Senior Accountant - Grants Manager

Posted by
Neighborhood House
Seattle, WA

Neighborhood House

Published 4 days ago

$63,500 - $80,000

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  • Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
  • Job Category: Administration, Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year

Having trouble completing your application? For support, please call (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

Due to COVID-19, this job will be fully or partially remote until further notice. If meeting a client in person or coming into any of our physical offices, safety protocols must be followed.

Closing Date: December 4th, 2020, or until filled

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration


The Senior Accountant - Grants Manager will manage the agency’s grants accounting, receivables and in-kind donations, including supervising the grants accounting team while maintaining and improving processes and procedures related to grants management. The Senior Accountant - Grants Manager will ensure accurate and timely invoicing and reporting. The Senior Accountant - Grants Manager oversees the work of the Grants Accountants, provides training and coaching to team members and back-ups their duties, as needed.

The Senior Accountant - Grants Manager will be a member of Financial Controls Team, which will oversee all accounting and payroll internal control processes.  The team is comprised of the Director of Finance and Administration, the HR Director, the AP Supervisor, the Senior Accountant – Budget Manager and the Senior Accountant – Grants Manger.   

As a Senior Accountant, the person in this position will have significant review, control and general accounting responsibilities. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.

At Neighborhood House, we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.


  • Provide oversight over grants billing and reporting processes.
  • Supervise the Grants Accountants, overseeing their work, assuring responsive customer service and effective communication within the team and with key stakeholders.
  • Provide training and coaching to grants billing staff and model support of best practices.
  • Coordinate with grants billing staff to ensure that all work areas are being covered; fill in as backup as necessary. Coach grants billing staff in monitoring of deadlines and problem-solving strategies.
  • Prepare grant billings, reconcile receivables, and pursue unpaid billings.
  • Oversee preparation for fiscal grant monitoring reviews conducted by funders.
  • Reconcile bank account statements to general ledger balances on a monthly basis and follow-up/prepare journal entries to resolve reconciling amounts.
  • Maintain an effective level of communication with Program Managers, as well as all grantors/funders.
  • Train Program Managers and staff on grants billing procedures. Develop resources and tools to improve the quality of staff training and address reoccurring needs.
  • Reconcile receivable-related general ledger accounts and other general ledger accounts, as needed.
  • Supervise preparation of all financial reports to grantors, including federal SF-425’s
  • Supervise preparation monthly indirect entry, annual reconciliation of indirect.
  • Oversee submission of all State Revenue and Tax reports and research State Revenue and Tax questions, as needed.
  • Prepare and review various journal entries.
  • Assist with annual audit preparation, preparing various schedules for audit purposes, analyzing revenues.
  • Cross train in other accounting functions to provide backup in accounts payable and or payroll.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Fiscal Management, or a related field and 3 years of relevant accounting, finance and budgeting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (with Department Director’s approval).
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a culturally diverse workplace dedicated to equity and inclusion.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic environment with constant change and growth.
  • Proven high attention to detail, highly organized, able to manage multiple complex problems at once, with strong project management skills, including the ability to establish and communicate project deadlines in order to support a team in timely completion of goals.
  • Proven analytical skills including ability to evaluate, visualize, articulate, and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems and concepts, to define a problem, present alternatives, analyze and quantify, relevant factors for decision making.
  • Proven ability to handle complex chart of accounts.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel, along with demonstrated knowledge of Word and Access. Position includes considerable importing and exporting of data, use of pivot tables.
  • Must be able to learn, navigate and use multiple databases, including financial software, internal Access databases and spreadsheet tools, online grantor and banking databases.
  • Ability to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation, embracing a team player orientation, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours, when essential to meet deadlines.
  • Current CPR Certificate within 30 days of hire.
  • Current First Aid Certificate within 30 days of hire.
  • Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Must pass Neighborhood House's Background check requirements.
  • Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.

Desired Qualifications

  • BA in Accounting preferred.
  • Experience with MIP Fund Accounting software (aka Sage, Abila) and/or Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
  • Experience in coordinating audit activities.


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Employment Practice

Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

For more information

Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

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  • Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
  • Job Category: Administration, Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year

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Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule


  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with Discretionary and Matching Contributions
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 11 Paid Holidays

Click here for more details about our benefits program

  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with…


1225 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98144

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