Compliance Specialist

Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania
Oct 12, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time

Careers at the Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University

WE Are…

The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas. As a DoD-designated, U.S. Navy UARC (University Affiliated Research Center), ARL maintains a long-term strategic relationship with the U.S. Navy and provides support for other services. We are searching for a Compliance Specialist to support our audit and compliance functions.

WE Offer…

Employment at ARL includes many benefits and rewards, including:

• Professional Development

• Career Advancement Opportunities

• 75% Tuition Discount for you and your family

• Safe and Diverse Community

• College Sporting Event Mecca

• World-Class Entertainment Facilities and Events

• Cultural Events

• Good Public Education System

• Activities for All Stages of your Life

What YOU Will Do…

Responsibilities include: Assist in the interface of internal and government audit reviews, log and compile audit documentation and coordinate audit response, maintain schedule of audit requests, the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) response, and follow-up of outstanding issues, facilitate on-site internal and government audits, and provide status updates; assist in the preparation and submission of ARL incurred cost submissions and rate proposals in accordance with the Uniform Guidance and Cost Accounting Standards; track compliance with ARL training modules, report compliance/non-compliance, and collaborate with ARL Information Technology to improve internal training compliance reports; assist with the creation and maintenance of policies and procedures, act as a non-bias party and adjudicator to help ensure compliance with ARL and University policies and procedures and Uniform Guidance regulations; and prepare monthly audit and compliance reports.

What YOU Need to be Successful…

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

Preferred experience/skills:

• Audit and compliance experience

• Exposure to Case Ware

Required experience/skills:

• A background in a federal contract environment

• Comfort working individually, as well as in a team environment

• Excellent interpersonal skills, to include verbal and written communication skills

You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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