Grant Thornton LLP Acquisition Cost Support Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Manager to join its Financial Management service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector.

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Act as the senior advisor to executive clientele. * Provide expertise in contracting fundamentals, legal considerations, overhead management, contract pricing and source selection planning, tracking and execution. * Support program reviews for contract performance and industry partner execution. * Work with the program to identify all contracting actions and required information related to the execution of the program. * Support integration efforts with other contracting personnel to identify and resolve problems. * Coordinate and prepare all contract related documents, review the contract language for relevancy and appropriateness, make recommendations to PM regarding contracting strategies, as required. * Support long-range contracting planning for assigned projects and the preparation of program briefings. * Develop and update reoccurring contract reports, as needed. * Possess knowledge of pre-award and post-award procedures to plan and conduct the contracting process from the description of the requirements through contract delivery. * Evaluate or monitor contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations. * Provide support in the areas of contract monitoring, tracking, suspense’s, current contracting processes and procedures, recommend improvements, develop briefings, research and provide contract policy guidance and regulations. * Evaluate requests for deviations from contract specifications and delivery schedules. * Assist in analyzing price proposals, financial reports, and other data to determine reasonableness of prices. * Have an understanding and experience with large, complex IT projects and organizations; analyze information from multiple sources to compile a complete, holistic solution within their areas of expertise; and easily communicate those recommendations and issues to high-level commanders/executives to influence decisions that support the organization's overall strategic plan. * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

  • Have an understanding and experience with large, complex IT projects and organizations; analyze information from multiple sources to compile a complete, holistic solution within their areas of expertise; and easily communicate those recommendations and issues to high-level commanders/executives to influence decisions that support the organization's overall strategic plan.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field and advanced degree or relevant certification.
  • 15 years in working with federal solutions around acquisitions management.
  • Extensive knowledge of the federal acquisitions regulations, processes, directives, instructions, program guidance documents, and milestone processes.
  • Prior experience in implementing multi-million dollar federal acquisitions system for federal agencies.
  • Prior experience in implementing multi-million dollar federal acquisitions system for federal agencies.
  • Self-motivated leader with forward-thinking visionary and entrepreneurial thinking to lead the change.
  • Proven client management skills.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff members
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
  • U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
  • Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
  • Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.

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Title: Acquisition Cost Support Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Requisition ID: 038874