting logic. Experience with general ledger and subsidiary ledger account management configuration and management for ERP system implementation projects is highly preferred. The candidate will communicate with staff and senior-level client management and requires self-motivated individuals that are willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals. Responsibilities: • Serves as the lead of the ATM development project, contributing to status reports and providing input to project dashboard reports • Collaborating with multiple teams to create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines • Contribute to identifying and managing potential risks and developing mitigation plans • Performing quality control, reviewing deliverables and adhering to project standards • Preparing, leading and facilitating project meetings • Reviews and seeks understanding of operational business procedures and methods specific to functional business areas to map accounting scenarios, propose best practices, and recommend potential solutions. • Serves as liaison between Subject Matter Experts (SME), process owners and System Integrator (SI) in gathering and translating accounting scenarios into functional and technical requirements. • Recognizes discrepancies and/or problems with analysis, process mapping or system implementation results that leads toward a corrective action. • Demonstrates creativity, foresight and judgment in anticipating and solving complex ERP solutions/problems and in developing methods, standards and processes for diverse business activities. • Works with technical resources to assist in the change management, testing and implementation of new deployment or revisions to the ERP solution. • Maintains a current knowledge and demonstrates ability to articulate leading business issues and trends to utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution • Interact with senior level clients and multiple contractors supporting various IT implementation projects


Required: • Holds a four-year degree from an accredited college or university • Experience of 3 or more years is required, experience with project management and financial accounting treatment in the federal government • Experience developing and/or maintaining an accounting treatment manual (ATM) is required • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including presentation skills) • Experience and comfort with MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other Office Suite applications • Ability to prepare concise, accurate deliverables through all phases of the SDLC (strategies, plans, requirements, business process diagrams, analysis of alternatives, etc.) • Ability to quickly comprehend complexity and convey candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner • Ability to prioritize tasks in a client-driven environment Preferred: • Professional Certification(s): CGFM or CPA • Ability to develop strong team and client relationships • Client-facing experience in a consulting environment among entry level to mid-level • Experience with DHS or similar federal agencies preferred • Experience with system implementation methodologies (Waterfall and/or Agile) • Experience with SharePoint and Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. Jira, ServiceNow, etc.)

Additional Requirements

+ The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

+ This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona or Eastern, Pacific, and Central time zones.

+ Due to our contractual requirements and an Executive Order from the White House, every federal government employee and onsite federal contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. In the interest of health and safety during the continued unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, anyone who does not attest to being fully vaccinated will be required to follow CDC guidelines which may include (subject to specific contractual requirements): wearing a mask on the job no matter their geographic location, physically distancing from all other employees and visitors, complying to any screening testing requirements. This requirement will apply to Guidehouse employees who work onsite for the federal government.


About Guidehouse Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. Rewards and Benefits Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include: Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance 401(k) Retir
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Job Posting: JC184382393

Posted On: May 25, 2021

Updated On: Nov 10, 2021