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Manager - Financial Management (Advisory)

Cotton & Company
Alexandria, VA
Expired: May 20, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Cotton has earned the distinction of Washington Post's "Top Workplaces" designation multiple years. Our culture sets us apart!

We have an immediate need for a full-time manager with five or more years of experience in financial management, accounting, and reporting. We are looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented professional to join our Advisory Practice.


  • Organize, analyze, and interpret large volumes of data.
  • Troubleshoot complex accounting and financial issues in the entity's accounting system of record, identify the root cause of the problems, and provide short-term and long-term solutions.
  • Review and evaluate financial reporting and accounting transaction processes, including controls related to financial reporting.
  • Perform audit readiness, budget formulation & execution tasks.
  • Apply accounting standards to financial transactions and report to Cotton leadership and client personnel, as appropriate.
  • Oversee and review work performed by team members and interact with Cotton managers, directors, and partners.
  • Supervise, delegate, motivate and provide feedback to the team.
  • Participate in business development and proposal efforts, as needed.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Develop and sustain solid relationships with client personnel and identify opportunities to provide additional services.

  • A minimum of 5 years experience performing financial management services, including audit readiness, budget formulation and execution, and/or financial statement preparation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Experience working in or with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), executing the financial operation, business process improvement, risk management, or internal audit functions.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field with a minimum of 24 hours in accounting coursework and the 150 hours of total coursework required to obtain a CPA license.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. federal security clearance or a federal position of public trust.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) preferred.
  • Experience interpreting and applying financial management regulations and other Federal authoritative guidance.
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing financial statements, examining critical financial statement line items, and/or providing technical accounting support.
  • Working knowledge of the Treasury Financial Manual (TFM) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars preferred.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access).
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with groups such as clients, peers, and management.
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and manage a team.
  • Experience with data visualization tools preferred
  • Covid-19 Vaccination: As a federal covered contractor, this position may require the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if work is performed for a client where full vaccination is a contractual requirement (fully vaccinated means completion of the requisite number of doses of a vaccine approved or authorized for use or emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and at least two weeks have passed since you received the final dose). Vaccination documentation can be provided on your first day, but is not required. Vaccine documentation may be requested in the future. Requests for accommodation/exemption from these requirements due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice will be reviewed by our HR Department.

Your Work Hours: Full-time. Core hours are 9 am-4 pm EST.

Your Work Place/Travel: Full-time remote work will be considered for candidates who meet preferred qualifications. Hybrid on-site/remote work is preferred. Travel may be required. You must transport a laptop and working documents to these sites.

About Cotton, A Sikich Company:

Our CPA firm provides specialized services for governmental agencies and programs, as well as commercial clients. We support government accountability and assist our clients in ensuring that taxpayer money and data is handled properly.

The Washington Post Named Cotton a Winner of the 2022 Top Workplaces Award! Cotton has also been named a 2022 National Top Workplace by Energage!

Sikich LLP is a global company specializing in technology enabled-professional services. With employees across the nation, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies and ranks as one of the largest CPA firms in the United States. Our dynamic environment attracts top-notch employees who enjoy being at the cutting edge and seeing every day how their work makes a difference.

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Working in a fast-paced environment while also dealing hands-on with valued clients, audit professionals at Sikich are highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals. Professionals in this field possess excellent communication skills and are comfortable providing strategic and tactical accounting advice and recommendations to firm clients. Our audit professionals utilize technology to deliver effective client solutions and spend time researching new and developing changes in the field. Sikich's audit team members are educated in finance, accounting and related fields.

Through a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, we provide professionals the opportunity to excel in their careers, grow as individuals, and contribute to a strong, diverse, professional services firm.

  • Flexible time off - minimum of 4 weeks
  • Paid holidays
  • Holiday break - we close the week between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Health, dental and vision insurance options
  • 401(k) match

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Sikich LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Cotton & Company

Alexandria, VA
22314 USA


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