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Cherry Bekaert Senior Manager - Government Contractor Advisory in Des Moines, Iowa


Cherry Bekaert is proud to have provided elite Assurance, Tax and Advisory services to our clients for 75 years. Our shared values of uncompromising integrity, a passion for excellence, mutual respect, collaboration, accountability and trust have helped us get here. If these values align with yours, we’d like to hear from you.

We are currently seeking a growth-oriented Senior Manager to join our Government Contractor Advisory practice to help us continue building on our large government contractor client base. In this position you will serve as a key advisor to clients, helping them navigate all phases of the contract and grant management lifecycle and leveraging your subject matter expertise to solve complex challenges along the way. This role has the ability to be based in various locations throughout our footprint, with hybrid/remote flexibility provided.

As a Senior Manager, you will:

Work closely with practice leadership to plan and execute the following types of projects:

  • Compliance and Gap Assessments (FAR, DFARS, CAS, etc.)

  • Interface with DCAA, DCMA and other agency auditors on behalf of our clients

  • Provide contract and grant management support

  • Analyze clauses and terms & conditions for solicitations and contract awards for clients

  • Conduct subcontractor evaluations for clients

  • Provide proposal support to clients

  • Assist with contract modifications

  • Preparation of calculations in support of contract claims and disputes, providing litigation support, and preparing requests for equitable adjustments

  • Preparation of a general dollar magnitude ( GDM ) or a detailed cost impact (DCI)

  • Assist with contract pricing and estimating

  • Conduct Cost & Price Analysis

  • Conduct walkthroughs and assist with developing processes, policies and procedures

  • Develop and provide training to clients

What you bring to this role:

An ideal fit for our firm displays a passion for superior client service, excellent project management abilities, and leadership skills. We’re a fast-paced and dynamic environment so a strong sense of urgency will fit right in!

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance

  • Must possess knowledge of accounting principles, CPA or CPA candidate is preferred, but not required

  • 7+ years of demonstrated expertise in compliance, contract or grant management/administration, auditing, or advising companies with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Guidance, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) or other applicable Federal regulations

  • DCAA or DCMA experience is nice to have

  • Grant or Contract Management/Administrative experience

  • Strong engagement management skills, comfortable interfacing with executive leaders

  • Eagerness to contribute to business development efforts

  • DAWIA or NCMA certifications a plus

  • Knowledge of government systems such as Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) and IPP is beneficial

  • Although travel is currently suspended, this role has typically required the ability to travel < 15% to client sites

What we offer you:

  • Our shared values that foster inclusion and belonging including uncompromising integrity, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect.

  • The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you.

  • A collaborative environment focused on enabling you to further your career growth and continuous professional development.

  • Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing.

  • Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work.

  • Opportunities to connect and learn from professionals from different backgrounds and with different cultures.

About Cherry Bekaert

Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. “Cherry Bekaert” is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit .

Cherry Bekaert cares about our people. We offer competitive compensation packages based on performance that recognize the value our people bring to our clients and our Firm. The salary range for this position is $113,900 to $236,225. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benefits program which includes annual bonus, medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection.

Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Candidates must demonstrate they are eligible to work in the United States. Cherry Bekaert will not provide work sponsorship for this position.

Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC are members of Allinial Global, an accountancy and business advisory global association. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn ( , Facebook, ( Twitter ( or Instagram ( .

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