• Logistics Accountability and Audit Support SME

    Job Locations US-VA-Tysons | US-VA-Fort Belvoir | US-VA-Arlington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2018 9:31 AM)
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    Consulting/Business Management
  • Overview

    Position is on the research staff of LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm located in Tysons, VA. LMI is dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government in a broad spectrum of public policy matters. As a not-for-profit company, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our not-for-profit status and specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


    The Logistics Accountability and Audit Support SME will support the HQDA G4, Logistics Innovation Agency (LIA) in its role as the Army’s Business Mission Area Champion (BMAC) for Logistics audit readiness and compliance. Must be an experienced and highly-skilled member of a team helping the Army achieve audit readiness objectives. Involves independent SES-level briefings, situational awareness, knowledge of best practices, and thought leadership. Will be responsible for mentoring an audit support team, and for providing functional and technical expertise which address audit impediments to Logistics accountability. The position requires 10-15 years’ experience in Army logistics, sustainment and supply concepts, financial management, property accountability, audit readiness, leadership, ERP/SAP capabilities, and data quality.

    Key Responsibilities Include:

    • Provide functional Army logistics subject matter expertise (SME) on financial audit preparedness and establishing and maintaining a focus on achieving business functionality in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller (ASA (FM&C)).
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Department of Defense (DOD) regulations associated with financial management and Army regulations, policies and guidance related to property accountability.
    • Assist in the preparation of Army-level BMAC briefings (as prescribed in Army Regulation 5-1, Management of Army Business Operations) for the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (ADCS), G-4, derived from input from the Army’s Acquisition and Logistics communities, in order to brief the BMAC audit committee.
    • Prepare correspondence for the LIA Director to send to the ADCS G-4 to keep the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army apprised of the Army's audit readiness posture.
    • Maintain situational awareness of ongoing discussions between the Army Secretariat Staffs, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) and HQDA G-4 staff regarding all things associated with audit readiness.
    • Stay abreast of latest developments in financial regulations and logistics concepts, programs, policy, and doctrine, particularly as applied to property and financial accountability, maintenance and all facets of supply.
      • Facilitate General Equipment (GE) and Operating Materials and Supplies (OM&S) Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) into a broader plan to support the BMAC.
      • Ensure data quality reports are completed in support of broader Army sustainment and supply property accountability campaign efforts to address audit findings related to data quality.
      • Provide ongoing functional and technical expertise to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)) and HQDA G4 staff in regards to Audit Compliance standards and their relationship to Logistics processes.      
      • Identify impediments to the existence and completeness of Logistics data and accountability.
      • Mentor the LIA Audit Support Team by providing leadership, guidance and mentorship
      • Assist in developing concepts, plans, and reports which will include
        • Create and maintain LIA-published Audit Guides
        • Track and support Army Audit activities in the area of Logistics
        • Analyze Government-Furnished Property (GFP) processes and procedures
        • Analyze Army Working Capital Fund (AWCF) processes and procedures
        • Analyze 2017 OM&S (munitions) Notice of Findings and Recommendations (NFRs)
        • Analyze Army data reports and data issues as related to the Campaign on Property Accountability efforts
    • Analyze excess management and divesture support to the Property Accountability Task Force and Army Readiness.


    • Responsible for the management processes involving business process analysis and improvement, audit preparedness capability assessments, performance measurement and training. Specifically,
      • Provide SME input to the HQDA G-4 staff on Army-wide logistics-focused audit compliance and adherence to Discipline Programs for supply and maintenance.
      • Identify asset visibility gaps within asset life cycle and coordinate policy and guidance updates with Army G-4 Directorates and ASA(ALT).
      • Develop and inculcate best practices related to audit readiness, and support ASA (FM&C) in the development of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs).
    • Apprise superiors of significant changes in the Army logistics or financial systems, which may alter Army processes or policy.
    • Develop and disseminate enterprise audit preparedness guidance, to enable Army field units to meet Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Guidance and property accountability requirements as outlined in policy/memoranda as published by the Secretary of the Army (SECARMY), ASA(FM&C), ASA(ALT) and the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.
    • Demonstrate under stand of the tenets of business process reengineering (BPR) and continuous process improvement (CPI). Analyzes logistics business processes to determine which processes require change, and how that change can be effected by the implementation of updated policy, revised processes, or the application of technology.
    • Provide process, policy and system recommendations to resolve gaps in all aspects of logistics processes with a focus on supply, maintenance and distribution.
    • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate DOD, Army and Army Commands' (ACOM) logistics policies and procedures and a wide variety of other regulatory guidance and recommend policy, doctrinal and procedural modifications that may be necessary for implementation and utilization of identified logistics technology applications.
    • Serve as a member on a variety of Army and Joint ad hoc working groups established to evaluate and resolve logistics management issues from a systemic/programmatic perspective. Chairs or directs such ad hoc groups when issues to be studied are less complex or controversial.
    • Participate in planning or executing integrated process team (IPT) meetings as required.
    • Participate in Army/DoD/industry conferences.
    • Represent the Agency/Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (ODCS), G-4 on committees, teams and task forces responsible for improving the effectiveness of the Army logistics processes.



      • 10-15 years' experience in principal duties and responsibilities
      • Master’s degree in information management, business, computer science or related field
      • Demonstrated Logistics subject matter expertise
      • Army ERP experience (e.g., GCSS-Army, LMP, GFEBS, etc.)
      • Working SAP understanding
      • BPR certification and/or Lean Six Sigma preferred, but not required
      • Demonstrated leadership at upper echelons
      • Superb verbal and written communication skills
      • DoD Secret Security Clearance (or higher) required 


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