Job Location:
Santa Monica, CA (Greater Los Angeles Area)

Job Type:


RAND is seeking a Senior Accountant to perform regulatory accounting duties to support the Regulatory Reporting Team of the Finance and Accounting Department. This role provides professional, administrative, and technical financial support to the Finance & Accounting Department and ensures ongoing compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other government laws and regulations.

An ideal candidate must demonstrate the following essential skills.

  • Support RAND’s filing of the Incurred Cost Claim (ICC) (and the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s (DCAA) audit of the ICC submission, including responding to Requests for Information (RFI) (by organizing supporting documentations, extracting accounting system information, preparing working files/support, performing data analysis, responding to follow-up questions, and conducting walkthroughs as needed.

  • Support Uniform Guidance, Benefit Plan, and other audits, including but not limited to coordinating documentation requests, populating the Schedule of Expenditure of Federal Awards, preparing report with sensitive data, and drafting other complex schedules.

  • Preparing RAND’s Postretirement Plan financial statements.

  • Assist in the development of new reports and serve as the first reviewer as needed.

  • Backup to the Regulatory Staff as needed

  • Collaborate with others on periodic updates of RAND’s DCAA disclosure statement. 

  • Routinely review accounting and regulatory literature and effectively communicate conclusions to Management, both orally and in written form (accounting memo).

  • Proactively monitoring emerging GAAP, FAR and CAS pronouncements and updates, advise Management on related accounting and potential business implications.

  • Conduct and participate in special projects as needed.

  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and best practices. 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve issues required.

  • Specialized knowledge of functional area and/or government regulations preferred.

  • Able to manage effective internal/external client relationships and across the organization required.

  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit accounting and GAAP required.

  • Experience in evaluating charging practices pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards preferred.

  • Experience working in a government contracting or large nonprofit environment preferred.

  • Advance Excel, and knowledge of Workday Financials Accounting software required.


BA/BS degree required – Finance or Accounting

Working towards CPA / MBA plus

Years of Experience

Three years of experience required.

Six years preferred.


Santa Monica – This is a hybrid position.

Salary Range

$71,000 – $103,100

RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate’s work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity. The salary range includes base pay plus RAND’s sabbatic pay (which provides additional compensation above base pay when vacation is taken). In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.   

Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet