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Grants Accountant

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Cambridge, MA

Activate


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Published 6 days ago

March 1, 2021

About Activate Global

Activate empowers scientists to reinvent our world and address climate change by bringing their research to market. The Activate Fellowship provides the funding, technical support, networking, community, and time that these scientists need at the outset of their entrepreneurial journey. 

Our team brings a diversity of experience and a deep track record to helping our fellows bridge the science-to-market gap. Activate was founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors, and our entrepreneurial fellowship model originated at Cyclotron Road, a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and an Activate partner. Today, through our Berkeley and Boston locations, we support 20-30 Activate Fellows each year. By 2025, we plan to support up to 100 fellows each year at eight locations across the U.S. 

Activate exists to create a better future, for all. In service of this purpose, we are building a foundation of equity and inclusivity across our business, including our operations, our fellowship, our partnerships, and our brand. 

Position Summary

The Grants Accountant will play an important role in the grant management process for Activate. The Grants Accountant will be responsible for tracking project budgets vs. actuals, drafting financial reports for federal/state government sponsors and philanthropic donors, grant invoicing in accordance with grant regulations, and assisting in the administration of grants.  Activate has a mix of federal and state awards, corporate agreements, and philanthropic grants. In this role, the Grants Accountant will have a shared responsibility in the financial management process for a variety of sponsors. The Grants Accountant will be hired as a full­-time employee of Activate, with a competitive salary and full benefits, and will report to the VP of Finance & Contracts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain grant tracking workbooks and track grant budget vs. actuals
  • Populate, verify, and submit monthly invoices to federal and state sponsors using government systems (e.g., PIEE/WAWF and VIPERS)
  • Act as the financial point of contact for assigned grants, and assist the A/P associate in the coding of grant expenses
  • Generate financial reports to meet philanthropic and federal/state (e.g., SF 425s) reporting requirements
  • Compile receipts and other documentation required for federal and state reports and invoices
  • Assist with annual grant audits, budget modifications, and grant closeouts

Ideal Candidate

  • Has 1-4 years experience in accounting, business, finance, or related field
  • Basic understanding of grant accounting, including tracking and reporting
  • Exposure to government accounting and allowable/allocable costs in accordance with 2 CFR 2020
  • Experience with MS Excel and running reports in Quickbooks Online
  • Exposure to working with grant officers, government sponsors, administrative offices, and auditors (e.g., DCMA)
  • Is preferably based near Boston, MA or in the Bay Area, CA (open to considering remote hires)
  • Believes the world’s scientific and entrepreneurial talent should be focused on more serious pursuits than dog-walking apps

Activate Global, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

About Activate Global

Activate empowers scientists to reinvent our world and address climate change by bringing their research to market. The Activate Fellowship provides the funding, technical support, networking, community, and time…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

Benefits

Activate offers competitive benefits for all employees

Activate offers competitive benefits for all employees

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

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