• Federal Grants Monitoring - Experienced Associate

    Job Locations US
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Our Federal Grants Monitoring Experienced Associates help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on high profile financial management and strategic programmatic initiatives to support FEMA in achieving its critical mission goals. This includes supporting the strengthening of FEMA’s oversight of disaster grant funds to ensure timely distribution of funds using sound fiscal processes that decrease the risk of misuse of funds.


    Our experienced associate will support a new FEMA pilot program for grants monitoring and for performing financial testing early in the life of a grant proactively identify: (1)  potential violations of its financial management policies or applicable federal regulation(s), and (2) areas where internal controls need to be strengthened.


    Our Experienced Associates are self-starters who regularly demonstrate the ability to work successfully as team members; understand personal and team roles; contribute to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seek guidance, clarification and feedback; and provide guidance, clarification and feedback to less-experienced staff.



    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience  in Federal management consulting, financial internal controls, developing strategies for remediation of material weaknesses and other control deficiencies, and/or supporting the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program.
    • Demonstrates proven knowledge and success in advising federal clients in improving internal controls over financial reporting as related to federal grant programs. Additionally, must demonstrate the ability to meet requirements of related federal guidance and requirements, including: OMB Circular A-123, Appendix A and C, the GAO Green Book, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Financial Accountability Act, and Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act (IPERIA).
    • Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel).
    • Valid driver’s license required.
    • US citizens who have or can obtain DHS suitability and work full time (or near full time) on site in Washington, DC; Biloxi, MS; San Juan, PR; and/or U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI);
    • Willingness to travel to US destinations to support FEMA and remain deployed up to six (6) to twelve (12) months.



    • Relevant Accounting and/or Project Management Certifications. Certified Public Accountants (CPA), CPA eligible, Certified Government Financial Managers (CGFM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) and Project Management Professionals (PMPs) are preferred but not required.
    • FEMA Public Trust Clearance within last 12 months.
    • Knowledge and understanding of FEMA Public Assistance Program law, regulation and policy.
    • Strong critical thinking, written, and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently or in teams.
    • Knowledge of Disaster Grant programs.
    • Experience in performing audits/assessments of internal controls over financial reporting and IT security in the Federal Government.

    Additional Requirements

    • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
    • 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.


    Guidehouse is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.


    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 RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


    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) Retirement Plan
    • Student Loan Paydown
    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
    • Skills Development & Certifications
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program


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