About the Role
The Vander Weele Group is seeking an experienced Project Manager for grants monitoring engagements with government agencies. This position will manage fiscal and compliance monitoring initiatives and perform compliance reviews to ensure sufficient internal controls are in place to comply with Federal and State statutes, regulations, rules, grant agreements and procedures. Position may require travel within the United States.
Ideal candidate will have a finance degree, federal grants expertise, and experience in project management. Position requires strong writing skills and meticulous attention to detail with a keen understanding of statutes and regulations governing federal grants. Our mission is to provide oversight to programs serving vulnerable populations. We live and work with integrity, fairness, and a commitment to continuous improvement—and strive to hire individuals who do the same.
The Vander Weele Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Identifies the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project.
Accurately plans resource allocation and ensures resources are properly applied against project goals.
Manages project team according to the established policies and practices of the organization and manages staffing decisions.
Ensures that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project.
Executes the project according to the project plan.
Reviews the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets project standards.
Ensures client deliverables are delivered in a timely manner and free from errors in content, grammar, spelling, or punctuation.
Experience conducting a variety of risk assessments.
Test processes and internal controls to verify that practices are in place to ensure compliance.
Sample and review expense reimbursements for equipment, supplies and personnel to ensure they accord with laws, regulations, and established guidelines.
Draft recommendations and reports to summarize testing and findings and ensure that required reports are submitted as per project requirements.
Ensure that staff who are paid from grant funds are properly certified and that their documented duties align with the grant from which the funds were expended.
Ensure that appropriate actions are implemented to resolve past deficiencies in auditing or monitoring reviews.
Related duties, as required.
Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Internal Audit or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience. CPA and/or CIA is preferred.
3-5 years proven experience managing projects and using analytical and communicative skills, both written and oral.
A minimum of three years performing audits (internal or external), compliance, or regulatory review work.
Experience managing and developing staff.
Understanding of, and ability to discern between, allowable and unallowable expenditures and internal controls.
Experience producing written recommendations based on testing results and experience coordinating with management to implement reasonable solutions which improve oversight and internal controls.
Painstaking attention to detail, accuracy in written work (including in spelling, font specifications, and formatting), and conscientiousness in submission and review of all work.
The ability to work independently as well as in a team while meeting time and budget standards.
Strong motivation and self-efficacy with the ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines.
Professionalism, reliability, integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness in conjunction with a willingness to work together to resolve issues rather than avoid facing them.
The ability to prioritize and work on multiple sequential processes seamlessly.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).
Experience conducting external audit.
Experience working with various sampling methodologies.