Jr A/P Specialist - Hybrid Work Arrangement

Rockville , MD
Aug 13, 2022
Sep 21, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat 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 a new opportunity available for a Junior Accounts Payable Specialist. In this role you will assist operations, support systems for purchasing, vendor invoice processing, vendor payments, vendor management, expense report processing and related activities. You will be part of a team developing processes during the transition from the existing purchasing and accounts payable system to an integrated procure-to-pay operation.  
This role is based in our Rockville, Maryland corporate office and is eligible to work remotely 2 days per week. 
Job Responsibilities:    
•    Ensure accurate, timely, complete, and compliant processing of all related transactions including compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).  
•    Maintain an adequate system of accounting records and controls for relevant areas.  
•    Support closing and reporting requirements including 1099 reporting, audit requests and escheatment. 
•    Process employees expense reports, verifying project coding and obtaining approvals. 
•    Reconcile and allocate monthly corporate credit card statement transactions.  
•    Resolving payables-related issues with internal and external stakeholders.  
•    Prioritizing multiple deliverables in a time sensitive manner with accuracy, using excellent organizational skills. 
•    Ad hoc duties as needed.  

Basic Qualifications:    
•    Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field with 0-2 years of accounts payable experience.  

Preferred Qualifications:  
•    Deltek Costpoint experience is preferred.  
•    2+ years of accounts payable working experience in high paced environment.  
•    Working knowledge of P2P process.  

Minimum Qualifications:   
•    Effective communication, analytical and organizational skills with superior attention to detail.
•    Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast paced and constantly evolving work environment. 

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • 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


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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.

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