The Accountant position supports the mission with responsibility for fiscal elements of Wright State Applied Research Corporation and Wright State Research Institute. Reporting to the Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) CFO, the Accountant position is necessary to the maintenance, on-going development, and compliance of WSARC's and WSRI's financial policy and direction. This position is necessary to ensure compliance of all financial administration and risk management, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Strengthen fiscal administration and reporting and lead WSARC/WSRI fiscal affairs including fiscal controls, compliance. Provide and enhance fiscal compliance, lead and oversee organization's audit responses to state auditor, as well as federal audit agencies and cognizant program office. Implement solutions to any findings in audits of the WSARC or WSRI. Provide the interface with WSU fiscal leadership and infrastructure and ensure that as a component unit of WSU, WSARC produces all required fiscal details to support various WSU reporting and audit needs on an as required basis. Provide monthly updates of the income statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, balance sheets, bank account balances as well as monthly revenue and expenses to the WSARC officers agreed to templates and formats, not later than 15 business days after the end of the month.
-BS in Accounting, Finance or equivalent -6 years of finance experience in government contracting (DOD) or research centered organizations plus degree described above – OR – 10 years of experience in government contracting (DOD) or research centered organizations in lieu of degree described above. -Demonstrated ability to evaluate financial data and make recommendations to the organization's leadership. -U.S. Citizenship required. -Demonstrated experience of successfully managing finance accounting, budgeting, control, audit, compliance and reporting within a complex financial environment. -Demonstrated expertise in working with grants, contracts, MOUs and similar legal instruments. -Experience overseeing compliance with financial management and reporting for Federal and State awards. -Strong hands-on knowledge of Costpoint Financial System Software and back-end data sets (tables).
-MBA. -CPA license. -5 years' experience in a supervisory role; demonstrated expertise as a hands-on manager with a strong commitment to developing team members; models integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment. -15 years of relevant professional experience in an accounting or audit function.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
50% Essential function: Financial and Operational Management and Compliance
Ensure financial transactions are consistent with all applicable WSARC and WSU guidelines, policies, and regulations.
Oversee and ensure that finance staff maintains financial records and systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, DCMA and complaint with all applicable OMB Circulars specifically including CFR220 and CFR 230 and Uniform Guidance Super Circular.
Lead and oversee WSARC Audit. Responsible for all audit responses to state auditor, as well as federal and state audit agencies.
Lead development and implementation of requisite policies and procedures to respond to changes in regulatory environment.
Review all formal finance-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
Responsible for various external reports such as DODICE, NSFHERD and State of Ohio RDCAP
40% Essential function: Fiscal Administration
Support CFO to lead WSARC/ WSRI fiscal affairs, including fiscal controls, budget development, compliance, and capitol request
Lead and oversee the preparation of fiscal reports/documentations, and metrics; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
Conduct financial modeling and risk analysis of WSARC and WSRI operations, potential investments and research portfolio.
Responsible for the organizational and financial management and training using the WSARC CostPoint system and reconciliation with WSU Banner systems as applicable.
Assist in development of Indirect Rates and the annual reporting and reconciliation of Incurred Cost Submission Cognitive Agency.
Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
Develop and implement strategies that result in a growing base of funds to support initiatives.
Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
This is a special contract position with continuation dependent on funding. Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply.
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