Programs Accounting Specialist

National Council of Urban Indian Health
Washington, DC
Oct 21, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
Full Time
Program accounting specialistPosition Summary:The Program Accounting Specialist has diverse, hands-on experience in general nonprofit accounting and finance, grants and contracts. The Program Accounting Specialist is a member of the finance team who reports to the Finance Director. The Program Accounting Specialist is expected to understand overall departmental functions and provide support with general accounting, finance, grants, and contracts. The Program Accounting Specialist has knowledge and preparation of accounting and financial reporting related to nonprofit program requirements, and 2 CFR 200 Uniform Grant Guidance.Duties and Responsibilities:Provide support to:Work with internal staff to ensure accurate processing of all financial transactions submitted to the accounting/finance office.Assist with the implementation and transition from Quick Books to Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT.Responsible for various grant budget proposals including, but not limited to continuations, NCE's (No Cost Extensions), carryovers, and modifications.Assist with monitoring federal and private foundation program budgets. Compare actual expenditures to budget, making sure costs are reasonable, allowable, and applicable according to grant agreements.Assist with NCUIH's cost allocation plan, implementation of the cost allocation setup in Blackbaud, and updating and maintaining project funding and allocations in coordination with program directors and managers.Assist with implementing and maintaining strong internal financial controls and financial procedures.Assist with coordinating data between the accounting/finance system (transitioning current and historical data to Blackbaud), payroll system, and the grants management system (WizeHive).Assist with maintaining accurate and timely records in the accounting/finance systems.Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Generate, review, analyze and assist with communicating financial data that reflects performance against approved budgets.Perform ad hoc analysis and projects as requested.Assist with accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger accounting functions.Assist with preparing monthly reports and reconciliations, including cyclical compliance reports (ie, SF-425 reports, monthly billings).Assist with annual year-end process and provide external auditors with documentation and analyses in response to requests for financial information.Perform monthly/quarterly account reconciliations as assigned.Assist in closing the monthly and annual fiscal year end books, as needed.Maintain confidentiality of all financial data.In charge of special projects for the department.Perform other related duties as assigned and requiredRequirements and Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration is required.Minimum 3 years of relevant nonprofit work experience, preferably in nonprofit accounting, finance, or budgeting. Advanced degree may substitute for work experience.Strong working knowledge of the Uniform Guidance (OMB Super Circular 200).Knowledge of grants and financial reporting requirements.Demonstrated strong nonprofit accounting, finance, audit, budgetary, and analytical skills.Excellent organization teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.Excellent communication and analytical skills are essential.Ability to work independently within expressed parameters; completing regularly scheduled tasks and adherence to strict deadlines are essential.Must be adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and can manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.Previous experience with fund accounting software packages, and complex nonprofit budgets and programs.Must have knowledge and be highly proficient in Microsoft applications:Office 365MS OutlookMS WordMS ExcelMS PowerPointJob Type: Full-time/Part-time/Contract/Temporary

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