Accounting Systems Manager
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.
Job Summary:Westat is seeking an experienced Accounting Systems manager for corporate accounting, payroll, and related systems supporting our Accounting department.
· Interface with the department managers to identify needs, prioritize them, specific requirements, and lead the development and implementation. · Lead a team of programmers, developers, and system administrators in their efforts to support Accounting and Contracts department. · When necessary, provide hands-on technical support to troubleshoot mission critical and highly time sensitive issues including off-hours and, occasionally, over the weekend.· Keep up with the technological changes that could impact business processes within the Accounting and Contracts department.· Define and maintain interfaces to other functional systems to improve the overall efficiencies across the company. Job Responsibilities:
Basic Qualifications:· A Bachelor's Degree and at least 10 years of relevant experience in business systems is required.· A relevant advanced degree may substitute for up to 2 years of experience.· Experience in systems management and defining, prioritizing, and developing solutions for business functions.· Oracle or SQL/Server database experience.
Preferred Qualifications· Extensive experience in Deltek Costpoint government contracting environment including installing, upgrading, and maintaining the application is highly preferred.
· Deep understanding of the Costpoint database structure and ability to troubleshoot issues by querying the database is a major plus.· Expertise in SQL and in Oracle PL/SQL or T-SQL is preferred.
· Experience in at least one major web development technology (e.g. .Net, Java) is preferred.· Experience with at least one major business intelligence or reporting framework (e.g. Cognos) is preferred.Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; detail-oriented and work well in a team environment. Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law