Accenture Federal - Pricing Specialist in Arlington, Virginia
Organization: Accenture Federal ServicesLocation: Arlington, VA or San Antonio, TXWe are:Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes. We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.Professionals in our Corporate Functions run and manage Accenture's internal operations and all activities across our business, from finance, HR and legal to workplace management, operations and marketing and communications. They are the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients need to help them become high-performance businesses.Finance professionals prepare and interpret financial plans and reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations, including internal financial controls, to mitigate risk for the company. Finance professionals may also shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture's capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community.You are:A Pricing Specialist who will support pricing activities at either a specific account (deployed), a specific portfolio (aligned), or across AFS (centralized). A Pricing/CDTS Specialist works closely with Managers and Senior Managers on reviewing the solicitation, developing the internal economic model, and preparing cost/price volumes in compliance with solicitation instructions, FAR requirements, disclosed Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), agency particular requirements, GAAP requirements and AFS Policies.
Provide financial support for shaping, structuring and closing transactions; including working proactively with clients and Accenture management to ensure compelling business cases for both the client and for Accenture
Prepare consistent financial deliverables that are accurate and compliant with Accenture policies, GAAP, and Government standards
Assist the proposal team on financial aspects for management approvals (including, AFS NBM, AFS Board of Managers and Accenture's Capital Committee); and work to identify the underlying costs associated with an offering, and drive the financial modeling efforts to determine the costing, pricing, client capital financing and overall profitability for Accenture
Develop business volume proposal responses and contract pricing activities in response to Request for Quotations (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP), and Invitations to Bid (ITB)
Prepare contract proposals as a result of contract modifications, requests for equitable adjustments, and terminations for convenience
Ensure that Point of Sale (POS) financial knowledge is transitioned to Client Financial Management (CFM) and Project Set-up as well as maintain the POS documentation for all proposals for traceability back to the original deal economics (ODE)
Here's what you need:
Must be a US Citizen
Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Mathematics
2 years of finance related experience
Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite [Excel, Word, PowerPoint]
Advanced financial analytical skills
Understanding of Cost Type, T&M, and/or Fixed Price contract types
Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership
Bonus points if you have:
Masters or Finance/Accounting Certification
Foundational understanding of FAR/CAS and other related federal government contracting and procurement regulations
Familiarity with the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule pricing
Familiarity with reading and interpreting Government documents (RFP, RFQ, SOW, etc.)
Understanding of business case, cost and price components
Experience in cost/price proposal development
Knowledge of general business practices / accounting & finance principles
Ability to adapt to a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
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