Grant Thornton LLP Federal Budget Analyst in Alexandria, Virginia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Financial Management 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Support various roles within Financial Management Division (FMD) within the Budget Formulation and Performance branch * Work directly with a senior level client ensuring timely and high quality deliverables * Lead and facilitate meetings between clients and stakeholders * Be flexible, innovative, show initiative, and manage face-paced situations * Prepare briefings for executive and senior level clients * Manage the relationship with senior level clients and all stakeholders * Develop a multi-year PPBE strategy and plan focused on improving client budget processes and incorporating cost modeling and performance measures into the budget formulation decision making process. * Assist client in communicating through the development of documents, briefings, and issue papers. * 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.

  • Masters degree is required in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related discipline.
  • Experience preparing and presenting executive-level briefings
  • accounting, financial accounting, auditing, budget analysis, process analysis, oral and written communication
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience directly interfacing with clients
  • Solid organizational skills with attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite with a good understanding of Excel
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Prior federal budgeting experience is a plus
  • Ability to communicate technical matters to non-technical stakeholders.
  • 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: Federal Budget Analyst

Location: Virginia-Alexandria

Requisition ID: 042216