2023 Government Contract Audit Associate- Tysons Corner, VA

United States of America
Government Contract Advisory
Public Sector Consulting
Tysons Corner
Tysons Corner
Full time
Full Time
2022 - 23

CohnReznick currently has an exciting career opportunity for an Entry Level Assurance Associate to join the Government Contract Advisory Practice.

The Assurance Associate will work closely with Senior Associates to Partners to provide timely, efficient audit and advisory support in the government contracting space to both federal and commercial clients.  This person will be working with 3-5 clients at any given time under the supervision of an experienced assuranc eprofessional and will be expected to  manage their time to prioritize their workload.

If you are:

  • A highly dedicated professional with impressive credentials and driven by new challenges and growth opportunities
  • A team player who believes in providing world-class client service to great clients
  • Looking for a work environment that values and promotes camaraderie, collaboration and giving back to the community  

We offer:

  • Endless opportunities to contribute to the 11th largest professional services firm in the US
  • A unique culture that values collaboration in everything we do
  • A team of professionals driven by a sense of excellence, integrity, commitment to lifelong learning, respect for one another, adaptability, and making a difference
  • A network of 3,000 professionals committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and giving back to the communities in which we live and work
  • Varied career paths supported by strong professional development programs and resources
  • A flexible work environment with competitive benefits


The Assurance Associate works directly with all levels of the firm including closely with Senior Associates to Partners and performs test work on multiple types of audits ranging from $10M-$4B. In addition, they provide consulting services to government contractors in the areas of FAR, Indirect Rates, CAS and Business Systems. They demonstrate professional creativity in dealing with client matters and make constructive suggestions to improve client operations. The Associate effectively analyzes transactions, recognizing potential allowability issues, conducts appropriate research, and works closely with managers on resolving the issue. 

Your focus will initially be on the following three areas:

  • Audit, Consulting and Accounting
  • Task and Engagement Management
  • Personal and Professional Development 

Specific duties include:

Audit and Advisory

  • Performing audit procedures in accordance with firm standards and GAGAS in an accurate, thorough and timely manner
  • Responsibility for pre-engagement planning, execution, and final deliverable
  • Monitoring project status against the work plan and communicate schedule adjustments to managers and/or partners 
  • Performs consulting services to government contractors in the areas of business system readiness, incurred cost submissions, indirect rate modeling and executive compensation analysis
  • Reviews the audit and consulting work of Associates

Project/Task and Engagement Management

  • Accept responsibility for, and complete tasks assigned by CohnReznick management in a timely fashion.
  • Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project.
  • Manage multiple client projects at any given time.
  • Alert CohnReznick management in a timely fashion of any issues, constraints, challenges, and/or scheduling conflicts that may arise in completing the assigned task(s).
  • Promotes teamwork and cooperation within the office. Fosters effective relationships with contractor representatives and government officials.

Personal and Professional Development

  • Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues.
  • Continually develop technical skills and industry knowledge. Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinking. 
  • Attend local professional and business organization functions, as well as networking events. 
  • Represent the firm in a positive and professional manner. 
  • Demonstrate accounting proficiency by pursuing and passing the CPA exam. 
  • Demonstrate sound business judgment.
  • Develop an ability to motivate and train self.
  • Actively participate in CohnReznick internal development programs, including staff training courses.

Required Skills:

  • Education: BS/BA in Accounting; Meets the necessary requirements to license immediately upon completion of the CPA exam
  • Excellent analytical,skills
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Proven technical skills with MS Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • U.S. Citizen

CohnReznick is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, clients, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include background check and credit check

 If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at CRaccommodation@CohnReznick.comPlease note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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