Senior Grants Accountant

Silver Spring, Maryland-Silver Spring
Nov 05, 2020
Dec 10, 2020
Full Time
The Senior Grants Accountant is responsible for the post-award financial management for a portfolio of sponsored programs awarded to both CRI and CNMC. Duties include, but not limited to, preparation of invoicing and various financial reports (e.g., FSR, SF 272, cash requests), account review and analysis, preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, expenditure monitoring, compliance with institutional and federal regulations, and interaction with Principal Investigators and Office of Sponsored Programs to accomplish tasks. The Senior Grants Accountant will work independently and has extensive knowledge of the applicable OMB Circulars and other Federal regulations pertinent to grants and contracts accounting. The Senior Grants Accountant will perform grant closeout, labor distribution changes and communicate with internal partners and external sponsors. The Senior Grants Accountant's portfolio is complex in nature and will usually include program projects, cooperative agreements, complex contractual agreements, training grants and research grants.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree, Accounting or related field. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
3 years, Grants accounting. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. knowledge of the grants accounting processes, procedures and financial controls for a not-for-profit organization.
Knowledge, experience and familiarity with federal compliance standards.
Knowledge of financial analysis techniques.
Thorough understanding of automated general ledger systems including the interfaces between the general ledger and subsystems.
Advanced skills in spreadsheets, databases and flexible report writing software.
Ability to manage and understand data.
Motivated and intuitive thinker.
Extensive knowledge of the applicable OMB Circulars and Federal regulations pertinent to grants and contracts accounting.

Functional Accountabilities

Financial Reporting and Invoicing
1. Regularly review financial reports with Grants and Contracts personnel to ensure proper recording of revenues and expenses within each grant.
2. Independently address management needs for financial information through routine or ad hoc financial reports and analysis.
3. Work independently to prepare accurate invoices for timely submission to sponsors.
4. Work independently to prepare accurate financial reports for timely submission to sponsors.
5. Provide Grants and Contracts Accounting management with expense detail reports that support recommended drawdown amounts.
6. Because the portfolio is complex in nature, prepare supplemental documentation to be used in the preparation of accurate financial reporting and invoicing.

Financial Analysis
1. Independently perform a variety of financial analyses as required by internal and external constituencies.
2. Using various analytical techniques identify and correct errors or misstatements in financial information, independently.
3. Independently identify and explain significant trends or deviations in financial information.
4. Independently, monitor the deferral/receivable reports and work with Grants and Contracts to manage the flow of funds.
5. Prepare financial analysis documentation to be used to determine the financial state of CRI.
6. Take on special projects to assist with the financial management of the CRI grants and contracts portfolio.

1. Independently, stay abreast of all applicable OMB Circulars and Federal regulations.
2. Prepare and provide training to colleagues on any changes in the applicable laws and regulations.
3. Examine all costs to ensure they are allocable, allowable and reasonable.

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
A-133 Audit
1. Independently compile information requested for the A-133 audit.
2. Reconcile the accounts for information requested for the A-133 audit.

Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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