Grant Accountant

Employer
Randstad USA
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Currently seeking an experienced Grant Accountant for an established and growing non-profit organization in the DC Metro area! Responsibilities: 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 regulationsAccounting for grant related expenses, and preparations of required reportsBuild a close working relationship and act as a primary financial contact for program managers and subgranteesDevelop a thorough understanding of awarding agencies guidelines and regulations (DOL, DOJ); maintain grasp of changing guidelinesPrepare 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 amendmentsProduce projections, calculations, and templates for organization and subgranteesMaintain financial reporting schedule and ensure timely reporting in coordination with program managers and subgrantees; prepare monthly drawdown packages (subgrantees/agency billings); process monthly subgrantees disbursementsSupport and provide technical assistance to subgrantees but firmly enforce complianceParticipate in monthly monitoring calls providing assistance to the program managers with arms' length technical assistance to subgrantees on budgeting, spending plans, reporting and compliancePlan, schedule, coordinate , and conduct on-site and desk top financial monitoring visits; produce formal written site visit reports within 10 business daysFollow through with subgrantees on findings and recommendationsPrepare 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 systemWork with Resource Development Team to review budgetsReview of journal entries prepared by grant accountantsQualifications: Bachelor's degree with major in accounting or minor in accounting with professional accounting experienceCPA or Grants Management Certification is a plusFive or more years of progressive accounting experience in a professional capacityTwo or more years of project monitoring and/or grant management experienceWorking knowledge of workforce development programs and common practices is a plusPrior experience working at a non-profit organization is desirableThorough understanding of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP), budgeting principles and practices as they apply to nonprofit organizationsThorough knowledge of government grant regulations (2 CFR; OMB Circulars A-110, A- 122, A-133)Ability to research federal regulations and accounting guidelinesSuperior ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing with various levels of personnelRefined ability to work independently, meet multiple deadlines and prioritize workloadSuperior working knowledge of spreadsheet and word applications, along with ability to apply financial analysis techniques and implement solutionsAbility to recognize and analyze problems from an accounting perspective, identify and propose solutionsAbility and experience in using database accounting systems and applicationsAdvanced presentation skillsAbility to use discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential informationAbility to independently perform site visitsAbility and willingness to adjust to frequently changing fast paced environment