Grants Accountant

Job Type

Full Time Contract




New York
United States


For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has worked with Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners to alleviate human suffering. Reaching over 3 million people in nearly 40 countries as an independent 501(c)(3), our programs align with the Sustainable Development Goals in responding to disaster, poverty, hunger and disease.

Grants Accountant

The Grants Accountant is an annual renewable contract position and is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of federal, foundation and private grant contracts. Reporting to the VP, Finance & Operations, and working in partnership with program and advancement staff, you will be responsible for all aspects of financial budgeting, reporting, and analysis. As Grants Accountant you will lead several functional areas including budget proposal preparation, monitoring expenditures, cash management oversight, and post-award financial administration. You will ensure financial reports comply with Episcopal Relief & Development internal procedures and donor regulations while providing finance leadership to program staff working in support of partners throughout the world.

As Grants Accountant you will:

1.   Spearhead Budget Preparation

  • Develop annual fiscal year budgets in coordination with Program Officers and Advancement Team
  • Support preparation of project funding proposals by coordinating the grant budgeting process and finalizing budget/budget narrative
  • Prepare budget projections, revisions, and analysis as needed

2.   Ensure Financial Integrity Throughout Life of the Grant

  • Analyze and monitor project’s fund and cash balances
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and financial management regulations; manage deliverables, monitor spending, and plan spend-out
  • Prepare, review and distribute quarterly reports and reconcile quarterly reports with activity reports
  • Monitor, input, and review federal grant data in the Federal LOI/PMS system
  • Work jointly with finance team to ensure smooth audits required by major funders

3.   Encourage Leadership and Collaboration

  • Work with finance team to ensure timely and accurate processing of payables, deposits, and billings
  • Research various grant management time/expense tracking systems and work in collaboration with Program, IT, Advancement, and Finance staff to implement system
  • Provide financial leadership and support to Program Officers, Program Partners, and Advancement team in relation to grant finance management
  • Develop and implement grant budgeting and forecasting systems for targeted future opportunities

You Are:

A grant accountant guru with demonstrated experience in grants management, non-profit accounting and financial accounting best practices

A multi-tasker who is adept at juggling competing priorities, meeting demanding deadlines and working under pressure

A confident communicator with collegial interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively in person, writing and by phone

An enthusiastic team member who is excited to work cross-functionally with other departments using tact, sound judgment and diplomacy

You Have:

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field - required. An advance degree in Finance, Public Administration, or Business - preferred

Intermediate to advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel - required

4-5 years of non-profit accounting experience – required

Experience managing grants with international development programs, foundations and multilateral institutions - required

Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities while working in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment

Experience working in developing countries, with local resource constrained partners, and/or working in a resource-limited setting

Proficient with accounting software and data management systems – required


Generous benefit package offered

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Grants Accountant.” For more information, go to our website at

* Episcopal Relief & Development provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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