EY Government Contract Services Senior Manager - Pharma/Life Sciences in United States

Government Contract Services Senior Manager - Pharma/Life Sciences


Requisition # UNI00BZR

Post Date Aug 20, 2018


When our clients enter the intricate world of doing business with the US Government, they rely on us to help them move through the process. Whether the challenge is a contract, grant or cooperative agreement, the rules and regulations in the federal marketplace require the type of experience found in our Government Contract Services (GCS) practice.

The opportunity

With the increasing complexities of procurement in government, we’re experiencing rapid growth in GCS. As a Senior Manager in GCS, you’ll contribute to our growth by helping your clients forge financial relationships with some of the largest governmental agencies in the world, including the Department of Defense, NASA, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, and many more.

Your key responsibilities

Because of the complexities of government accounting, no two projects will be the same. You’ll use your skills across the entire spectrum of contract services: allowable costs, audits, business systems, investigations, and termination proposals, to name a few. You’ll also be collaborating with colleagues across multiple service lines, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and identify opportunities for our client to benefit from our expertise in other areas.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Provide guidance and participate in the performance of GCS procedures, especially in complex or specialized client matters

  • Managing engagement economics of a portfolio of GCS clients

  • Developing long-term relationships across a network of existing and potential clients to maximize business development opportunities

  • Constantly implement process improvements for contract bidding and estimating systems

  • Developing your team through constant coaching and feedback, providing challenging goals and guaranteeing your people have the skills, knowledge and opportunities to grow

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Law, Economics, Computer Science or other related field of study

  • Approximately 8 years of related work experience

  • At least one professional designation, such as CPA, CFE, CFA

  • In depth experience with Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritize when working on multiple engagements

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, and the confidence to communicate complex technical concepts to a wide range of audiences

  • A quantifiable history of business development success

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Extensive experience with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

What we look for

We’re interested in passionate leaders, with the intellectual curiosity to actively pursue new knowledge in the rapidly changing world of government accounting. Naturally you’ll need a strong background in navigating through the countless rules and regulations required for obtaining government contracts. But we’re not just looking for strong technical skills – we’re interested in people that have the ability to nurture relationships, both internal and external, and are committed to intimately understanding our client’s needs. If you’re looking to become part of a community of advisors where you’ll make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, 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 22 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:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

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.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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

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