Director, Cost Accounting

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jan 29, 2022
Jul 19, 2022
Full Time
Director, Cost Accounting The George Mason University Controller's Office is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced accountant to serve as our next Director of Cost Accounting. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Position Description: The Director of Cost Accounting is responsible for preparing the triennial federal Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost proposal, the biennial indirect cost submission to the state, and annual fringe benefit rate proposal, including related audits and rate agreement negotiations. The Director will also oversee the university's recharge policy and chair the recharge committee. The Director will contribute to policies and procedures, providing cost accounting expertise and advice to related university offices and processes while enhancing efficiency. The position is also responsible for maintaining books and accounting practices for the George Mason Research Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3) component unit of the university. Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience;Significant accounting experience (typically 5+) in a large, complex organization or a public accounting practice serving large, complex organizations;Extensive knowledge of cost accounting methods, including facilities and administrative rate procedures;Proven analytical skills to evaluate application of accounting principles, indirect cost allocation alternatives, and ability to synthesize results of analysis for an executive audience;Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain books and accounting practices for component organizations;Excellent written and oral communication skills, flexibility, attention to detail and ability to weigh costs and benefits of processes and controls;Demonstrated ability to present accounting concepts to non-financial audience, including executive briefings, board participation, and educational sessions with colleagues.Preferred Qualifications:CPA or Masters degree;Experience in large research university;Experience interacting with DCAA auditors in a university or government contractor setting;Experience interpreting and applying regulatory accounting standards, such as CASB, GASB, FASB OMB Uniform Guidance, FAR;Experience in public accounting serving governmental or not-for-profit organizations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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