Nonprofit Grant Accountant

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 Grant Accountant 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 thoughtful leaders across industries and subjects, this non-profit has been the universal model and influencer for other nations to create similar institutions.

The Grant Accountant will work closely with the accounting and grants teams to ensure the accuracy of recorded grant activity and 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 timely and accurate financial reports and analysis for management for decision-making;
  • Support the Controller with 990s and year-end audit schedules;
  • Act as the liaison between the Finance and Grant-making 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 accounting experience;
  • Grant accounting experience is preferred but not required;
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel;
  • Must have proficient communication skills and ability to think outside of the box;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred but not required.