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Grant Thornton LLP Operations Researcher / Operational Analysis, Multi Year Programming and Budget Formulation Senior Associate in Washington, District Of Columbia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Financial Management Advisory and Assurance 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

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 Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.


  • Lead Operational Analysis, Budget and Program Support.

  • Lead operations research methods, techniques, and analysis for improving program and budget integration, validating and prioritizing competing resource requirements, assessing the feasibility of executing large-scale multi-million dollar program initiatives and defending the multi-billion dollar IT program/budget to the Department’s overseers.

  • Perform tasks for the IT Programming and Budget Formulation (ITPBF) service in the IT Multi-Year Programming (MYP) process which translates strategic plans to the programs and capabilities needed to meet Client requirements.

  • Establish procedures and methodologies based on best practices to provide support for the IT programming, budget formulation and execution functions. The work will center on both providing robust programming, budget formulation and execution management support and on researching and recommending best practices for budget procedures, methodologies, data integration, performance measures, near-term and long-range planning analysis, performance analysis, risk assessment, and reporting in a Federal IT environment.

  • 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.

  • Should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience and expertise in multi-year programming in an IT environment.

  • Bachelors' degree in business, management economics, engineering, math or science.

  • Highly desired: Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), PMP, MBA.

  • 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

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Title: Operations Researcher / Operational Analysis, Multi Year Programming and Budget Formulation Senior Associate

Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Requisition ID: 038767

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