Grant Accountant of Disaster Relief Funds

Job Type

Full Time




2900 Louisiana Street
United States


Disaster Recovery Program of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is seeking a Grant Accountant for Disaster Relief Funds.

The role of the Grant Accountant of Disaster Relief Funds provides accurate and timely reports of financial transactions to internal and external stakeholders. Through the interaction with all areas of finance, the successful candidate will apply general accepted accounting principles in the preparation of statements of activity for the disaster programs and grants as well as monthly billings and restricted asset release. The grant accountant will engage a wide range of finance and program departments to provide a clear performance picture across all funding sources that include federal, private, and foundation funds.


  • Manages all disaster funding, private and/or federal funding.
  • Manages general accounting activities of disaster program including daily operations, maintenance of general ledger, sub-systems, financial review and analysis to ensure the records are complete, accurate and timely
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and closeout billings as needed for each grant using various defined formats by the funding agency meeting required deadlines, and submits billings for grants in a timely manner.
  • Interfaces with greater finance staff for payroll, shared costs, and allocation transactions, to ensure proper account coding and proper use of funds under grant terms
  • Prepares reports for Board of Directors and Committees as well as internal reports for department and executive team
  • Reports monthly on expenditures and assist in developing overall spending strategy
  • Periodically meets with program director to review solutions for accounting and reporting needs.
  • Assist with audits and monitor visits.
  • Creates and manages budgets.
  • Follows Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Uniform Guidance.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls and established policies.
  • Performs other duties as required by Supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Accounting or Finance; advanced degree or certification preferred


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • 3 years accounting experience, non-profit preferred
  • Experience with federal and private funding contracts and billings preferred
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to research OMB Uniform Guidance, understand, and apply complex federal, state, local, and other laws, regulations and guidelines to various accounting, payroll, and grant related functions and procedures.
  • Advanced Excel Skills (Pivot Tables, V-Lookups etc.)
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Utilize sound judgment and decision making skills, solve problems quickly and effectively, meet multiple deadlines and to work effectively under pressure in a high-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Detailed-oriented and proven results in accuracy
  • Ability to maneuver in various software applications and programs
  • Data entry accuracy and proofing capability.
  • Knowledge of and experience with accounting software, and Word processing programs.


  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas driver’s license and valid vehicle insurance
  • Position may require occasional driving in personal vehicle and/or Agency vehicle to include freeways and highways to satellite offices, training, and offsite meetings and events, throughout all the counties Catholic Charities serves from Galveston to Richmond and surrounding towns as needed.
  • Must be able to work on a flexible schedule as needed to meet deadlines.


Why Catholic Charities?

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is committed to helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency, and we are currently accepting applications in various disciplines. We seek compassionate, talented individuals with a heart for helping others and making a positive impact on the lives of men, women and children across our large region.


Our work culture values and embraces diversity and inclusiveness, upholds highest standards of integrity, quality, and accountability, and is a faith-based, caring, and collaborative environment. 

We offer a wide range of benefits to meet the ever-changing needs of our staff. These benefits include:


· Low-cost EPO and PPO Health, Dental and Vision Benefits offered and, if selected, would begin on the 1st day of the month after 30 days worked

· Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option

· Free Long term Disability Insurance; Short term election option paid by Employee

· Accrual of up to 12 sick days in a calendar year. Sick leave may be accumulated for up to four years (to a maximum of 48 days or 384 hours)

· Accrual of up to 10 days of vacation days in the first year, up to 15 days of vacation accrual at the start of year two of employment

· 2018: 14.5 paid holidays, one (1) paid floating holiday

· 401K match of 3% after one year of service

· Free Basic Life Insurance

· Voluntary Life Insurance option

· WillPrep Services if enrolled in the Voluntary Life Insurance Plan

· Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

· Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option

· Professional Development opportunities

· Cellphone reimbursement (if applicable)

· Mileage reimbursement (if applicable)

· Direct deposit

· Free parking

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement