Reports to: Manager, Contract Accounting & Compliance
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking a Financial Compliance Specialist interested in working within a changing environment to provide support of the Finance Department’s initiatives. We seek candidates who have an entrepreneurial spirit and can respond to changing priorities in a flexible, professional, and positive manner.
The Financial Compliance Specialist is a member of the Contract Accounting and Compliance team. The Financial Compliance Specialist is involved in all activities associated with the compliance review program to include: communicating with awardees about their review; conducting portfolio risk assessments; performing contract desk reviews and site visits; preparing field work summaries and reviewing reports for management; maintaining compliance-related records and preparing internal briefing memos related to compliance adherence, risk, and risk mitigation. The primary responsibility of the Financial Compliance Specialist is to provide an assessment, review and report that is specific to the awardee’s compliance with the financial terms and conditions of the executed contract.
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Strong project management and coordination skills
Working knowledge of Federal Regulations and OMB Circulars
Excellent editing, oral presentation and written communications skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially advanced Excel and PowerPoint
Excellent quantitative and analytic skills and strong interpersonal and influence skills
Critical and logical thinker with excellent follow through abilities
Well organized, with attention to details, accuracy and deadlines, and able to set priorities and work with a minimum of supervision
Team oriented, customer service driven, and flexible to changing requirements, deadlines and processes
Judgment, discretion, integrity, and ability to work collaboratively across teams
Ability to interpret scenarios and then correctly apply appropriate rules and regulations
Excellent data entry and management skills, to include use of accounting systems and other databases
3-6 years of university/nonprofit auditing experience and knowledge of federal grant & contract management required
Experience supporting sponsored projects and federal grants with government contractor in accounting or auditing capacity
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. Master’s Degree in Accounting or Certified Project Manager preferred
Certified Public Accountant highly desirable
Familiarity with project management concepts, tools, risk assessments
Internal audit or grants and contracts compliance audit experience required
Experience with Salesforce or other grants management software preferred
About Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PCORI is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best-available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make better-informed health and healthcare decisions.
PCORI’s research, which is guided by input from stakeholders across the healthcare community, is intended to give patients and those who care for them with a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
PCORI is committed to improving health by substantially increasing the quantity, quality, and timeliness of useful, trustworthy information available to support health decisions; speeding the implementation of patient-centered knowledge into practice; and influencing clinical and health care research funded by others to be more patient-centered.
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