Advisory Manager, Government Contract Practice

CohnReznick LLP
January 13, 2021
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Advisory Manager, Government Contract Industry Practice

CohnReznick has an exciting career opportunity for an Advisory Manager to join in the Government Contract Industry Practice located in our Tysons, VA office (currently working virtually). 

We are looking for an Advisory Manager in our Government Contract Industry Practice. The Manager will work closely with client management to provide timely, efficient advisory support in the government contracting environment.  You will have responsibility to execute a wide range of advisory services on various ongoing special projects with our government contractor clients. This position works directly with senior leadership of the firm.

Your focus will be on the following five areas:

  • Advisory Services
  • Client Relations and Engagement Management
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Mentoring and Developing Senior Associates and Associates
  • Support the Growth of the Practice


Advisory Services

  • Perform business system readiness assessments and mock audits for Accounting, Estimating, CPSR, and Property Systems
  • Perform indirect rate structure evaluations and provide alternative rate structures
  • Analyze client pricing strategies
  • Manage incurred cost submission and CAS disclosure statement preparations
  • Assist with DCAA disputes and responses

Client Relations and Engagement Management

  • Accept responsibility for, and complete engagements in accordance with client time and budget expectations
  • Make effective use of firm resources to complete a project
  • Manage multiple client projects at any given time
  • Foster effective relationships with clients and referral sources
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills and identify and solve problems in a team environment

Personal and Professional Development

  • Earn confidence, trust and respect from clients and colleagues
  • Develop technical skills and industry knowledge
  • Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinking
  • Participate in presentations on technical matters
  • Represent the firm in a positive and professional manner
  • Demonstrate sound business judgment and participate in the management of the Practice
  • Active participation in CohnReznick internal development programs, including staff training courses
  • Participate in proposal writing, prospect meetings and oral presentations to secure new clients
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to developing team members

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA license is a plus
  • 6-8 years of recent experience in the government contract industry
  • Extensive experience with Indirect Rates and Incurred Cost Submissions
  • Knowledge of DFARS business system requirements, specifically estimating and/or CPSR
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and advisory 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 technical skills in FAR and CAS
  • Working experience with MS Office applications, especially Excel
  • Solid organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Ability to travel locally (MD, DC, VA)
  • US Citizen




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