Grant Thornton LLP Portfolio Management Specialist- Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

Grant Thornton is seeking a 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

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Develop and implement approaches to manage the overall health if IT portfolios, including multiple ongoing development/implementation projects as well as ongoing operations. * Collect and report performance metrics on portfolio health, including financial, mission, and other performance measures. * Evaluates prior, current and future financial conditions of ongoing and future projects, programs and operations. * Assist with scope definition, business case development, vendor assessment, requirements gathering, functional and technical design, testing, training, and implementation phases. * Develop and sustain solid relationships with client personnel and identify opportunities to provide additional services. * Contribute to design, preparation and analysis of reports and findings in a clear, logical and concise manner. * Advise and share information with project team that may impact or add value to tasks being performed concurrently. * Oversee project management activities, such as status reports and forecasting. * Conduct data analyses and survey research. * Supervise, train and mentor associates throughout the engagement lifecycle and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews. * Maintain good working relationships with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff to perform engagement services. * Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management. * Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work. * Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials. * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities. * Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.

  • At least 6 years of relevant/specialized experience directing a complex project(s)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Masters degree or applicable certifications required.
  • CPA, CGFM or CDFM preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving, communications and presentation skills.
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to work with technical teams and business users.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • 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.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff members.
  • 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: Portfolio Management Specialist- Manager

Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Requisition ID: 038877