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Government & Public Sector - Advisory: Performance Improvement - Strategy - Senior - SECRET CLEARANC - McLean, VA #5738281

Company: EY

Date: 11/17/2018

Category: Computer / IT Services

City: McLean, VA

Government & Public Sector - Advisory: Performance Improvement - Strategy - Senior - SECRET CLEARANCE - McLean


Requisition # MCL00434

Post Date 11 hours ago

Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) is a leading provider of strategy services to our government, state, and local clients. EY Strategy has counseled executive-level business leaders in the US and across the world. Our team of over 1,000 strategy professionals in the Americas brings a disciplined and customized approach to our work in strategic plan development and implementation, operating model design and execution, and performance management. If you have a passion for shaping an organization’s goals and developing a management construct so they achieve their objectives, come join our dynamic Government & Public Sector (GPS) Strategy team!

The opportunity

Assist our clients better define their strategic goals, objectives, and needed investments; integrate strategy, budgeting, and management reporting with a common set of metrics and operational drivers; and drive transformational change. We have a broad range of capabilities to assist clients with operational improvement, investment management, and business integration. As part of our GPS team, you will join a talented group of professionals to help governments and public sector organizations improve planning, operational, and financial performance in order to realize strategic outcomes of quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. In return, you can expect leading-class learning and development tailored to your unique interests and motivations. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to progress and become ready to build a better working world for our people, our clients, and the communities that support us.

Your key responsibilities

As one of our Strategy advisors, you'll help our country’s crucial government departments and agencies tackle their most pressing issues. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you'll bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. We'll help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and giving you experience of working with a diverse range of clients. You'll have the opportunity to build your skills in Strategy while also being able to team with professionals from other parts of the organization on multidisciplinary engagements.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business

  • Foster, maintain, and strengthen internal and external relationships at appropriate levels

  • Consistently deliver quality client services

  • Drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget

  • Constantly developing your understanding of current strategy trends and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues

  • Understanding our clients' unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible

  • Develop people and create a positive learning culture through supervision, coaching, mentoring and performance management activities

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A degree (graduate degree preferred) from a leading university in business, finance, or other quantitative discipline (e.g. engineering)

  • Minimum of 3 years of proven experience working with clients to design and implement enterprise strategies, such as: Operating model design; Innovation management; Enterprise economics and value creation; Customer economics, business performance and cost to serve analysis; Competitor analysis; Board/C-suite workshop facilitation; Enterprise economic and scenario modeling; Strategic goals and objective-setting; Strategic Planning process; and Strategic business portfolio design

  • Strong written and verbal communications, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing industry and deep content knowledge in the Strategy area

  • A forward thinking self-motivator that thrives on new challenges and adapts quickly to learning new knowledge

  • Ability to take abstract questions and issues and structure them into manageable, specific work streams and deliverables

  • Experience in conducting fact-based analysis, as well as developing and testing alternative hypotheses

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher, which will be driven by the engagement requirements

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Prior consulting experience with a Big 4 firm or large global institution

  • At least one of the following certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt

What we look for

We’re interested in highly motivated talented individuals with a strong willingness to think outside of the box. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll need the motivation to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and expand our business in the evolving market. If you’re serious about consulting and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • The opportunities to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line

  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world

  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training

  • An excellent team of senior colleagues, dedicated to managing and varying your workload

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

EY, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.


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