Staff Accountant in New York, NY at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/24/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Client: Well-Known Non-Profit Organization
Role: Contract-to-Hire Staff/Grant Accountant
Pay Rate: $35/hr - $70k + Benefits when converted to a permanent employee
Location: Manhattan, NY - Hybrid working policy (3 days in office - 2 days working from home)

Staff/Grant Accountant Job Description

Essential Duties:

If you are passionate about learning emerging data reporting techniques and take pride in your craft, come join our team. We are seeking a Grants Accountant who will enjoy building informative, reliable data reports and has excitement about data's impact in the non-profit world. Our ideal candidate is curious, generous, and can hustle to meet recurring monthly deadlines, is an effective communicator who pays attention to detail, and is able to work across disciplines and contribute to organizational excellence.

The Grants Accountant is responsible for maintaining financial, accounting, and grant support services to meet the needs of the organization and its funding sources. They will be responsible for performing the operations of post-award grant administration and related accounting duties, monthly and quarterly invoicing, budget vs. expense analysis, budget modifications, and journal entries for multiple grants. They will ensure compliance with the Contractors and our organizations policies and regulations. The Grants Accountant will be responsible for informing Program Directors of spending irregularities, such as over or under-spending, and will provide forecasting to them, the Director, Grants & Contracts, and the Budget and Grants Manager. The Grants Accountant will provide support to the Finance/Administration Team as well as Program Directors, and Contractors through verbal and written communication. The Grants Accountant will be a thought partner with Fiscal, Senior Program, Development, and Information Services staff.

Responsibilities will include:

Management of a portfolio of government grants

Work closely with program management on budgets, budget modifications, and other financial requests

Timely preparation and submission of periodic invoices and expenditure reports

Monthly analysis of general ledger and process adjustments as needed

Preparation of documents for program and agency-wide audits, assist in the preparation of financial reports

Communicate clearly and accurately in both verbal and written mode concisely describing problems, and solutions related to invoicing, budgets and budget modifications, and reporting

Perform duties in accordance with our mission, cultural competency, anti-discriminatory and other policies, and procedures

Any other duties as required by the Director, Grants & Contracts, Budgets and Grants Manager, and senior staff


Experience with federal, state, and city grant administration and accounting a MUST

Experience with NYC's HHS Accelerator and VIPS system a plus

Knowledge of Financial Edge or Sage Intacct a plus