Internal Controls Analyst ( FAR/CAS) - Remote

Rockville , MD
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 24, 2023
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 for an Internal Controls Analyst, reporting to the Internal Controls Manager.
You will serve in a public facing role. Your responsibilities will include liaising with external audit agencies on behalf of the company. You will work closely with process owners in satisfying the audit requirements and standardizing audit support across the Finance organization. It is important to have a strong understanding of government regulations and ability to explain FAR/CAS in layman's terms to internal process owners to ensure compliance.

This is a remote position within the US with core hours of 10am-3pm EST.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Speak on behalf of Westat to explain company's compliance with FAR/CAS
  • Work closely with process owners to support external audit engagements
  • Standardize external audit engagement packages by process
  • Corrective action plan tracking and monitoring

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business
  • 5-8 Years of Government Contractor Experience
  • Prior work experience in a client facing environment, liaising with external auditors.
  • Presentation and public speaking experience with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) experience and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior liaising experience
  • Experience working in a mid-to-large organization
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Teams.

Minimum Qualifications:  
  • Demonstrated communication skills 
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
  • Detail Oriented
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, teams, and SharePoint.

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

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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