Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, an established Not for Profit/Government Contractor based in Arlington, VA seeks to hire a Hands on Controller to join its team. The Controller’s activities will be centered on the day to day Accounting Operations and will require working independently in a fast-paced environment. The Controller will work closely with the Executive Team and reports directly to the CEO and Chairman of the Board.
• Manage daily operations of the Finance Department and staff
• Oversee and manage all general ledger activity
• Oversee time and expense entries in Deltek T&E
• Payroll processing using ADP with Deltek interface
• Manage billing and accounts receivable, accounts payable, disbursements, and general accounting functions in Deltek Costpoint 7.1
• Maintenance of appropriate audit trails; complying with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Assist with bid and proposal preparation and submission
• Assist in the preparation of the DCAA annual incurred cost rate proposal
• Arrange and prepare for annual Financial audit
• Other duties, assignments and responsibilities to be determined by the CEO and other Corporate Officers
• Mastery of Deltek Costpoint 7.1. Current experience is essential
• 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management
• Certified Public Accountant
• 10+ years of progressive accounting experience with a Federal government contractor, including experience with T&M, cost plus and firm fixed price contracts
• Minimum 2 years of experience with Deltek Costpoint 7.1, T&E and COGNOS reporting
• Ability to troubleshoot items such as cost pool setup, revenue calculations, and billing calculations, etc.
• Coordinate and ensure the appropriate level of Deltek training for all employees. Will be required to train employees as needed
• Very good communication and interpersonal skills, including effective and tactful verbal and written communication
• Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook
Applicant selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
• Competitive salary
• Excellent benefits including health, dental, 403(b), life, etc.
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a highly qualified technical PhD interested translating science and technology into policy. The selected candidate is expected to read and assess technical literature, write technical material for a non-technical audience and provide policy recommendations based on thoughtful analysis of science and technology. As a part of our team, the candidate should possess the ability to research related topics and create consolidated material to present to the team and customers, identify trends in science and technology, conduct operational and technical analyses. Candidates will develop strategy and perform organizational planning for customers. This position requires hours of reading, lots of writing, and deep thinking about the impact of science and technology on society.
The selected candidate will be working in a creative, fast-paced environment, interacting with scientists and political scientists alike from various technical and non-technical backgrounds. The position involves team-oriented execution of time-dependent projects and research. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be organized with data collection, meeting presentations, and written material. Performs other duties as required and assigned.
- Technical PhD with 0-2 years experience.
- Works well in teams and individually on projects, papers, and products.
- Proficiency in MS office products
- High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to effectively interact with an interdisciplinary team.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.
Proposal and Contracts Specialist
The Proposal and Contracts Specialist will have the responsibility of coordinating all phases of the company’s proposal process in response to U.S. government and commercial requests for proposals (RFPs). The ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to teamwork, and detailed follow-through will be the key to success in this role. This position will also be responsible for Contract Administration and recordkeeping. This position reports to the Executive Vice President.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is currently inviting applications for appointment as a Potomac Institute CReST Fellow for 2017.
The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) is composed of members and Fellows devoted to the study of revolutionary scientific developments of today and the future, and, even more importantly, the potential impact of these developments on society and policy. Members of the center form an elite team that strives to achieve advanced levels of understanding and performance in the analysis of science and technology and the associated issues confronting society. CReST addresses complex problems with creative, revolutionary solutions regarding how science and technology will change our world, engendering thought, discussion, and publications on how science and technology can be used to serve the needs of societies of the future.