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Deloitte Analyst - GPS Engagement Financial Advisors in Sacramento, California

Analyst - GPS Engagement Financial Advisors

GPS EFA Practice:

Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) Engagement Financial Advisor (EFA) Practice is comprised of finance professionals specializing in project and account financial management serving as a focal point for aspects of engagement, program, and account financial management control. EFAs provide financial management knowledge for the entire engagement management team(s) by owning all financial reporting and analysis for engagements and accounts. Their greatest value, however, is in the understanding and application of engagement business and financial processes both to individual projects and to client accounts. GPS EFAs specialize in serving Deloitte's Higher Education, federal, state and local government clients. The Government and Public Services consulting practice is built around integrated core capabilities - people, process and technology and Government & Public Services industry expertise - the capabilities needed to help clients to tackle their most complex challenges.

Work You Will Do:

GPS Analyst EFAs are responsible for supporting one or more engagement teams through successful management of the financial analysis and the implementation of engagement financial management controls. On any given assignment, a GPS Analyst EFA may be responsible for the following activities:

  • Assist project leadership by preparing budgets and forecasts and reviewing baselines to project and track financial metrics such as revenue, costs, and profitability.

  • Take part in lifecycle of engagements including set up, revenue recognition and compliance, monthly accounting close, monitor funding, process vendor invoices, support procurement and billing/collection activities, and facilitate engagement closeout.

  • Interact periodically with senior level internal, and sometimes external, clients to present various analyses, discuss recommendations and provide engagement financial advice.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures, Federal regulations and guidelines and contractual requirements

  • Additional financial analyses including reconciliations and variance analyses

  • Understand and utilize standard processes for engagement financial management, quality management, and risk management

  • Contribute to the growth and development of the overall GPS EFA Practice through active involvement in a practice initiative

    The Team

    Our GPS EFA practice supports engagement teams in defining requirements we sign up to in our contracts. We help to define staffing and other forecast items in as much detail as possible using advanced financial, budgeting, and forecasting techniques. We provide realistic cost estimates that account for engagements' phases and activities, people, materials, hardware, and software and produce the best- and worst-case estimates using leading-edge project and client management software to keep clients' projects on track and on cost.

    Qualifications

    Required:

  • B.A./B.S from a four year accredited university in Accounting, Finance, Economics

  • Experience summarizing results and producing management reports

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail and adherence to project deadlines

  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

    Lifestyle/Travel Guidelines:

  • All candidates must be willing and able to travel as needed for their clients, however, depending on staffing needs, most positions are in-office-based with limited travel required. While limited travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.

    Preferred:

  • Experience working with a variety of contracting types (e.g., time and materials, fixed price)

  • Experience in a federal professional service environment; consulting experience is a plus

  • Experience in working and collaborating with international and remote teams

  • Experience with MS Access and MS Project applications

  • Experience with Deltek's Cost Point

  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, including intermediate to advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

    How You'll Grow

    At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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