Internal Controls Analyst (Project Management)- Remote

Rockville , MD
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 29, 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.

Job Description:
Westat has a new opportunity for an Internal Controls Analyst, reporting to the Internal Controls Manager. This role will be integral to our success with audit engagements by serving as the Project Manager working closely with internal and external stakeholders. The individual in this role will help to shape improvements around audit engagement effectiveness and efficiency by liaising with external audit agencies and internal process owners, identifying and implementing best practices, standardizing audit support material, promoting and monitoring adherence to quality standards. 

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

Job Responsibilities:
  • Project manage external audit engagements 
  • Provide guidance to process owners on issues or questions related to audit support 
  • Proactively keep key internal stakeholders informed of emerging trends, developments and practices affecting external audit engagement landscape
  • Assist in the development, analysis, and internal reporting of performance metrics for audit engagements

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field
  • 5-8 Years of related experience
  • Project management experience leading audits or special projects
  • Previous work experience in a client facing environment, liaising with external auditors.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) experience and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) experience
  • Experience working in a mid-to-large organization 

Other Required Qualifications:  
  • Demonstrated communication skills 
  • Attention to detail with organizational and time management skills
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
  • Detail Oriented
  • 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. Subject to plan requirements, 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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