McKinsey & Company
Undergraduate degree required
Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a consulting or professional services firm or in the fields of public policy, regulation, legal, external relations, or risk management
Experience in the public sector and government issues (e.g. public policy, regulation, current affairs, stakeholder agreement); corporate governance, compliance, and audit (e.g. legal, regulations, conflict of interest, risk management); customer service and management consulting
Ability to evaluate and interpret information quickly, often at granular levels, for which attention to detail is essential
Exceptional organizational skills, including process ownership and management
Ability to work across all levels of seniority. Positive, diplomatic, and expresses conviction when needed
Comfort with data analysis, database management and data reporting
IT skills should include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Self-motivated, autonomous, and entrepreneurial
Works gracefully under stringent deadlines and while balancing disparate needs
Proven problem-solving ability working on complex, sensitive, time critical and sometimes unfamiliar issues
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
Comfort with ambiguity
Who You'll Work With
You will be based in Washington, D.C. and be part of the North America (NA) Public and Social Sector Practice (PSSP). You will also work across other areas of the firm including contracts, finance, legal, and security. You will report to the North America Practice Manager.
What You'll Do
You will play a central role in ensuring compliance management for the firm's work for public and social sector clients in North America.
You'll have four principal areas of focus which include a compliance controls program, ongoing compliance and document management, awareness-raising and leadership reporting, and periodic reviews.
You'll help evolve and roll-out a robust and effective compliance controls program by monitoring internal policies, and contractual obligations and regulatory developments (e.g. transparency). You'll be responsible for developing and implementing supporting compliance processes and capabilities (e.g. IT), for reviewing efficiency of controls and level of compliance and you'll support work to refine the firm's approach and extend it to other areas of compliance where required.
You'll coordinate ongoing compliance and document-management by reviewing each study against internal policies and contractual requirements. You'll carry out select compliance obligations in coordination with applicable NA PSSP firm function groups (e.g. Contracts or Finance) and assure that all auditable documents have been retained (e.g. proposals, contracts, invoices) and internal processes followed (e.g. risk registration, per diem approvals, partnering due diligence).
Additionally, you'll lead work on raising awareness and reporting to leadership. You'll do this by communicating compliance processes, including through tailored training programs where identified, and by operating as our NA PSSP compliance point of contact. You'll also prepare reports for senior management on compliance and the escalation of higher-risk compliance cases.
You'll also conduct and/or support periodic and routine reviews of the NA PSSP compliance with applicable internal policies, contractual obligations and regulatory requirements.
In addition to these principal areas of focus, you may have other responsibilities depending on the needs of the practice.
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McKinsey & Company is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
We work with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients and, often, to the world. We work with our clients as we do with our colleagues. We build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. We do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations. We bring out the capabilities of clients to fully participate in the process and lead the ongoing work.