McLean, VA

Senior Consultant

$90,000-$130,000 / YEAR

Position: Sr Consultant
Location: McLean, VA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA

We are looking for strong, energetic, and focused individuals in the finance/accounting world to join in consulting efforts with clients. The Sr Consultant will work within a team in advising and conducting accounting/finance services for individual clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience advising commercial companies in one or more of the following areas: financial reporting, operational accounting, implementing new accounting policy
  • Prior experience in professional services (public accounting or advisory firm), preferably at the "Big Four or with a management consulting firm
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting standards (U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS)
  • Consistent success in building and developing strong client relationships
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and excellence
  • Detail oriented with the ability to think from a "big picture perspective
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • High energy, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting transactions as a result of, or in preparation for, one or more of the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-off, carve-out, IPO
  • Experience supporting internal audit and/or risk services in one or more of the following areas: internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, governance
  • Experience advising commercial companies in one or more of the following areas: finance optimization, operations improvement, business process improvement, change management, program or project management, data analytics, robotic process automation (RPA)

Company Bio:

Merit321 is a woman owned firm that specializes in Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, and Engineering opportunities. We seek, hire, and retain cleared professionals to support our Commercial, Federal, State, and Local clients across the US. We have been on both sides and understand the respect both the client and candidate deserve. We can consult and create solutions for essentially anything that touches IT, Accounting, Finance and more!


  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401k with match
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO

It is the policy of Merit321 to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

Job Requirements


  • Provide guidance on all areas involving accounting/finance functions to include: financial reporting, operational accounting, technical accounting, transactions
  • Participate in and/or lead teams providing Accounting Advisory services
  • Communicate effectively with clients to convey project findings, updates, and recommendations
  • Create presentations that effectively inform and influence client decisions
  • Prepare high-quality deliverables for management review
  • Collaborate with internal and client team members regarding business issues and potential solutions
  • Assist Managing Consultants with project administration (e.g. project setup and planning, budgeting, account management, billing, etc.)
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration among team members
  • Participate in advancing the firm and Accounting Advisory practice through committees and internal initiatives (e.g. recruiting, business development, marketing, etc.)