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Senior Manager, Internal Audit, Government Compliance and Tax

Job ID 2157

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. 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 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. Read more about our benefits here:

Mathematica’s Accounting and Finance team is seeking a Senior Manager of Internal Audit, Government Compliance and Tax. This position can be remote, or can work hybrid or full time in  our Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Ann Arbor, Michigan; or Cambridge, Massachusetts office locations. The selected candidate will work closely with the Senior Director of Internal Audit, Government Compliance & Tax to prepare and analyze key financial data relating to the company’s operational performance; liaison with external auditors, lead and conduct a variety of internal audits in accordance with an annual audit plan to ensure the integrity of internal financial operating and reporting systems; and provide expertise to management regarding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

Responsibilities include: 

  • Supervise and mentor employees in the performance of their job duties
  • Lead preparation of annual incurred cost submission
  • Liaison with external auditors on financial statement and government contractor audits
  • Perform ESG Analysis and Reporting
  • Lead and perform operational, financial, and compliance audits in accordance with stated policies and procedures, government regulations, or laws.
  • Lead cross-functional teams as required to modify and/or implement new systems, processes and/or procedures
  • Lead creation and/or modification of operational and financial policies and procedures
  • Assist in developing audit plans in accordance with company identified risks and monitor internal controls in accordance with the COSO framework
  • Work with Senior Director on provisional rate requests, and any CASB Disclosure Statement revisions. Support the audit of these submissions
  • Lead preparation and analysis of key financial data relating to operational performance, such as financial statement ratios, lease purchase decisions, credit arrangements and covenants, ownership structure, contract backlog, competitor information, and performance of operating departments.  Present initial conclusions to Senior Director.
  • Lead and conduct internal audits of financial systems, taxes, government contract compliance, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act requirements.
  • Lead, perform and supervise contract cost audits for compliance with existing contract terms and conditions.
  • Work with Senior Director to coordinate the efforts with our external financial and government auditors. Research, summarize, model and brief management of Financial Accounting Standards Board changes and new accounting pronouncements, as well as changes to the FAR and CAS.
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining our D&B report on a current basis and respond to requests from other areas of the company to conduct Dun & Bradstreet analyses.
  • Help develop web-based training programs on administrative policies or internal control requirements. 
  • Make recommendations to Senior Director and stakeholders for updates to accounting and internal control compliance policies as required through leading preparation of draft updates. 
  • Lead and conduct systems reviews and recommend economy and efficiency improvements.
  • Support pricing team on proposal efforts. 
  • Support the Accounting and Finance department with guidance and consultation on GAAP, FAR and IRS Tax issues and question. 
  • Support corporate acquisition initiatives and be an active member of the due diligence and integration teams. 
  • Assist in preparation and submission of annual U.S. Census reports.
  • Assist as required the modeling of impacts for all future acquisitions and the impact on the company and our stock value. 
  • Work with Senior Director on preparation and submission of annual compliance reports to our Profit Sharing and ESOP record keeper as required. 
  • Assist with the monitoring and modeling of tax change impacts and coordinate with the Senior Director and senior management. 
  • Assist in the evaluation of the purchasing and subcontracting functions for compliance with government requirements for a compliant purchasing system. 
  • Work with the Senior Director to monitor the accounting system for changes and compliance with government requirements for a compliant accounting system.
  • Assist in the review of the business development proposal function for application of costs and rates on contract solicitations. Monitor for compliance with government estimating system requirements.

Position Requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. CPA, CIA, CISA and/or MBA desirable. 
  • Have a minimum of eight years of relevant experience, of which at least one was spent in a public accounting environment or five years in a financial accounting position within a corporate environment; or prior DCAA audit or individual role in a government contracting environment with an emphasis on government compliance and/or finance and accounting with increasing levels of responsibility. 
  • Knowledge of IRS tax code.
  • Accuracy, strong organizations skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite products; EXCEL, Word, ACCESS, PowerPoint.
  • Experience with financial systems with project accounting software such as Deltek CostPoint.
  • Expert Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Expert Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Experience leading and conducting internal audits in accordance with the COSO framework.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Confidence in ability to present to management and the audit committee.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others.
  • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work independently for long periods of time.
  • Willingness to travel to other locations as necessary.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $100,000-$145,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Available locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Remote


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.

At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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