Grant Accountant

Location: New York, New York
Salary: $33 - $42/hr

About the Opportunity

We are partnering with a reputable organization that provides services to marginalized children and their families. They are looking to hire a Grant Accountant to support their Directors. The ideal hire will have at least 2 years of grant management and accounting experience. This is an excellent contract opportunity for an enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented candidate to showcase their skillset!

The pay range is $33 to $42 per four. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.


Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the daily grant/ contract process for 15 to 17 grants, including collaborating with Directors regarding grant opportunities
  • Responsible for the review and approval of all Purchase Orders initiated by the Directors for those contracts in the assigned portfolio
  • Monthly preparation of documentation, expense reports, and coordination of the administrative process of the grant program
  • Preparation of monthly &/or quarterly reimbursement expenditure vouchers
  • Record all electronic payments for the grants in the assigned portfolio
  • Monitor, input, review all grant data in the required City/State/Federal portal and system
  • Monitor interventions and programs funded by grants to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines
  • Serve as a liaison with principals and other departments on issues regarding grants. Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analyzing information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data
  • Work proactively with program staff to understand needs and changes in the program’s operations, and initiate all budget modifications based on that discussion
  • Prepare Journal Entries and perform account analysis for assigned contracts as part of the monthly financial close
  • Conduct monthly meetings with department heads to review budgets, year to date expenses, projections and other program matters
  • Coordinate grant compliance and reporting responsibilities with Finance, Human Resources and Programs including program outcome data and fiscal reports
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts, including cash flow projections
  • Serve as a key point of contact with funders, and develop and coordinate all requests in a timely manner


Job Requirements

  • Experience with government grant management is a MUST (preferably City grants such as DOHMH, DHS/HRA, DYCD, DOE and DFTA experiences.)
  • Former accountant with hands on experience with billing, reporting, reconciliations, journal entries, general ledgers
  • Detail oriented, dealing with a lot of reporting so need to be able to remain organized
  • Able to deal with heavy workload in a very fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills with good writing and verbal skills
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Intact, and Adobe PDF files
  • Highly skilled in Excel (VLookup, Macros, Pivotables)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Accounting Preferred

Submit your resume