Associate Director- Government Services

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HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.  

We have experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.  

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors across 46 offices in 17 countries.  

The Opportunity

We are seeking candidates for a Manager consultant position in our Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities will include supervision and development of staff, simultaneous multiple-engagement management, including planning, budgeting and execution. Candidates will also perform fact-finding, research, document review, and extensive financial analyses and computer modeling.

Examples of specific work that the Manager is anticipated to encounter include: (1) regulatory consulting on compliance issues arising from the Cost Principles found in Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Part 31, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) Uniform Guidance, and the Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) (including the preparation of cost impact proposals and Disclosure Statements); (2) investigations and disputes (including those arising from alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the Price Reduction Clause); (3) compliance assessments (including assessments of the major business systems stipulated in the Defense FAR Supplement (“DFARS”) 252.242-7005); (4) rebutting assertions made by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (“DCMA”); (5) the preparation and review of Requests for Equitable Adjustment (“REAs”) and claims; (6) the preparation and review of Incurred Cost Submissions (“ICSs”); (7) the analysis of cost and price issues under bid protests; (8) the preparation and review of termination settlement proposals (“TSPs”); (9) analysis of issues arising when there is a dispute between prime and subcontractors; (10) the preparation of expert reports, expert testimony and exhibits for trial, alternative dispute resolution or settlement negotiations; and (11) management consulting. 

In this position, the candidate is expected to be a role model and foster an environment that is conducive to teamwork and team success. Most importantly, candidates will work on maintaining and fostering client relationships through superior client service, as the candidate may be primary point of contact between HKA, its clients and outside counsel. Candidates should be willing to travel to client locations and other  HKA offices and work overtime, as required.

Skills and Experience 

Candidates must have a Bachelor in Business, with concentrations in Finance or Accounting, or a Masters of Accounting.

Candidates should have 15+ years of experience in consulting, accounting, forensic accounting, project management or claims consulting in the government contracting industry.

Applicants must be highly motivated and possess excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, oral and written communication, quality control and computer skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook is essential. Certifications such as CPA, CFE or CFA are a plus.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

If you require more information on the above position prior to applying, please contact Heather Triolo, our Recruitment Manager based in the US, for an informal, strictly confidential discussion initially by E-mail at

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