J. Craig Venter Institute 5 reviews - Rockville, MD

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Rockville, Maryland


Full Time

Job Responsibilities

JCVI is currently seeking a Controller. The Controller is responsible for coordinating monthly and year end closing processes, performing internal audits, maintaining fiscal records and preparing financing statements. This position reports to our CFO and works collaboratively with the Sr. Manager for Institute Budget Planning and Analysis and the Director, Sponsored Projects.

The Controller manages general accounting, property accounting and internal auditing for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external financial statements, monthly job reports and annual audits. This position is responsible for reviewing the financial statements and supporting schedules and showing progress against budget. Additionally, the position will review and develop accounting policies and procedures which verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data to ensure compliance with regulations and the accurate classification of data. The Controller is the primary point of contact for the independent auditors and outside accountants, working closely with accountants in the preparation of the annual tax returns as well. This position will take primary responsibility for the management of the ERP solution in addition to the management of cash, fixed assets, and grants and accounts receivable.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA required. Minimum of eight to ten years’ experience performing similar duties. Supervisory experience required. Experience working with grants and contracts as well as knowledge of OMB A-122 and A-133 Circulars highly desirable. Experience with Deltek Costpoint and Cognos a plus. Strong understanding of job cost accounting, cost pools and indirect rate calculations necessary. Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be an independent thinker and analytical problem solver.

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