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Cost Accounting Consultant in Springfield, IL at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/25/2018

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Job Description

The Cost Accounting Consultant performs problem identification, evaluation and recommendation of resolution(s), standard implementation, general client training, and solution deployment.


  • Perform cost allocation and cost of service studies for state and local governments
  • Supports projects/initiatives by analyzing costs or processes and procedures for government agencies
  • Produces project deliverables that meet and exceed performance expectations including scope of work requirements, financial objectives (revenue and profit goals), and implementation timeframes
  • Gathers necessary client financial information (such as expenditure reports, revenue reports, billing invoices, budgets, timesheets, work orders, fixed asset reports, depreciation reports, contracts, general ledgers, and general office correspondence), analyzes accounts, and prepares reports documenting findings of such analysis
  • Facilitates meetings or conducts interviews with customers (internal and external), clients, teammates as needed based on project assignments
  • Analyze complex data and identify patterns, recommend actions, and measure outcomes
  • Participates in client meetings; develops trust, credibility, and strong client relationships; and seeks opportunities to add value above and beyond competitors.  Achieves and/or exceeds client satisfaction metrics that will increase satisfaction annually
  • Manages the activities of projects in accordance with MAXIMUS established policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by management
The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree required (equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • 2 years related work experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
  • Experience in using spreadsheets, databases, and/or reporting software to do analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software including Word, Excel and other computer software applications
  • Knowledge or experience in using sound judgment within broadly defined practices and policies
  • Ability to regularly interact with all levels and develop strong working relationships with management, infrastructure point of contacts, staff, and customers
EEO Statement EEO Statement
Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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