Temporary Grants AccountantAPPLY ONLINE
- Freedom House
- Washington, DC
- Salary Range:
- Non Profit
- Organization URL:
- Mid Career
- Date Posted
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, effective advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, Nations in Transit, and Countries at the Crossroads. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
The Grants Accountant will be responsible for the general financial oversight of private and US government funded grants, grants financial reporting and closeouts, budget analysis, and enforcement of USG regulation expenditures. This position is based in Washington DC and reports to the Grant Manager. This is a temporary 40 hours per week position that will last through December 2013.
Some Duties and Responsibilities
- Review proposals and budgets to ensure full cost recovery and assist with preparation of all budget amendments and revisions
- Assist with projects related to cost allocation methods, budget templates, grants compliance policies, etc.
- Monitor and analyze all monthly grant expenditures, funding obligations, program budget projections and work-plans
- Perform all reporting functions to the funders including the preparation of quarterly SF425 financial reports
- Review program payment requests, field office financial reports, cash requests, and sub-grant reports to ensure compliance with funder regulations and Freedom House’s policies and procedures
- Reconcile and analyze variances of program status reports vs. government mandated financial reports
- Monitor compliance with programmatic objectives, financial obligations, and reporting requirements as outlined in the contracts and grant agreements
- Monitor progress made to fulfill all program cost sharing commitments
- Review and analyze approved budget vs. actual program status reports to ensure the accuracy of data and prevent cost overruns
- Assist with development and implementation of annual program risk assessment plan
- Conduct staff grants compliance training
- Perform grants closeouts and monitoring
- Periodically review and sign the sub-grant tracking sheet and oversee monitoring of sub-grant disbursements
- Maintain all grants notebooks, update key information, and file all correspondence
- Assist in preparation of internal and donor audits
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration with emphasis in accounting
- Minimum 3 – 4 years of relevant experience in progressive accounting and grants administration
- Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Experience encompassing A/P, General Ledger, transaction analysis, budgeting, and account reconciliation
- Strong familiarity with OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133
- Prior experience working with NGO accounting in a fast paced finance department preferred
- Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-032Temp. GA in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.