Grants Accountant

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Position Summary:

The Grants Accountant is a position within the Department of Finance. Under the direction of the Controller, this position is responsible for the accounting and financial service functions for programs funded by grants, and restricted donations, manage sub grants, contracts, MOUs and reconcile grant payables and receivables. In addition, the Grants Accountant will prepare month end entries related to all grants, perform general bookkeeping duties as needed, and assist with month and year end close processes. The position will accomplish this function by performing a wide range of financial and accounting duties and by working closely with the budget analyst and development department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate the centralized accounting and financial reporting for all grants.
  • Preparation of monthly closing entries for grant revenue and expenditure, including internal allocations of fringe benefits and indirect costs.
  • Work with budget analyst and staff accountant to analyze month-end grant balances and propose correcting entries where needed.
  • Work with budget analyst and program directors to estimate carry over of funds from one year to the next.
  • Develops positive working relationships with program directors and development department to foster a collaborative environment for grant oversight and reporting
  • Assist budget analyst in the preparation of all financial reports as per the terms and conditions of the grants and submission thereof.
  • Compiles year-end reports, work papers and analysis necessary to ascertain year end carry forward funds and prepare year-end schedules for annual auditors to complete the yearly audit.
  • Setup and track sub grants, contracts, and MOUs and coordinate timely  payments with AP Coordinator .
  • Prepare journal entries related to grant expenditure and revenue, assigns account codes and monitors charges for reasonableness and compliance with district policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as directed

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in accounting/finance in a not-for-profit environment
  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, in particular)
  • Proficient in MS GP or other ERP accounting software
  • Strong communications skills and interpersonal skills; high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate complex accounting and grant information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to program directors
  • Experience in project accounting and/or grant reporting and budget development

Reports to:  Controller

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The salary band for this role is $65,000 – $75,000.

To Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities to: [email protected] with Grants Accountant in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered.  We are looking to fill this position immediately.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age or disability.

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