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Mathematica Senior Auditor (Remote Eligible) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 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 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:

The Internal Audit team is seeking a highly motivated Senior Auditor with experience leading audits and a knack for communicating technical accounting and audit terms in layman’s terms.  Must have the ability to handle multiple assignments at once and meet team deadlines. Able to work independently with limited supervision.

  • Supervise junior level staff and review their work ensuring quality deliverables
  • Provide coaching and timely feedback to junior level staff
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and stay current on developments in accounting and government compliance literature, including those specific to the Company
  • Lead operational, financial, and compliance audits in accordance with stated policies and procedures, government regulations, or laws
  • Assist in developing audit plans in accordance with company-identified risks and monitor internal controls in accordance with the COSO framework
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of key financial data and formulate conclusions for management’s consideration.
  • Design and execute compliance testing in accordance with the annual compliance testing schedule
  • Prepare high quality work papers and conclusion reports
  • Assist with the development of the annual risk assessment
  • Evaluate processes for key compliance controls and develop strategies to ensure appropriate and effective control testing
  • Assess the adequacy of remediation activities, monitor through completion, and escalate past-due items
  • Assist with other compliance-related projects and tasks as requested
  • Liaise with external auditors on financial statement, benefit, government contractor, and grant audits
  • Assist in preparation and submission of annual U.S. Census reports and annual insurance forms
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining D&B report on a current basis and conduct Dun & Bradstreet analyses
  • Work closely with other departments by arranging ongoing contact and assisting with the resolution of any identified findings or concerns
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed

    • Position Requirements*:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.

  • At least 4 years of audit and accounting experience and 1 year of supervisory experience A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
  • Applied working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting procedures
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel (including pivot tables and lookups), Outlook, PowerPoint; ability to illustrate important points through graphs
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Experience working with government contractors or agencies a bonus
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) a bonus
  • Knowledge of Deltek CostPoint system or other general ledger system, including running reports and data extraction a bonus

Please submit a cover letter and your resume. 

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or 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.

This position offers and anticipated annual base salary range of $72,000 - $95,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

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

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an 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 an 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.