Acquisition Cost Support Consultant - Manager

Grant Thornton 11/6/2017 11:52:55 AM
JOB ID: 038875 Specialty:
Washington, District of Columbia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager 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 Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Supports requirements development, market research, acquisition planning, cost estimating, price analysis, technical evaluation criteria, acquisition and financial management, and administration.
Perform extensive financial modeling, including scenario and sensitivity analysis; development of sources and uses.
Building, maintaining, and analyzing schedules, budgets, and progress reports related to the planning, award, and execution of assigned contracts.
Plan and support Market Surveys, develop Screening Information Requests (SIRs), major contract modifications, and develop Evaluation Plans.
Plan and support proposal evaluations and negotiations.
Provide Program Management support for the development of schedules, documentation, plans, analysis, briefings, and reports to support program execution, planning and reporting.
Develop transition plans for completed acquisitions.
May be required to support the preparation, organization, and maintenance of acquisition records and files documenting performance and compliance
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.


BA/BS degree in either accounting, law, business, finance, economics, quantitative methods, or organization and management plus an advanced degree or certification.
7 years of relevant experience in conducting acquisition and acquisition support activities.
Possess knowledge of a wide range of contracting procedures, methods, contract types, and price/cost analysis.
Experience working for the federal government highly desired.
Have the ability to present factual information; compose memoranda, minutes and reports; and, draft contract provisions and supporting.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to conduct detailed research and analysis of technical and cost data.
Ability to assess qualitative and quantitative characteristics of properties and/or investments.
Ability to read and interpret procurement policy, regulations, and directives.
Ability to provide clear technical direction and guidance to all program offices.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
Self-motivated leader with forward-thinking visionary and entrepreneurial thinking to lead the change.
Coach and mentor junior staff members
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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Requisition ID: 038875

Washington, DC
Washington, District of Columbia