Cost Modeler/Analyst

Grant Thornton 6/18/2019 4:30:28 AM
JOB ID: 044031 Specialty:
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.

Serve as cost model consultant and analyst for the client’s largest mission business unit. The business unit has approximately $3 billion in fully burdened annual costs, and the cost and workload information is used to support fee setting, management reporting, and ad hoc analyses.
Perform quarterly cost model updates and related reporting.
Work as part of a team of analysts to deliver enterprise-wide cost and performance reporting.
Collect and validate workload and other performance metrics related to the cost model.
Maintain frequent contact with mission program points of contact to ensure data quality.
Analyze and validate quarterly cost model results.
Analyze significant variances and identify source/cause of variances.
Support the fee expense analysis to determine unit cost of individual fee services and analyze historical patterns.
Meet regularly with the mission program points of contact to present cost model results/reporting, discuss ongoing studies/analyses, and other issues relevant to using, maintaining and enhancing the cost model.
Lead or participate in special studies and analyses related to program costs and operations.
Present reports and analyses to client team and stakeholders.
Includes opportunities to present to and interact with client and Grant Thornton senior management / executives.
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.


Activity Based Costing experience required
CostPerform experience highly preferred
MS Excel, MS PowerPoint experience highly preferred
Tableau experience highly preferred
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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Requisition ID: 044031

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia