grants accountant in washington

michael sosler, tatum executive services
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US$ 65,000 - US$ 85,000 per year
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washington, district of columbia
job category
Accounting & Auditing
job type
working hours
9 to 5
US$ 65,000 - US$ 85,000 per year
2 Years
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michael sosler, tatum executive services

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job summary:

Grants Accountant

A federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Grants Accountant. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The primary duties of the Grant Accountant are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of recorded federal financial grant activity, to provide internal analysis on the status of multi-year awards and produce timely required reporting for the federal government. These responsibilities are carried out by analyzing detailed federal award transactions (i.e. board-approved grant obligations, subsequent amendment and DE obligation activity), monitoring cash drawdowns, as well as reporting to internal and external stakeholders on the results of these transactions. The position acts as a liaison to the Grants team, actively engaging in cross-functional working groups, and generally ensures effective communication flow between the Finance and Grants teams.

location: Washington, District Of Columbia
job type: Permanent
salary: $65,000 - 85,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 2 Years
  • Certifies that grants activity is properly recorded in the general ledger by reconciling to the grants management system's activities for the accounting period (e.g. obligations, cash/non-cash DE obligations, and supplements).
  • Ensures award receivables, grantee payables, and other related balance sheets accounts are accurately recorded and reconciled.
  • Performs daily cash drawdown requests prior to payment processing while collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team on cash requirements and ensures indirect cost cash settlements are timely drawn on federal awards.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for timely submission to U.S. Department of State (DOS) via the HHS Payment Management System: Quarterly Federal Cash Transaction Report (FCTRs), Quarterly and Final filings for Federal Financial Reports (FFRs), as well as interim and final award closeout reports as applicable.
  • Monitors the close out of grants and is responsible for the closeout of the USG-funded awards. Reviews and validates the integrity of the related balances on quarterly and fiscal year basis, as well as for the award life cycle.
  • Produces timely and accurate internal financial schedules analysis for management to enable sound decision-making.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Manager, Financial Analysis to provide an annual resource schedule for Grantmaking Funds Available with interim updates prior to each Program planning cycle.
  • Supports the year-end financial and Single Audit by preparing required schedules, and further assists with related audit inquiries.
  • Acts as the daily point of contact between the Finance and Grantmaking departments, and as a general resource for questions from non-finance personnel with regards to policies, procedures, and federal compliance.
  • Supports the Finance Team on responding to ad hoc queries from DOS.
  • Acts as a backup for verifying grant disbursement requests are properly authorized and accurately recorded.
  • Participates on various cross-sectional working groups to provide Finance input on changes in systems, processes and procedures, etc. while ensuring Finance leadership stays informed of any significant issues.
  • Leads continuous process improvement by developing and implementing improvements in policies and procedures for the daily, monthly and year-end grants accounting activities, related capture and reporting, and cash management.
  • Serves as a mentor to other members of the extended Finance team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelors' degree in Accounting or Finance required (CPA a plus, but not required).
  • 2+ years work experience related to federal grants accounting regulations and compliance, including award and subaward monitoring and management. Equivalent audit experience will also be considered.
  • Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, nonprofit accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
  • Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products. Must have experience managing large data sets (creating pivot tables, using lookups and advanced formulas).

This position is currently working remotely but plans on moving to a hybrid schedule in Jan 2022. The position sits in Wash DC.

Salary is $65,000 - 85,000 per year.

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