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  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Function: Grant Acct
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 14 April 2021
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2156729_1617839810

Job Number: 2156729

Grant Accountant
Santa Rosa, CA
Up to $65,000/year

Our client in Santa Rosa is seeking a full-time, permanent Grant Accountant to join their team.

  • Provide various phases of financial and administrative support to the grant center including monitoring award expenditures to ensure compliance; prepare monthly expenditure reports to program coordinators and director.
  • Review grant terms and complex contracts and advise grant coordinators and department administrative personnel on issues that may impact the fiscal administration of a project. Assist with mandatory state and federal reports
  • Set-up accounts using appropriate software and prepare budget entries and journal entries; make adjustments as needed
  • Review for allowable costs, re-budgeting, cost-sharing, equipment justifications, and reporting requirements and consult with the appropriate grant center managers regarding action, if any, to be taken.
  • Reviews spending activities for grant accounts and works with senior management and discuss any award spending that appears to be out of conformance with policies and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the administration of time and effort tracking systems which includes distributing, monitoring, and tracking of forms for compliance.
  • Creating and maintaining grant files that meet all requirements.
  • Effectively interact with program providers and provide assistance with requirements including expenditure, attendance and evaluation reporting requirements; meet monthly with grant coordinators and provide support as needed
  • Assist with grant development and preparation including drafting and editing proposals, letters and other materials; assist with the development and implementation of annual fundraising plan and monitor goals
  • Use technology to research data, programs and potential funders
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 3+ years of related experience; strong GAAP Accounting knowledge
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Ability to work independently, accurately and prioritize weekly and monthly job tasks
  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to identify and solve or escalate problems efficiently and quickly
  • Ability to thrive in a complex, high paced environment
  • Competent with Word, Excel (Vlookup and Pivot tables) Google Apps, Salesforce, and Expensify; ERP accounting software experience preferred
  • General ledger and financial analysis experiences are highly preferred
  • Non-profit and/or grant reporting experience highly preferred

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