MAXIMUS

  • Sr. Cost Accounting Consultant

    Job Locations US-OH-Painesville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/11/2019 5:17 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-47491
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
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    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.

    Job Description Summary

    • Perform cost allocation and cost of service studies for state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations
    • Support projects/initiatives by analyzing costs or processes and procedures for government agencies
    • Gather necessary client financial information (such as expenditure reports, revenue reports, billing invoices, budgets, timesheets, work orders, fixed asset reports, depreciation reports, contracts, general ledgers, and general office correspondence), analyze accounts, and prepare reports documenting findings of such analysis
    • Facilitates meetings or conducts interviews with clients and teammates as needed based on project assignments
    • Conduct interviews with client staffs to gain an understanding of processes and operations supporting departments/programs
    • Analyze complex data and accurately prepare related schedules and reports
    • Produce project deliverables that meet and exceed performance expectations including scope of work requirements, financial objectives (revenue and profit goals), and implementation timeframes
    • Identify areas of cost savings and process improvements where necessary, present report of findings/recommendations to client management
    • Participates in client meetings; develops trust, credibility, and strong client relationships; and seeks opportunities to add value above and beyond competitors
    • Achieves and/or exceeds client satisfaction metrics
    • Manages the activities of projects and assigned staff in accordance with MAXIMUS established policies and procedures
    • Respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)/Requests for Information (RFI)/Requests for Quotes (RFQs)
    • Provide on-site training to client and MAXIMUS staff
    • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
    • Subject matter expertise in the preparation of Indirect Cost Rate Proposals and Cost Allocation Plans in compliance with 2 CFR Part 200 preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a related field (equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree) preferred
    • 7 to 10 years government-related work experience preferred
    • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
    • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
    • Ability to travel up to 50%
    • Experience in using spreadsheets, databases, and/or reporting software to do analyses
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel and other computer software applications
    • Knowledge or experience in using sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies
    • Ability to regularly interact with all levels and develop strong working relationships with management, staff, and clients

     

    • JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    • Perform cost allocation and cost of service studies for state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations
    • Support projects/initiatives by analyzing costs or processes and procedures for government agencies
    • Gather necessary client financial information (such as expenditure reports, revenue reports, billing invoices, budgets, timesheets, work orders, fixed asset reports, depreciation reports, contracts, general ledgers, and general office correspondence), analyze accounts, and prepare reports documenting findings of such analysis
    • Facilitates meetings or conducts interviews with clients and teammates as needed based on project assignments
    • Conduct interviews with client staffs to gain an understanding of processes and operations supporting departments/programs
    • Analyze complex data and accurately prepare related schedules and reports
    • Produce project deliverables that meet and exceed performance expectations including scope of work requirements, financial objectives (revenue and profit goals), and implementation timeframes
    • Identify areas of cost savings and process improvements where necessary, present report of findings/recommendations to client management
    • Participates in client meetings; develops trust, credibility, and strong client relationships; and seeks opportunities to add value above and beyond competitors
    • Achieves and/or exceeds client satisfaction metrics
    • Manages the activities of projects and assigned staff in accordance with MAXIMUS established policies and procedures
    • Respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)/Requests for Information (RFI)/Requests for Quotes (RFQs)
    • Provide on-site training to client and MAXIMUS staff
    • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management
    • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 
    • Subject matter expertise in the preparation of Indirect Cost Rate Proposals and Cost Allocation Plans in compliance with 2 CFR Part 200 preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a related field (equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree) preferred
    • 7 to 10 years government-related work experience preferred
    • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
    • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
    • Ability to travel up to 50%
    • Experience in using spreadsheets, databases, and/or reporting software to do analyses
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel and other computer software applications
    • Knowledge or experience in using sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies
    • Ability to regularly interact with all levels and develop strong working relationships with management, staff, and clients

     

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

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