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Grant Accountant I

Arlington, VA

Position: Grant Accountant I
Location: Arlington, VA
Full-time Exempt

The Grant Accountant provides financial and accounting services to the related programs and grants of the company. The position reports to the Senior Accountant.

Key Responsibilities:
  •  Timely prepare monthly journal entries for internal program and grant financial statements.
  •  Timely prepare grant billing invoices or financial reports for multiple State and Locally funded grant programs. Review account balances and support program directors with grant monitoring and compliance.
  •  Support the year end accounting close process and assist with the publishing of internal and external financial statements for the Board of Directors and general public. Provide audit support during annual audit.
  •  Prepare trial balance account reviews, account reconciliations, and report on findings to the Controller. Investigate and propose adjustments to budgets and billings.
  •  Review program budgets and report on spending trends, opportunities for cost savings, strategic sourcing and related financial management improvements.
  •  Work closely with Program Directors on grant and donor restricted fund management.
  •  Design, propose and implement internal control improvements at the program level. Conduct trainings in the field to increase compliance and program knowledge of financial administration.
  •  Adhere to all weekly and monthly accounting deadlines
  •  Assist with staff meetings, workshops and training sessions
  •  Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel is required, experience with pivot tables, macros, and VBA required. Strong skill in MS Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  •  Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  •  Experience with budgets and ability to assist with budget management.
  •  Must be a team player and able to work independently
  •  Strong written and oral communication skills


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