Grant Accounting Analyst

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $68,000
Details: Starting salary $55,000 to $68,000 DOE

Published

08/21/2018

Application Deadline

09/07/2018

Address

5117 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle
WA
98118
United States

Description

Salary Range: Starting salary $55,000 to $68,000 DOE


Classification: Full-time, exempt


Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, 10-days starting vacation plus 11 holidays and 2 personal days, and paid sick leave


HomeSight is a non-profit community development corporation and community development financial institution promoting social and economic equity to preserve and enhance economically and culturally diverse communities through affordable homeownership, business development, and community advocacy. We develop affordable housing, provide first-time homebuyer education and counseling, and make loans to qualified buyers. We work closely with residents, small business, and community based organizations to foster equitable economic development in Southeast Seattle.



Position Summary

We are seeking a candidate with strong accounting and communication skills with experience in contract and grant management. This is a new position that will be key in assisting in the creation and implementation of the grant tracking process within the organization and documenting the related standard procedures.


The Grant Accounting Analyst will report to the Chief Financial Officer and serve as the primary financial liaison with program staff and leadership team for grant-related financial information and reporting needs. This position will assist program staff with the development of pre-award grant budgets; post-award grant administration and accounting ensuring compliance with OMB uniform guidance and funding source guidelines; timely and accurate submission of financial reporting; assisting with the A-133 audit; and the orderly closure of grants and other related duties.



CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS


A successful candidate must be able to operate independently with minimal supervision as well as function as a member of a team. This role requires critical and strategic thinking to be able to problem solve while juggling multiple tasks. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to race and social equity and experience working with diverse communities.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Oversee day-to-day activities of the grant administrative function.
  • Assist program staff during the pre-award stage, in preparing complete and accurate financial data and budgets for grant proposals.
  • Work closely with program staff to establish consistent grant administration processes across programs and departments.
  • Read and interpret agreements to ensure award is set up and activated correctly.
  • Analyze and monitor grant budgets.
  • Perform billing and accounting adjustments.
  • Ensure payments received are applied correctly.
  • Process journal entries and maintain supporting records and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Review and reconcile expenditures, revenues, grant receivable, payroll data, accruals and cost allocations to verify and ensure compliance with grantor and federal regulations.
  • Review accounting records for accuracy of allocations and maintenance of adequate balances.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, ensuring that grant expenditures are properly supported and approved.
  • Review reimbursement requests for appropriateness and ensure compliance with established administrative and financial policies, procedures and sound business practices.
  • Monitor grant budgets and identify potential overspending situations to ensure targets are met.



OTHER DUTIES:


  • Cross train and assist staff accountant on basic accounting posting and other duties as determined by management.
  • Assist in the ongoing development of a standard monthly close process by applying consistent processes and practices within the framework of our ERP accounting software.
  • Coordinate and prepare documents for audits or other special external reviews.
  • Prepare the Schedule of Expenditures for Federal Awards (SEFA).
  • Assist in the management of general ledger.
  • Provide support/assistance on projects and duties as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance, with 3-5 years of experience in non-profit accounting and reporting including solid understanding and successful experience in grant fiscal management, or related experience.
  • Experience with budgeting, accounting, and data analysis as well as research.
  • Working knowledge of standard generally accepted accounting practices and procedures.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office Suite including - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint.
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems desired - Abila MIP a plus.
  • Experience using CRM software desired - Salesforce a plus.



ADDITIONAL SKILLS:


  • Ability to communicate diplomatically and persuasively demonstrating effective interpersonal, written and verbal skills to interact with both internal and external contacts is essential.
  • Strong organizational skills, must be able to track, coordinate and manage attention to discrete details.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and function effectively under tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, set goals, work independently and drive results anticipating department needs in a proactive versus reactive manner.



INCLUSIVENESS STATEMENT:


HomeSight is an equal-opportunity employer with a very diverse staff. We seek to recruit, retain, and advance people of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact.

Benefits

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, 10-days starting vacation plus 11 holidays and 2 personal days, and paid sick leave. Classification: Full-time, exempt

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@homesightwa.org
https://homesightwa.org/

Please email resume and (1) page cover letter by September 7, 2018.


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