Financial Grants Accounting Officer

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Category: Accounting & Finance
Job ID: 9637
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JustinBradley’s client, a Washington, DC based non-profit, is looking to add a Financial Grants Accounting Officer to their team. Founded in the aftermath of World War II with support from the Johnson Administration, this organization seeks to promote human rights through freedom and democracy worldwide. With support from both major political parties and a board consisting of thought leaders across industries and subjects, this non-profit has been the universal model and influencer for other nations to create similar institutions.

The Financial Grants Accounting Officer, working with the Senior Director of Grants Administration, will ensure the accuracy of record grant activity and to provide analysis regarding multi-year awards. Thus, the incumbent must have the communication skills necessary to building and maintaining relationships across the organization.

Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily drawdown requests prior to payment processing;
  • Monitor and verify grant activity is properly record in the general ledger;
  • Create time and accurate financial reports and analysis for management for decision-making;
  • Support the Controller with year-end audits;
  • Act as the liaison between the Finance and Grantmaking departments;
  • Identify, improve, and develop policies and procedures as related to grant activities.

A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
  • At least five years of non-profit grant accounting experience;
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred but not required.