For more than 70 years, Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N), APAC has helped businesses and individuals across the country shape clearer paths forward. Our professional accounting and assurance, consulting, tax, and technology services allow clients to streamline and organize operations, comply with changing regulations, and boost business growth with the right technological tools. As Louisiana’s top CPA firm, our rapid growth is continuing. We are looking for leaders to GROW WITH US!
The Staff Consultant – Disaster Management & Recovery position performs various assigned tasks related to client engagement, services, and projects in support of the department initiatives and strategies.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, emergency management, or a related field, or equivalent combination is preferred.
- Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or emergency management (Louisiana Emergency Management (LEM), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), or grants management professional certifications preferred.
- 3+ years of experience in disaster recovery consulting and advisory services, training, change management or academic experience is preferred.
- Experience working on federally funded disaster related projects such as FEMA Public Assistance, FEMA Individual Assistance, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is preferred.
- Experience working on other federally funded disaster related projects such as HUD CDBG, or FEMA HMA (HMGP, BRIC, PDM) is preferred.
- Maintains understanding of applicable FEMA PA Policies, requirements, and evaluation protocols and demonstrated Knowledge and understanding of FEMA’S response and recovery mission.
- Completion of Emergency Management or disaster recovery coursework, such as FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) coursework.
- Proven ability to review and validate project applications, supporting documentation, and inspection reports to ensure completeness, eligibility, and compliance with applicable FEMA policies.
- Benefit – Cost analysis and project closeout experience working with FEMA PA, FEMA HMGP, HUD, or other federal/state programs a plus.
- Critical thinking skills capabilities are essential.
- Project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Capacity for quickly understanding new concepts, workflows, and systems.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrates a positive attitude and proactive nature.
- Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and maintains the highest level of confidentiality.
- Works in a highly organized manner, independently or within a team, in a fast-paced, innovative, and continuously changing environment with minimal supervision.
- Technically proficient to perform at an intermediate or advanced level with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite of products (specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word, SharePoint).
- Under direct supervision, participates in disaster grants management projects, and multi-disciplinary tasks within scope of program or project.
- Assists the team through all phases of a program including work planning, mobilization, execution, and closeout consistent with established program delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget and other contract requirements.
- Applies technical knowledge of the grant lifecycle from quantification of damages; submission of application; assistance with policies, procedures, processes, or deadlines; understanding of eligibility requirements and allowable costs; maximization of reimbursements of disaster recovery expenses; submission of reimbursement requests and project worksheets; written performance of status reports, closeout activities, communication with reimbursing agencies, and preparation of reporting.
- Assists with the development and monitoring of proper grants management procedures required in all phases of the grant lifecycle.
- Maintains working knowledge of various local, state, and federal reimbursing agencies.
- Ensures that the scope of work is completed to the satisfaction of the client and key stakeholders, while simultaneously ensuring that quality, financial, risk management, business and policy expectations are met.
- Communicates and works with the team on a variety of issues potentially including progress and status, scope, schedule and budget as well as progress of deliverables, client reviews, technical input, and comment resolution.
- Participates in the collaboration with external agencies, if required, and other stakeholders as needed to enable successful development and implementation of complex project workflow and processes.
- Ensures compliance with applicable policies and procedures, laws and regulations, and keeps current on compliance-related areas.
- Participates in the preparation of deliverables/reports for review by the Director that include any noted issues, trends and other micro/macro level risks identified through the execution of projects activities.
- Provides support on other consulting projects, not related to grants management, as necessary.
- May be required to work extended hours during the work week and/or on weekends as needed.
- May be required to travel and work from different firm and client locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and listen. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus. This position spends a significant amount of time sitting and operating a computer. Lifting requirements will not typically exceed 25 pounds.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully with or without reasonable accommodations. The work environment is considered to be that of a typical business/office operation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Work/Life Balance: Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Holidays, Dress for Your Day policy, Volunteer Opportunities, Fun Team Activities
- Financial Benefits: 401(k) Plan with Matching/Profit Sharing Contribution, Voluntary & Group Life Insurance, Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance, Medical, Dependent Care and Adoption FSA, Competitive Salaries, Employee Referral bonus
- Health & Wellness: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account
Join our team of professionals and take a firm step forward in your career. With an established mentor program and defined career paths for a range of specialties and skill sets, P&N is a place where professionals of all experience levels thrive. Our Lifelong Learning program, combined with technical training opportunities for staff, ensure that this is a place where our employees can grow — and with a rich office culture and a strong commitment to work/life balance, P&N is a place where you'll be happy to do so. To be considered for employment, visit www.pncpa.com/careers, complete an employment application and Explore Your Next Opportunity with P&N.
Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N), APAC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or other protected classifications.