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Grants Accountant 100% Remote / $90K + Bonus 14924899

Arlington, VA
Cordia Resources is helping our client, an Arlington, VA based nonprofit locate a Grants Accountant to join their team. This is a full-time, 100% remote, permanent role with compensation is in the range of $90,000 + bonus.

This position will be primarily responsible for managing the general ledger operations, financial reporting, and cash requirements for the organizations’ federal grant with the Department of Agriculture. This position will collect financial information, track expenses, cultivate internal and external relationships with the funding source and solve grant accounting issues. This position will also be responsible for preparing advance and reimbursement requests and working with the Department of Agriculture to ensure timely payment or requests.

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance plus minimum three years related work experience, required. Must have working knowledge of 2 CFR 200. Additional benefits include: This nonprofit has a 35-hour work week, 70-hour pay period and has been selected #1 in “Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times for multiple years.

Our client is seeking someone who possess strong communication skills can work in a fast-paced organization and is a self-starter – motivated and takes initiative. The candidate must have recent experience managing the financial aspects of federal grants and agreements. This includes preparing budgets, budget modifications and realignments, and Federal Financial Reports.

o          Must have experience preparing Federal Financial Reports, formerly called SF425.  
o          Must have strong working knowledge of 2 CFR 200.
o          Must have recent experience working in Excel with large data sets using pivot tables, lookups and other advanced functions.  

Position: Grants Accountant; works within the Finance and Accounting Department
Compensation: $90,000 + bonus
Duration: Full-time, Permanent role
Software/ Technical Skills: MS Excel, 2 CFR 200, Federal Financial Reports, formerly called SF425
Location: Arlington, VA (Headquarters). Role is 100% Remote
Report to: Senior Director of Accounting
Process: First round - video interview, Second Round - video interview
Potential Start Date:  ASAP

Responsibilities will include the following:
Grant Set-up and On-Going Grant Management
  • Create cost analysis worksheets and budgets for new positions.
  • Ensure that adequate funding is secured timely for individual positions based on budgeted expenditures, including forecasting when additional funds need to be awarded.
  • Add new agreements into the client’s accounting system, Abila MIP Fund Accounting.
  • Review grant expenditures and supporting documentation for grant compliance and allowability.
  • Monitor funding for individual positions and notify/work with monitors and coordinators when funding is needed. Work with Program Manager to determine if positions should be placed in inactive status.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial programmatic conditions of the grant agreement including adherence to CFR 200 guidelines.
  • Prepare documents for close-out of grants and task agreements. Determine final invoice amount or if funds should be returned to the agency.
Cash Requirements
  • Manage cash requirements to ensure sufficient cash to meet Program outlays. Review and approve cash disbursements.
  • Prepare billing requests each month. Work with agency personnel to ensure timely payment of requests. Maintain financial data and spreadsheets to support preparation and sending reimbursement and advance requests.
  • Review and approve travel expense reimbursements and advances.
  • Prepare accurate bank reconciliations monthly.

Month-end close process – General Ledger Operations
  • Support month-end close, ensuring that all transactions are timely entered so that published closing deadlines are met; including journal entries to record accounts receivable.
  • Ensure proper supporting documentation is attached to all journal entries and that all journal entries are signed off as approved by someone other than the preparer.

Financial Reporting
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required under the national agreements (i.e. Master or Umbrella) and subsequent task agreements by the required deadlines.
  • Prepare reporting, for example, monthly Life-To-Date (LTD) and Enhanced LTD reports and Budget vs Used report. Provide LTD report to agency personnel monthly.

Other Duties as Required
  • Prepare annual program budgets to support the annual budget.
  • Assist auditors with the annual single audit and any other outside financial or compliance audit by preparing various audit schedules and financial reports.
  • Prepare special analysis, spreadsheets and reporting projects as needed.

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