Controller

Employer
HireStrategy
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
HireStrategy is looking for a Controller for their client! Perform complex, high-level budget and forecasting analysis, accounting and financial management directly and through subordinates. Coordinate with program counterparts to maintain current information for sound analysis. Supervise accounting staff to ensure timely execution and recording of accounting transactions, management of accounts receivable and payable including appropriate liaison with vendors/customers, reconciliations of reports and statements, payroll reporting and reconciliation. Create meaningful and timely financial reports to managers and refine for continued relevance and utility. Lead preparation for and support internal and external audit. Manage relationships with auditors to ensure legal and contractual requirements are met. Maintain appropriate accounting and financial management system consistent with meeting National Science Foundation, Office of Management and Budget, and budgeting, accounting, financial management, project management, and reporting requirements. Perform quarterly reporting to sponsors using sponsor-designated tools and ensure compliance with grant/cooperative agreement terms & conditions. Prepare annual Indirect Cost Rate proposal and rate forecasts, and sensitivity analyses. Prepare monthly analysis of rate performance and monitor for achievement of proposed rates. Serve as in-house expert on the Financial Management System and provide training for financial and other staff in utilization of the accounting system. Maintain accurate allocation of "provisional" indirect cost rates (fringe, common facilities, G&A) against project direct costs, and for calculation and allocation of "final" indirect rates at the end of the fiscal year. Develop and communicate metrics for the operating performance of the support functions. Primary contact with banks. Manage corporate banking and administrative services such as grant and private accounts, loans, investments, cash management, wire transfers, foreign currency settlements, travel & expense cards, merchant account, taxes, etc. Other duties may be assigned as necessary for the successful operation of the business. Primary responsibility for record retention policy maintenance and all financial and corporate records except award and subaward monitoring. Certain responsibilities remain segregated between this position and the Director, Business Affairs and Staff Accountant to support financial control. This position may require travel or response to external events outside established working hours. To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Skills in applying accounting principles and practices in a project accounting environment. Team-oriented supervisory skills engaging all levels of accounting personnel. Successful collaborative problem resolution skills with a focus on balancing oversight and support. Strong oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of MS operating systems; Microsoft Office, internet, and web interfaces; and management/accounting utilities. Is expected to have expert knowledge in federal grant requirements including cost principles, procurement standards, charging practices, as well as working knowledge of award terms and conditions and award monitoring responsibilities. Experience working within or familiarity with guidelines of GAAP Experience in a government contracting or grant environment including project accounting. MS Dynamics (Solomon) or Great Plains experience. CPA or MBA required, preferably with Bachelors in Accounting or closely related field. Ten or more years of experience working in accounting and finance, with responsibility for strategic and operational leadership. Three years of team-oriented supervisory skills.