Staff Accountant- Grants and Compliance

Job Type

Full Time




39 Broadway
10th Floor
New York
New York
United States


Title:                        Staff Accountant- Grants


Department            Finance


Reports to               Senior Manager, Grants & Contract Compliance


Location                  39 Broadway – Lower Manhattan


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Food Bank’s Grants Management department is responsible for the accurate and timely accounting and reporting of all government (federal, state, and local) and private grants. Success in this department involves preparing vouchers, working with the Senior Manager, Grants & Contract Compliance and other staff to ensure that we are in compliance with various contract requirements. The Staff Accountant (Grants) will be highly organized and able to handle several grants simultaneously. This position is responsible for preparing vouchers for the Senior Grants Manager’s review and submit, preparing journal entries and all related grant reporting. The Staff Accountant (Grants) will also track invoices, review receivables, and perform ad hoc duties as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand all grant provisions and ensure compliance with each grant reporting requirement
  • Collect all grant expenditures and ensure timely and accurate billing to grant funders
  • Reconcile income and expense accounts for grant funds
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner and to meet internal and external deadlines
  • Monitor the spending of monetary grants given to Food Bank programs;
  • Monitor government grant receivable details for delayed payments and other irregularities;
  • Work with Accounts Payable Department to obtain all supporting documents for expenses covered by grants and contracts;
  • Work across organization to secure time attestations, outcomes reporting and other supporting documents.
  • Contact government agencies on all invoicing issues via phone and email;
  • Maintain up-to-date billing/receipt system;
  • Enter grant allocations to programs into accounting system;
  • Update and maintain grant reports and schedules including budget to actual reports on a monthly basis;
  • Ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Monitor and record all grant related financial activity and spending in accordance with agency guidelines


  • 2-3 years related grant (government & contract) accounting experience in a fast paced non-profit environment, required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • Demonstrated experience with A-133 financial audit and reporting requirements and non-profit/governmental accounting and budgeting
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and database applications)


  • Ability to work well within a diverse team environment;
  • Knowledge of grant (government & contract) accounting, include monthly/quarterly vouchers, reconciliation, budget modification, collection, forecasting, and maintenance of financial records; 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional customer service skills, demonstrated problem solving skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
  • Experience in or knowledge of social services and hunger issues is a plus.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Commitment to Food Bank’s core values of Leadership, Network, Stewardship and Innovation

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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