Assistant Controller – Government Contracting

Local government administrative assistant

Job title: Assistant Controller – Government Contracting

Company: Westat

Job description: Job DescriptionWestat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat’s research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.Westat has an immediate opening for an Assistant Controller reporting to the Associate Vice President, Controller. You will oversee and manage day-to-day operations of the accounting department. This entails ensuring the timely and accurate completion of tax-related tasks, monthly closing procedures, financial reporting, maintenance of an adequate accounting records system, and fulfillment of other corporate accounting responsibilities as directed by the Controller or CFO. This role will have supervisory responsibilities including hiring, training, directing work, and appraising performance, and will partner with leadership to ensure the efficient and accurate operation of the accounting department. This role is hybrid eligible (3-4 days in office per week).Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and assist with all general accounting functions, including the general ledger and select balance sheet account reconciliations, financial close processes, cost accounting, and accounting operations ensuring accurate and efficient transaction processing and compliance with GAAP, CAS, FAR, and Westat’s policies.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including optimizing controls and processes to achieve department’s objectives.
  • Develop recommendations with respect to automation or other opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the department and inspire adoption throughout the organization.
  • Document, improve, and maintain policies and procedures working closely with the Internal Controls team.
  • Support interactions with external audits and reporting to government agencies including preparation of required items.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 15+ years of progressive and relevant accounting and supervisory experience
  • Government contracting accounting experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, CAS and FAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with DCAA, DCMA, NIH, or other Federal contract agencies
  • Deltek Costpoint proficiency
  • Cognos reporting and/or data extraction proficiency
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (20 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays and 2 floating holidays)
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

This opportunity will be posted for a minimum of 5 days and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.#LI-WST1Career AreaAdministrativePay RangeThe anticipated salary range is $125-$170k and will be commensurate with experience.Bonus EligibilityYes

Expected salary: $125000 – 170000 per year

Location: Rockville, MD

Job date: Sun, 17 Mar 2024 03:51:28 GMT

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