Grants Accountant

Employer
Northern Virginia Family Service
Location
Oakton, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
The Grants Accountant is responsible for the grants management partnership between Finance and assigned programs, accurate analysis and reporting for such grants, and performing financial responsibilities related to the monthly close. This incumbent will be responsible for accurate analysis and reporting for the Multicultural Center, Workforce Development and Child Placement programs. This position requires strong communication skills, ability to problem solve, and high attention to detail.Job duties include:Interpret and understand grant agreements and related regulationsAnalyze grant funded programs on an ongoing basis and determine how grant funds are spent; ensure compliance with grant agreements and related regulationsCultivate and maintain strong collaborative and working relationships with program management, program staff, and fundersConsult with program managers on all aspects of grants management, including monitoring and analyzing grants spending, compliance with grant requirements, identifying potential or existing issues, and recommending appropriate solutions; act as a liaison with program staff and fundersCommunicate effectively and problem solve with program staff by "speaking the language of the listener"Conduct quarterly and monthly meetings with program staff to review and discuss grant spending and issuesAnalyze accounts receivable and deferred revenue balances for assigned programs' on a monthly basis, including accurate recording of cash receipts and monthly contract revenuePrepare, or oversees preparation of, monthly/quarterly/periodic financial reports for assigned programs, including recording related revenue in Great PlainsAnalyze monthly multi-funded analyses and all records and schedules for assigned programs, including maintenance of grants databaseMaintain Temporarily Restricted Contributions for assigned programs and ensure that spending of such contributions is consistent with donor intentReview grants budgets prior to submission to funders and recommend needed changesPerform additional analysis and research as needed, per request of supervisor, program staff, or fundersPrepare year-end reconciliations and audit schedules in preparation for annual auditReconcile balance sheet accounts on a quarterly basis for assigned programs' accountsEducation and experience required:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field, or Associates' Degree in Accounting with additional accounting experienceMinimum two (2) years accounting work experience with Bachelor's Degree, four (4) years with Associates' DegreeNon-profit grants accounting experience preferredDemonstrated proficiency with Excel and Great Plains (or similar accounting system)Knowledge of general accounting principlesProficiency in Microsoft Office SuiteSuccessful completion of background checks required upon hireThis description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Northern Virginia Family Service is a private, non-profit human service organization with a $36 million annual budget, 450+ employees, 4,500 + volunteers, and offices located throughout northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our programs encompass eight core service areas: safe and stable housing, access to affordable health care, emergency services, workforce development, legal services, anti-hunger, and early childhood and youth development. Northern Virginia Family Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant. 'This is a full-time, benefitted position located in Oakton. The annual salary is in the mid-high 40's.If you are interested in applying for this position, please send salary requirements, a letter of intent, and updated resume.