Corporate Controller

MD - Rockville
Feb 27, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Analyst, Research
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.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a Corporate Controller reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. This individual will oversee and manage the day to day operations of the Westat Accounting Department, to include the timely and accurate production of financial reporting, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of internal controls.

Job Responsibilities:

· Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including optimizing controls and processes to achieve department's objectives. · Lead and oversee all general accounting functions, including the general ledger and financial close processes, cost accounting and accounting operations consisting of payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. · Ensure accurate and efficient transaction processing in compliance with the Westat's policies. Make recommendations with respect to automation or other opportunities to improve the effectiveness of the department. · Coordination and preparation of financial statements and management reports. · Establish and maintain documented policies and procedures, and internal control systems. · Manage, mentor and lead a team of varied experience and technical backgrounds.  Responsibilities include hiring, training, directing work and appraising performance. · Ensure accounting compliance under GAAP, CAS and FAR. · Coordinate activities of external auditors and preparation of required items. · Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

· A Bachelor's in Accounting and/or Finance is required. · 10 years of progressive and relevant accounting and supervisory experience is required. · Government contracting accounting experience is required. · Strong knowledge of GAAP, CAS and FAR. · Deltek Costpoint proficiency is required.
Candidates must have excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, with advanced working knowledge of Excel is essential.  CPA certification is strongly desired. 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.

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