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IT Program Management Associate - Alexandria, VA #5938879

Company: Grant Thornton LLP

Date: 01/12/2019

Category: Accounting and Auditing Services

City: Alexandria, VA

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Enterprise Technology Strategy 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.


  • Manage the program's change configuration management process, utilizing IBM Rational Jazz and facilitate change configuration related meetings with key stakeholders and the program's technical team
  • Develop program performance metrics on a monthly basis
  • Support the maintenance and continuous development of FIT System Performance site and project SharePoint repository
  • Manage User Acceptance Testing (UAT) functions, to include: create user acceptance criteria, develop UAT Schedule, plan UAT logistics, facilitate UAT, and report results to System Lead
  • Manage Integrated Project Schedule through Microsoft Project 2013
  • Maintain Stakeholder Registry to perform stakeholder analysis and manage stakeholder engagement for every project
  • Develop Project Charter for new projects
  • Facilitate lessons learned meetings
  • Manage Project Risks: facilitate FIT Risk Meeting, risk indemnification, qualitative risk analysis, risk mitigation strategy, and risk monitoring.
  • 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.

  • Top Secret Clearance required
  • Experience with the following: IBM TRIRIGA, IBM Rational Jazz, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) and SharePoint
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications (e.g. CSM)
  • Familiarization with PMI process
  • Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
  • 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: IT Program Management Associate

Location: Virginia-Alexandria

Requisition ID: 042668

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