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Summary

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, an established Not for Profit/Government Contractor based in Arlington, VA seeks to hire a Hands on Controller to join its team. The Controller’s activities will be centered on support of multiple government contracts and will require working independently in a fast-paced environment. The Controller will work closely with the Executive Team and reports directly to the CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Key Responsibilities

• Manage daily operations of the Finance Department and staff
• Oversee and manage all general ledger activity
• Oversee time and expense entries in Deltek T&E
• Payroll processing using ADP with Deltek interface
• Manage billing and accounts receivable, accounts payable and disbursements, fixed assets, and general accounting functions
• Maintenance of appropriate audit trails; complying with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Assist with bid and proposal preparation and submission
• Assist in the preparation of the annual incurred cost rate proposal
• Arrange and prepare for annual Financial audit
• Other duties, assignments and responsibilities to be determined by the CEO and other Corporate Officers

Required Qualifications

• 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management
• Certified Public Accountant
• 10+ years of progressive accounting experience with a Federal government contractor, including experience with T&M, cost plus and firm fixed price contracts
• 2 years of experience with Deltek Costpoint and COGNOS reporting
• Ability to troubleshoot items such as cost pool setup, revenue calculations, and billing calculations, etc.
• Cordinate and ensure the appropriate level of Deltek training for all employees
• Very good communication and interpersonal skills, including effective and tactful verbal and written communication
• Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook

Clearance

Applicant selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Benefits

• Competitive salary
• Excellent benefits including health, dental, 403(b), life, etc.

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Job Description: Receptionist

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant is a highly visible position at the Potomac Institute. The primary responsibility is to represent the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in a professional manner to our staff and clients. Ideal candidates will have at least a Bachelors degree and be professional, courteous, proactive, organized, have patience and a sense of humor. Candidates must be comfortable and skilled at interacting with a variety of people, including high level government officials. Ideal candidates will wish to pursue a career at the Institute by transitioning into research division and provide support to research programs and projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a professional, welcoming atmosphere that includes prompt and courteous greeting for visitors and staff at the office, on the phone, and by email. Welcome all visitors and delivery persons, determine nature of business and announce visitors to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitors visitor’s access and sign-in procedures for facility security purposes.
  • Responsible for reception desk during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, including a multiple phone line. (This includes one hour for lunch.)
  • Articulately and professionally answer incoming calls, screen as needed for executives, and transfer them to the appropriate personnel.
    • Retrieve messages from general mailbox and forward as needed.

    • Answer calls regarding the Institute, directions and other basic Institute information as requested.

    •  Handle press calls immediately and direct to the appropriate party.

    •  Screen marketing and sales calls.Provide general administrative support including processing mail and shipments, daily collection and distribution of mail, following and maintaining calendars, and updating general records and files.Order and track office supplies, stamps, postage, and FedEx.Ensure that break room and coffee machine are in order daily, and replenish supplies as needed. Coordinate building maintenance requests with onsite management staff.Assist with event planning, set-up and management, including maintaining master event calendar, collecting RSVPs, and ensuring proper equipment is in place for meetings and seminars. Help prepare executive correspondence and materials as needed.Other Administrative duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Provide general administrative support including processing mail and shipments, daily collection and distribution of mail, following and maintaining calendars, and updating general records and files.
  • Order and track office supplies, stamps, postage, and FedEx.Ensure that break room and coffee machine are in order daily, and replenish supplies as needed.
  • Coordinate building maintenance requests with onsite management staff.
  • Assist with event planning, set-up and management, including maintaining master event calendar, collecting RSVPs, and ensuring proper equipment is in place for meetings and seminars.
  • Help prepare executive correspondence and materials as needed.
  • Other Administrative duties and special projects as assigned.

 

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is seeking a highly qualified technical PhD interested translating science and technology into policy. The selected candidate is expected to read and assess technical literature, write technical material for a non-technical audience and provide policy recommendations based on thoughtful analysis of science and technology. As a part of our team, the candidate should possess the ability to research related topics and create consolidated material to present to the team and customers, identify trends in science and technology, conduct operational and technical analyses. Candidates will develop strategy and perform organizational planning for customers. This position requires hours of reading, lots of writing, and deep thinking about the impact of science and technology on society.

The selected candidate will be working in a creative, fast-paced environment, interacting with scientists and political scientists alike from various technical and non-technical backgrounds. The position involves team-oriented execution of time-dependent projects and research. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be organized with data collection, meeting presentations, and written material. Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Requirements:

  • Technical PhD with 0-2 years experience.
  • Works well in teams and individually on projects, papers, and products.
  • Proficiency in MS office products
  • High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with an interdisciplinary team.

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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Potomac Institute for Policy StudiesProposal and Contracts Specialist

The Proposal and Contracts Specialist will have the responsibility of coordinating all phases of the company’s proposal process in response to U.S. government and commercial requests for proposals (RFPs). The ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to teamwork, and detailed follow-through will be the key to success in this role. This position will also be responsible for Contract Administration and recordkeeping. This position reports to the Executive Vice President.

CReSTThe Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is currently inviting applications for appointment as a Potomac Institute CReST Fellow for the 2016-17 participation year.

The Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought (CReST) is composed of members and Fellows devoted to the study of revolutionary scientific developments of today and the future, and, even more importantly, the potential impact of these developments on society and policy. Members of the center form an elite team that strives to achieve advanced levels of understanding and performance in the analysis of science and technology and the associated issues confronting society. CReST addresses complex problems with creative, revolutionary solutions regarding how science and technology will change our world, engendering thought, discussion, and publications on how science and technology can be used to serve the needs of societies of the future.

Address

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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