Corporate Controller

Rockville , MD
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 21, 2021
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.

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.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible 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


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

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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