Public Consulting Group

Fiscal Project Lead

Job Locations US
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/14/2024 5:00 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services


Public Consulting Group (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit


PCG is committed to a diverse workforce; a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.


Role Summary:

Dynamic, analytical role involving a combination of accounting, financial analysis, treasury, data analysis, operational process design, and project management support. This role will be on a small but growing Finance team, which supports a wide range of human services consulting and operational engagements. This role will act as the Fiscal Project Lead for two large state-funded grant management projects. Within these projects, the role will lead, analyze, organize and report grant application and payment disbursement data. The role will own the associated treasury functions to distribute funds directly to grant recipients. This role will also design and execute required compliance audits or monitoring procedures related to public funds usage.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements financial process workflows for payments and grant funds distribution, such as assisting with grant program initialization, testing, and quality assurance to ensure adherence to project policies and procedures.
  • Leads all analysts which support project work.
  • Facilitates both internal and client-facing project status calls.
  • Creates and reviews payment batches for bulk ACH import into banking system, produces notices to recipients, and tracks all ongoing disbursements.
  • Creates monthly project invoices for delivery to clients.
  • Completes monthly and project-end bank reconciliations.
  • Owns and maintains all finance-related project reporting requirements.
  • Develops and improves quality control procedures over payment data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and internal consistency among various data sources.
  • Provides clear, thorough, and consistent analysis on potential fiscal project risks.
  • Leads development of efficiencies in existing finance and operational processes.
  • Designs and executes auditing and monitoring plans for grant distributions.
  • Prepares and presents reports to team members and clients as needed.

Skills & Characteristics: 

  • Strong leadership skills; confident in facilitating meetings and owning all financial functions of large-scale projects.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to develop complex spreadsheet modeling, analysis and data organization.
  • Detail and process improvement oriented, with an orientation toward continuous quality improvement.
  • Team player - Our team works together to deliver high quality project performance.
  • Proactive - willingness to jump in and execute. Ability to work with minimal guidance in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, supporting multiple projects at once and executing effective time management skills.
  • Ability to form and develop relationships with a wide variety of functional roles and organizational levels.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth.




Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration or related field required.



C   Certification:

CPA preferred



Minimum of 3-5 years accounting or financial analysis experience.

High level of leadership, organizational skills, time management, and accountability.

Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word



This position is a remote, work from home position. PCG is a remote-friendly organization and is committed to creating a culture where remote work remains a vital part of the company’s success. To be successful in a remote work role at PCG, you must:

  • be available during your set working hours.
  • have a safe, private, and distraction-free environment in which to complete your work, and
  • be able to give your full attention to the completion of your PCG job duties.

Some travel to the office or elsewhere may be required for team meetings, client meetings, etc.

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis until filled. 








Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience.  As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $75,050-95,000 and a potential discretionary bonus of up to 10 %. In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role, including medical and dental care benefits, 401k, PTO, parental leave, bereavement leave.


EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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