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Senior Audit Remediation Consultant - Public Sector, Federal Civilian
BDO McLean, VA

Senior Audit Remediation Consultant - Public Sector, Federal Civilian

McLean, VA
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info

Job Summary:

BDO is seeking an Audit Remediation Senior Consultant to support Financial Statement, Internal Control, and Internal Audit Transformation efforts for US Federal Agencies. 

Job Duties:

  • Instructs, directs, monitors, conducts research, refines data, and assesses the audit engagement on Financial Statement, Internal Control, and Internal Audit Transformation work 
  • Drafts reports and findings, addresses accounting and auditing issues, executes audit procedures, writes planning memorandums, and develops audit sampling plans
  • Provides senior management with process improvement diagnoses, financial modeling and documentation, audit management, analysis, status reports, and recommendations and conclusions on engagement progress
  • Delivers a full range of services that uses their educational background, experience, and organizational skills while serving BDO's dynamic public sector client base
  • Assists with firm practice, solution, and business development initiatives
  • Supports task areas while coordinating closely with engagement team management and client leadership on strategy, planning, execution, status, and review processes
  • Supports clients with key financial and budgetary, information technology, and operational transformation initiatives
  • Adapts to a changing client environment while meeting client expectations
  • Manages priorities and works effectively to initiate correspondence and task completion; supports multiple efforts through flexible multi-task coordination
  • Provides summary recommendations to team leadership regarding assigned work stream
  • Applies fundamental industry knowledge and standards to support client reviews, improvements, and/or implementations
  • Communicates and maintains relationships with key client personnel to ensure shared understanding of processes, operations, and functions
  • Prepares presentations, briefings, and actively participates in client meetings and day-to-day interactions
  • Communicates with team management through effective status reporting and demonstrates ownership and accountability for assigned task areas and work products
  • Establishes professional rapport with clients and other organizations
  • Supports and reviews work products for technical accuracy, deliverable quality, and overall value to the client
  • Attends relevant training, seminars, and/or conferences to stay current with technical skills that align with client's needs and changes in the industry
  • Supports recruiting efforts by identifying potential candidates and participating in interviews
  • Communicates with well-developed and professional interpersonal skills
  • Interacts effectively with people at all organizational levels of the client, firm, and if applicable, teaming partners
  • Utilizes specialized knowledge/subject matter expertise to support the client, engagement team, and internal efforts
  • Other duties as required


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages independent work products and potentially those of others related to internal and client projects
  • Serves as peer "buddy" to other Public Sector Senior Consultants/Consultants


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Bachelor's degree, required; with a focus in Information Technology, Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance, preferred


  • Two (2) or more years of information technology, operations, management, business, accounting, or finance experience, required
  • Five (5) or more years of information technology, analysis, operations, management, business, accounting, or finance experience, preferred
  • Experience with performing audits and/or assessments of internal controls over financial reporting, IT, grants, insurance, or IT Security in the Federal Government, preferred
  • Experience with OMB and General Accounting Office (GAO) requirements and how to apply those requirements to complex internal control or assurance related projects throughout their entire life cycle and related phases including planning, assessing, testing, and reporting, preferred
  • Experience developing strategies for remediation of material weaknesses and other control deficiencies at the Federal level, preferred
  • Experience in one (1) or more of the following: federal accounting standards and the US Standard General Ledger (USSGL), FISCAM, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), NIST, and OMB Circular A-123, preferred


  • Ability to obtain and maintain government agency suitability or security clearance, required (requires US Citizenship)
  • Relevant industry certification, such as CPA, PMP, CGFM, CDFM, or CISA, preferred


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suites (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), required
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suites, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, preferred


  • N/A

Other Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels within the client organization and in the firm 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate within a team environment and with a customer service focus 
  • Ability to follow instructions as directed 
  • Superior organizational skills required with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Detail oriented with in-depth knowledge and application of English grammar and ability to proofread all written materials including proposals, pitches, presentations, etc. 

Join us at BDO, where you will find more than a career, you'll find a place where your work is impactful, and you are valued for your individuality. We offer flexibility and opportunities for advancement. Our culture is centered around making meaningful connections, approaching interactions with curiosity, and being true to yourself, all while making a positive difference in the world. 

At BDO, our purpose of helping people thrive every day is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we are focused on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes and value for our people, our clients, and our communities. BDO is proud to be an ESOP company, reflecting a culture that puts people first, by sharing financially in our growth in value with our U.S. team.  BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services for a diverse range of clients across the U.S. and in over 160 countries through our global organization.

BDO is the first large accounting and advisory organization to implement an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). A qualified retirement plan, the ESOP offers participants a stake in the firm's success through beneficial ownership and a unique opportunity to enhance their financial well-being. The ESOP stands as a compelling addition to our comprehensive compensation and Total Rewards benefits* offerings. The annual allocation to the ESOP is fully funded by BDO through investments in company stock and grants employees the chance to grow their wealth over time as their shares vest and grow in value with the firm's success, with no employee contributions. 

We are committed to delivering exceptional experiences to middle market leaders by sharing insight-driven perspectives, helping companies take business as usual to better than usual. With industry knowledge and experience, a breadth and depth of resources, and unwavering commitment to quality, we pride ourselves on:

  • Welcoming diverse perspectives and understanding the experience of our professionals and clients
  • Empowering team members to explore their full potential
  • Our talented team who brings varying skills, knowledge and experience to proactively help our clients navigate an expanding array of complex challenges and opportunities
  • Celebrating ingenuity and innovation to transform our business and help our clients transform theirs
  • Focus on resilience and sustainability to positively impact our people, clients, and communities

*Benefits may be subject to eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

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BDO job posting for a Senior Audit Remediation Consultant - Public Sector, Federal Civilian in McLean, VA with a salary of $91,000 to $124,800 Yearly with a map of McLean location.