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Senior Manager - CDBG - DR

EisnerAmper LLP
paid holidays, sick time, 401(k), retirement plan
United States, Florida, Miami
1001 Brickell Bay Drive (Show on map)
June 19, 2024
Senior Manager - CDBG - DR
Miami, FL, USA
Req #746
Monday, April 8, 2024

EisnerAmper is one of the largest accounting, tax, and business advisory firms, with nearly 4,000 employees and more than 350 partners across the world. We combine responsiveness with a long-range perspective; to help clients meet the pressing issues they face today, and position them for success tomorrow.

Our clients are enterprises as diverse as sophisticated financial institutions and start-ups, global public firms and middle-market companies, as well as high net worth individuals, family offices, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures across a variety of industries. We are also engaged by the attorneys, financial professionals, bankers and investors who serve these clients.

Our reach extends globally, with offices in the United Kingdom, Israel, India, the Cayman Islands, Singapore, and Ireland.

The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Senior Manager is responsible for growth, development, and leading large-scale disaster recovery programs. Requires knowledge of and significant experience with US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) disaster programs. This position will drive business development through opportunity identification, market and client strategy development, proposal creation, internal, and external relationship development.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, or an approved related field is preferred.
  • Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), certifications are preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum 10+ years of previous experience in grant management, program management, disaster management programs or similar fields is required, 15+ years is preferred.
  • 5+ years of consulting and/or client support and Business Development is preferred.
  • 5+ years in a management or supervisor role.
  • Knowledge of and experience with HUD CDBG-DR disaster programs including related statutes, regulations, and policies and processes, including National Objectives and reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR) is preferred.
  • The ability to collect and analyze data to inform CDBG-DR grant management and other research tasks as assigned is preferred.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and project management skill capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in business and technical environments and within a diverse group of individuals.
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, innovative, and continuously changing environment.
  • Ability to perform effectively, efficiently and with quality under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Possess a high degree of professionalism including the ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.
  • Computer literate with the capability of performing at an intermediate or advanced level with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite of products, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


  • Leads large, complex programs implementing major state and community-level post-disaster recovery efforts, including administering HUD CDBG-DR funds.
  • Evaluates client needs, recommends project approaches, and understands engagement scope, manages activities for completing work and overall quality control of client deliverables.
  • Performs supervisory responsibilities of a team including serving as a performance career coach to staff, provides prompt feedback to Directors and Partners regarding staff performance, and completes annual staff evaluations.
  • Drives revenue through new and incremental growth of current and prospective clients.
  • Negotiates, prepares, and processes documents such as agreements, contracts, and requests for proposals/qualifications to support program operations.
  • Manages the team through all phases of a program including strategic planning, work planning, mobilization, execution, and completion, consistent with established program delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget, and other contract requirements.
  • Provides leadership, direction, coaching, and development for personnel in the areas of performance management, problem resolution, planning, and assignment of work.
  • Manages client situations; identifies and interprets federal regulations and uses knowledge and experience to determine method of project implementation.
  • Actively engages in business development activities such as participating at conferences, responding to request for proposals, including the identification and review of funding opportunities, and development of proposals.
  • Leads and participates on proposal writing teams including writing and coordinating submissions.
  • Develops disaster recovery thought leadership and insights.
  • Identify recovery-related assistance gaps/needs and provide recommendations to leverage current resources to increase program impact.
  • 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 executive, management, and company staff meetings, and attends other meetings and seminars.
  • Ensures appropriate internal controls are in place to maintain compliance with external regulations and internal policies.
  • Support the Firm's strategic alliances and partnership, along with firm leaders, to sustain and grow client programs and services.
  • Coordinates relevant relationships with clients, and federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics, evaluates results of initiatives, and makes recommendations for continual improvements in efficiencies and quality.
  • Oversees department staffing needs and participates as appropriate in recruiting activities (e.g., interviewing, hiring, new hire and ongoing training, annual evaluations, etc.).
  • Participates in project budget development and monitoring of expenses.
  • Ensures practice area employees are properly and accurately billing for time, reviews non-billable, billable and utilization reports. Makes and communicates work hours or project adjustments as necessary.
  • Generates necessary reports for the executive team, reviews subordinates' reports.
  • Proactively communicates any issues/concerns relating to service line.
  • Develops proficiency for Firm software applications and procedures.
  • Actively attends and engages in meetings and training sessions.

Other Duties:

  • Provides courteous and prompt service to all internal and external parties. Prioritizes and addresses requests and assignments in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Identifies opportunities and recommends methods to improve service, and work processes. Assists in the implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
  • May assist co-workers in the completion of tasks and assignments to ensure continuity of service and demonstrating team work skills. Actively supports teamwork throughout the organization.
  • Perform other services as assigned.

Other Considerations:

  • May periodically travel and work from different company locations.
  • May be required to work overtime, and/or on weekends as needed.
  • Must arrive at EisnerAmper offices or client locations in a timely manner and be ready to perform job responsibilities.

Work Environment: 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.


  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending & Health Savings Account
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • Employee assistance program and other firm benefits.

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, EisnerAmper 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, EisnerAmper is a place where you'll be happy to do so. To be considered for employment, visit www.careers.eisneramper.com, complete an employment application and Explore Your Next Opportunity with EisnerAmper.

EisnerAmper is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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