Government Compliance and Internal Control Accountant
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping
Finance, Economics, Banking
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R1852
RAND is seeking a Government Compliance and Internal Control Accountant, II for a hybrid role to perform government compliance and internal control duties to support the Finance & Accounting department.
Government compliance provides professional, administrative, and technical financial support to the Finance & Accounting department and ensures ongoing compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other government laws and regulations. This role also supports high visibility external audits.
Internal control assists in annual risk assessment and planning process. This role conducts internal control reviews of financial procedures and cost accounting structure to ensure government regulations are followed. This role also conducts DCAA audit preparedness reviews to ensure RAND’s business systems such as: accounting, estimating, and purchasing systems follow the requirements of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
An ideal candidate must demonstrate the following essential skills:
Serve as a peer reviewer of RAND’s annual Incurred Cost Claim (ICC).
Collaborate with others on periodic updates of RAND’s Disclosure Statement (DS).
Assist internal teams in proper application and interpretation of CAS and FAR regulations.
Review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and best practices.
Assist the Regulatory team in supporting DCAA/other external high visibility audits, as needed.
Conduct walkthrough interviews with key business unit individuals to identify and document key process improvements and risk areas.
Participate in preparing annual internal control plan.
Prepare risk-based internal control review objectives, scope, and testing strategies.
Conduct assigned internal control reviews of various business systems and processes.
Ensure sound conclusions are reached for review objectives and appropriate summaries are prepared for management review.
Conduct and participate in special projects as needed.
Knowledge and Skills
Prior experience in evaluating financial and accounting practices pursuant to the FAR, DFARS, and CAS required.
Prior experience in supporting DCAA audits required.
Prior internal control review experience required.
Prior experience and advance knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word required.
Prior experience and general knowledge of accounting software required, and knowledge of Workday Financial Accounting software preferred.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve issues required.
Ability to manage effective internal/external client relationships and across the organization required.
Experience working in a government contracting or large nonprofit environment preferred.
BA/BS degree required – Finance or Accounting
Years of Experience
Three years of experience required. Six years preferred.
$71,000 - $105,400
RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate’s work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity.?The salary range includes base pay plus RAND’s sabbatic pay (which provides additional compensation above base pay when vacation is taken). In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.
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