Grant Accountant

  • location: Derwood, MD
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $70,000 - $80,000 per year
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Grant Accountant

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Currently seeking an experienced Grant Accountant for an established and growing non-profit organization in the DC Metro area!

location: Derwood, Maryland
job type: Permanent
salary: $70,000 - 80,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 3 Years
  • Ensure that all financial activities involving grant funds (federal and non-federal) awarded are accounted for in compliance with rules and regulations (GAAP, 2 CFR, OMB circulars, grantor and/or agency specifies requirements, and company accounting policies and procedures)
  • Facilitate subgrantees financial monitoring (collection, review and processing of financial reports from subgrantees; on-site and desktop monitoring) and ensure subgrantees compliance with rules and regulations
  • Accounting for grant related expenses, and preparations of required reports
  • Build a close working relationship and act as a primary financial contact for program managers and subgrantees
  • Develop a thorough understanding of awarding agencies guidelines and regulations; maintain grasp of changing guidelines
  • Prepare all federal and funder required financial reporting and supporting schedules (quarterly/semi-annually/annually) per award agreements. (SF 425, FFR 9130)
  • Assist with preparation of grant budgets, spending plans, budget modifications, subgrantees' contractual agreements and amendments
  • Produce projections, calculations, and templates for organization and subgrantees
  • Maintain financial reporting schedule and ensure timely reporting in coordination with program managers and subgrantees; prepare monthly drawdown packages (subgrantees/agency billings); process monthly subgrantees disbursements
  • Support and provide technical assistance to subgrantees but firmly enforce compliance
  • Participate in monthly monitoring calls providing assistance to the program managers with arms' length technical assistance to subgrantees on budgeting, spending plans, reporting and compliance
  • Plan, schedule, coordinate , and conduct on-site and desk top financial monitoring visits; produce formal written site visit reports within 10 business days
  • Follow through with subgrantees on findings and recommendations
  • Prepare schedules and work with external auditors during audits (OMB A-133, OIG)
  • Work closely with all involved teams (Accounting, Mission Advancement, IT) tasked with the development and implementation of the enterprise management information system
  • Work with Resource Development Team to review budgets
  • Review of journal entries prepared by grant accountants
  • Bachelor's degree with major in accounting or minor in accounting with professional accounting experience
  • CPA or Grants Management Certification is a plus
  • Three or more years of progressive accounting experience in a professional capacity
  • Two or more years of project monitoring and/or grant management experience
  • Working knowledge of workforce development programs and common practices is a plus
  • Prior experience working at a non-profit organization is desirable
  • Thorough understanding of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP), budgeting principles and practices as they apply to nonprofit organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of government grant regulations (2 CFR; OMB Circulars A-110, A- 122, A-133)
  • Ability to research federal regulations and accounting guidelines
  • Superior ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing with various levels of personnel
  • Refined ability to work independently, meet multiple deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Superior working knowledge of spreadsheet and word applications, along with ability to apply financial analysis techniques and implement solutions
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems from an accounting perspective, identify and propose solutions
  • Ability and experience in using database accounting systems and applications
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Ability to use discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to independently perform site visits
  • Ability and willingness to adjust to frequently changing fast paced environment
  • Qualified candidates can contact for more details
skills: Grant Accounting
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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