Jr. CFO Act Compliance / Audit Readiness Specialist

Herndon, Virginia, United States | IMBSS | Full-time

Lodestar Consulting is currently seeking a full-time Jr. Special Programs CFO Act Compliance / Audit Readiness Specialist (Secret Clearance required) to join our team. We are a fast-growing small business (named to Inc5000's list of fast growing private companies in America two years in a row and Best Places to Work in 2022), seeking dynamic thinkers and outstanding communicators who want to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and grow with Lodestar Consulting Inc. Our client delivery philosophy combines experienced consultants who have had repeated success in delivering emerging technologies within the Federal Sector with highly knowledgeable client domain experts. We focus on hiring and developing top talent to provide superior support to our clients, and to grow and develop our team for long-term repeatable success. Our team members are experienced, professional, enthusiastic, and able to quickly apply their skills to diverse situations to ensure our client’s needs are met. If you love to solve problems, assist clients in emerging technologies, or simply drive meaningful change for clients, there’s a place for you at Lodestar Consulting.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Gain a quick understanding of the unique program business processes and establish relationships with stakeholders
  • Perform extensive analysis and research on business process errors/failures and resolve
  • Document procedures identified and train others on steps in resolving complex matters
  • Review policy and recommend changes/improvements to the business process
  • Monitor and resolve audit findings
  • Develop and present approaches/methods to refine and implement critical business processes
  • Identify solutions to satisfy compliance with the continually changing Federal Government accounting regulations
  • Provide audit liaison support to a Defense Agency
  • Work with the CFO Team to research and understand audit findings and determine the correct stakeholder(s) to respond to audit requests
  • Coordinate business process activities with the Contractor CFO Team, Operations Team, and the Government Program Management
  • Assist with documenting business processes and controls
  • Understand process improvements for existing business operations and help drive the implementation of the new and improved process
  • Familiarity of DoD regulations included in the following: DoD BIO (Business Integration Office) end-to-end (E2E) business processes, DOD FMR (Financial Management Regulation), DoDI (Instruction), Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS), FIAR (Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation), FIP (Financial Improvement Program)
  • Obtain, compile, and summarize information for use by other


  • Must possess an active Secret clearance and be JAFAN 6/0 eligible
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a financial or business discipline) or seven (7) years of relevant experience
  • Three plus (3+) years in experience in federal accounting and business processeswith experience in auditing and/or audit remediation a plus
  • Experience with SAP Programs (desired)
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Possess a high degree of initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • Experience producing professional and accurate reports and documents
  • Exhibit knowledge and skill in budget related laws, regulations, methods, etc. to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Experience performing extensive analysis and research on business process errors/failures, to include integrated business/process resolutions
  • Develop solutions for process breakdowns and present the findings


  • Possess ability to interact with multiple personnel to resolve issues and answer questions
  • Be flexible and display ability to move to tasks as assigned and quickly gain understanding of the effort required
  • Demonstrate strong Microsoft Office skills, especially with MS Excel and MS Word


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a financial or business discipline) or seven (7) years of relevant experience

Security Clearance:

  • Must have a Secret clearance (requires US Citizenship)

Individuals will have the opportunity to enhance skills in the area of technical competency, business development, client service, and people development. Project characteristics can change frequently and require self-motivated individuals that are willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals.

Salary commensurate with experience. Travel and relocation expenses may be considered based on the appropriate candidate. If you are looking to learn and contribute to a rapidly growing consulting and financial management business, we'd love to hear from you. Please No Sponsors or Agencies!

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new Lodestar Consulting team members will be required to comply with any Federal, State, or local guidance related to COVID-19. This may include being fully vaccinated, unless legally entitled to a Reasonable Accommodation because of a disability (which includes medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. COVID-19 testing prior to visiting an office space may also be required and/or offered as an alternative to proof of vaccination or reasonable accommodation, depending on the current guidance in effect. Client site vaccination requirements, if different or stricter, will take precedence over Lodestar Consulting’s policies, complying with the mandates currently in effect. Vaccination status must be submitted prior to the first day of employment. Prospective or new team members may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement during the Onboarding process. Exemptions must be approved prior to start date. Additional questions may be directed to our HR Coordinator or Company President (contact@lodestarcs.com).

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.