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Accenture Accounting and Reporting Audit Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

At Accenture Federal Services, nothing matters more than helping the US federal government make the nation stronger and safer and life better for people. Our 13,000+ people are united in a shared purpose to pursue the limitless potential of technology and ingenuity for clients across defense, national security, public safety, civilian, and military health organizations.

Join Accenture Federal Services to do the work you love in an inclusive, collaborative, and caring community, where you can be empowered to grow, learn and thrive through hands-on experience, certifications, industry training and more.

Join us to drive positive, lasting change that moves missions and the government forward!

  • We are: Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 11,000+ dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect. You are: An Accounting and Reporting Audit Specialist that supports performing various audit support and financial reporting activities, including preparation of PBCs and coordination and review of audit support from other finance team members. The work:

  • Support the external annual audit including control and substantive testing

  • Support the external DCAA audits such as accounting system audit

  • Support other audit efforts as needed

  • Prepare detail support and sampling schedules as required for various audits

  • Gather and/or coordinate support requests and monitor the status of outstanding requests

  • Review documentation provided by other finance team members

  • Document and monitor internal controls

  • Evaluate and recommend improvements in accounting procedures and processes

  • Communicate with cross-functional teams within AFS and Accenture to perform operational accounting duties

  • Ensure compliance with AFS policies, US GAAP, and Federal cost compliance rules.

  • Prepare ad-hoc reporting and assist with special projects, as required When not actively involved in audit tasks:

  • Participate in monthly consolidated close, including extended work hours during close to meet deadlines

  • Prepare journal entries in accordance with GAAP

  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations and analysis and resolve any discrepancies with minimal supervision

  • Review work performed by analysts on the general accounting team Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant accounting experience (e.g., public accounting, general accounting, or technical accounting team)

  • Public accounting industry experience

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills and the ability to communicate with employees at all levels (written and verbal)

  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Proficient with common PC software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SharePoint Sites

  • Must be a US Citizen Bonus points:

  • Preferred audit coordination experience

  • Preferred Federal Government Contracting industry experience

  • CPA or CPA candidateCompensation for roles at Accenture Federal Services varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York, or Washington State as set forth below and information on benefits offered is here. ( Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role * * California: $73,400-$136,200Colorado: $73,400-$117,600New York City: $85,000-$136,200Washington: $78,200-$125,200

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture Federal Services has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

_Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. _ Read more here (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture Federal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the _ Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement ( _.

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture Federal Services is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture Federal Services and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you _  _are being considered for employment opportunities with Accenture Federal Services and need an accommodation for a disability or religious observance during the interview process or for the job you are interviewing for, please speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture Federal Services or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.