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Project Manager — Fiscal Monitoring (Infrastructure)

United States (Remote)

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Job Summary:


The Vander Weele Group is looking for an exceptionally talented Project Manager with experience leading grant monitoring of construction projects in the public sector. Experience working with external government clients is essential to this role. We are looking to expand into construction monitoring, so this is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to develop what our construction practice will look like.


In the Project Manager role, you will manage client relationships and project deliverables for fiscal and compliance monitoring projects. We are a small company, so in addition to laying out project plans and hours, you will have a wide range of responsibilities, including performing compliance reviews to ensure sufficient internal controls are in place, completing complex risk assessments, managing staff assignments, reviewing client expenditures, or developing monitoring tools. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, emotional intelligence, and meticulous attention to detail with a keen understanding of statutes and regulations governing federal grants.


This position may require up to 25% travel.


Job Duties:


  • Identifies the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project.

  • Plans accurate resource allocation and ensures resources are appropriately applied against project goals.

  • Manages project team according to each team member's strengths and development areas.

  • Ensures that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project.

  • Reviews the quality of the work completed with the project team regularly to ensure it meets project standards.

  • Creates a quality control process that eliminates errors and ensures quality deliverables.

  • Ensures client deliverables are delivered on time, on budget, and free from errors in content, grammar, spelling, or punctuation.

  • Tests processes and internal controls to verify practices are in place to ensure compliance.

  • Samples and reviews expense reimbursements for equipment, supplies, and personnel to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and established guidelines.

  • Drafts recommendations and reports to summarize testing and findings and ensure that required reports are submitted as per project requirements.

  • Ensures that staff paid from grant funds are properly certified and that their documented duties align with the grant from which the funds were expended.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Internal Audit, or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred.

  • 3 – 5 years of experience managing external government clients.

  • 3 – 5 years of experience managing grants-related projects of various sizes.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience performing audits (internal or external), compliance, or regulatory review work. 

  • Experience working with construction projects, ideally in the grants space.

  • Experience managing staff assignments and identifying staff development needs.

  • Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

  • Experience working with various sampling methodologies.

  • Experience conducting a variety of risk assessments.

  • Experience producing written recommendations based on testing results and experience coordinating with management to implement reasonable solutions which improve oversight and internal controls.

  • The ability to prioritize and work on multiple sequential processes seamlessly.

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