Accountant/Accounting Analyst (Remote Eligible)

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Posted 13 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Position Description : Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee-owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience the financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here. Mathematica is seeking an Accountant to work in our Princeton, NJ office location to assist with the accounting and financial reporting for the company. As a government contractor, we are seeking an individual who is knowledgeable of not only GAAP but also FAR and CAS regulations. Responsibilities include a variety of accounting-related tasks involving account analysis, journal entries, process improvements, and reporting, including financial statements and account reconciliations. Responsibilities: Maintains the accelerated monthly close schedule in a timely manner Assists in preparing monthly organizational financial statements and performance reports; work closely with auditors Monitors the financial statements against the budget, explaining variances, and assists with updating monthly forecasts Prepares general ledger account reconciliation and analysis and resolves discrepancies monthly, quarterly, annually. Creates and imports journal entries; saves appropriate backup for auditors Seeks automation for reporting, account reconciliations, and journal entries. Monthly trial balance review, interpret and present the analysis of general ledger accounts and discuss results at monthly meetings to management. Preparation of accruals and amortization of prepaid expenses; seeks to automate Presents financial results and analysis to management. Acts as a business partner to operations and administration. Assists with analysis and maintenance of indirect cost pools. Record and provide analysis of intercompany transactions including our international subsidiary. Preparation of audit supporting documents and schedules; interaction with external audit teams both CPA firms and government agencies. Assist project teams with financial analysis on staffing and cost structures. Responds to inquiries and questions from staff and management Provide guidance and assistance to interns Additional duties may be assigned as needed and providing ad-hoc reports to management Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity, and inclusion lens across job responsibilities. Position Requirements : Functional Knowledge (Preferred): Experience working with Microsoft Office, with strong proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel including pivot tables and V-lookups Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Costing Accounting Standards (CAS) Experience working with Deltek Costpoint Education minimum requirement: A BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements. Years of Relevant Experience: At least 0 - 4 years Available locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Woodlawn, MD; Seattle, WA; Remote This position offers an anticipated annual base salary of $50,000 - $60,000. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on a project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.