• Federal Grants Monitoring – Senior Associate

    Job Locations US
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Interested in working with talented people to help develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most complex and challenging problems?  We are Guidehouse, a leading consulting firm serving the public sector and commercial clients with specialized capabilities in strategy, technology, and risk management.  You may not yet know our name, but we have a rich history.  Guidehouse is a combination of PwC’s former public sector practice and Navigant’s deep expertise in energy, financial services and healthcare.


    We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. Our firm is at the forefront of an emerging model solving complex problems that stretch across government and private companies, affording our people the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the consulting profession. By focusing on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure, our employees also develop and deploy world class knowledge and problem solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.



    Our Federal Grants Monitoring Senior 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 fraud, waste, and abuse.


    Our senior 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 Federal Grants Monitoring Senior Associate bring a wealth of experience in financial management, internal controls, project management, and proven knowledge and success in advising commercial and Federal clients to our projects. Senior Associates are expected to lead work streams and interface with FEMA clients on a daily basis, direct completion of projects, and manage day-to-day activities of project teams.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience with five (5) or more years of experience in project management. Relevant 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.
    • Relevant Accounting Certifications required. Certified Public Accountants (CPA), CPA eligible, Certified Government Financial Managers (CGFM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) are required.
    • 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.


    • 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.


    About Guidehouse 

    With a unique blend of large firm resources and an entrepreneurial collaborative culture, Guidehouse is where your purpose, passion, and expertise transforms organizations.

    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 with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation and significant regulatory pressure. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, we help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success.  Headquartered in Washington DC, the company has more than 7,000 professionals in more than 50 locations.

    If you’re passionately motivated to make a difference and deliver exceptional work, we invite you to learn more about your career opportunities at www.guidehouse.com

    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 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 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 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) 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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