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Manager- CDBG-DR


At EisnerAmper, we look for individuals who welcome new ideas, encourage innovation, and are eager to make an impact. Whether you’re starting out in your career or taking your next step as a seasoned professional, the EisnerAmper experience is one-of-a-kind. You can design a career you’ll love from top to bottom – we give you the tools you need to succeed and the autonomy to reach your goals.

The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Manager is responsible for tasks related to client engagement, services, and projects in support of disaster recovery programs, such as US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) related disaster programs, and other department initiatives and strategies. 

What it Means to Work for EisnerAmper:

  • You will get to be part of one of the largest and fastest growing accounting and advisory firms in the industry

  • You will have the flexibility to manage your days in support of our commitment to work/life balance

  • You will join a culture that has received multiple top “Places to Work” awards

    • We believe that great work is accomplished when cultures, ideas and experiences come together to create new solutions

    • We understand that embracing our differences is what unites us as a team and strengthens our foundation

    • Showing up authentically is how we, both as professionals and a Firm, find inspiration to do our best work

    • Numerous Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts

What Work You Will Be Responsible For:

  • 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 assists with oversight of 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, Senior Managers and Partners regarding staff performance, and completes annual staff evaluations.

  • 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.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in a changing environment.

  • Assists with 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.

  • 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 Senior Manager and/or 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. 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, & local agencies.

  • Participates in project budget development and monitoring of expenses.

  • Ensures service line 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.

  • Proactively communicates any issues/concerns relating to service line.

  • Develops proficiency for Firm software applications and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, or an approved related field is preferred. 

  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Associate Emergency Manager (AEM), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), certifications are preferred, but not required.  

  • 5+ years of advanced experience in the CDBG-DR program, and state, local and/or federal level disaster recovery programs in consulting and advisory services, including 3+ years in a management or supervisor role. 

  • 5+ years of consulting and/or client support and Business Development is preferred.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working on federally funded disaster related projects such as FEMA Public Assistance, FEMA Individual Assistance, CDBG-DR, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, or American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is preferred.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of various sizes, including the development of a project plan, managing a team, and creating and managing project budgets.

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with HUD CDBG-DR disaster programs including related statutes, regulations, and policies and processes, such as the Stafford Act, Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 200, 24 CFR 570, and post-award grant management activities and compliance requirements.

  • Maintains understanding of applicable CDBG-DR regulations and their evolution with each allocation.

  • Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills, as well as a positive attitude and proactive nature.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills in business and technical environments and within a diverse group of individuals.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to present verbally to high-level stakeholders.

  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain client/professional relationships/partnerships.

  • 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. 


For NYC and California, the expected salary range for this position is between $85,000.00 and $150,000.00. The range for the position in other geographies may vary based on market differences. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.

Our full-time positions also offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • 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.
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