Grants Accountant II

Department: Administration
Reports to: Senior Accountant AR
Status: Non-Exempt


The Grants Accountant II works under the moderate direction and supervision of the Senior Accountant of Grants Billing and will be responsible for reviewing, monitoring, billing, collections and reporting on assigned government (Federal, State, County, City etc.) and foundation grants. The Grants Accountant II must work with the responsible department/program staff to ensure grant spending is appropriate according to grant contract and be familiar with all laws and regulations including the Uniform Grants Guidance as well as nonprofit accounting principles such as restricted funds accounting. The Grants Accountant II is gaining or attaining a full proficiency in a specific area of discipline within the job and is responsible for the day-to-day input for the Grants billing Department.

  • Be a strong user of the overall accounting system, especially in the accounts receivable/billing
  • Be proficient with the General Ledger coding system (grant, program, department, program)
  • Review and be familiar with assigned contracts – especially the financial section
  • Complete and record periodic grant billings by established deadlines
  • Prepare grant budget actual report each month to monitor variances
  • Serve as liaison to grantors as needed
  • Prepare periodic and close out grant reports according to required timelines
  • Assist with budget modifications and new grant budget preparation as applicable
  • Assist with grant audit as needed
  • Four-year college degree in accounting, business, or related field
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience or education in accounting or related field
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • Understanding of accounting processes, procedures, and internal controls
  • Strong research and analytical skills


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