Grants Accountant

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Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recently released from incarceration. Across the United States, over 6,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services to people with recent criminal convictions. CEO’s programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives. CEO serves more than 6,000 participants a year, giving them the opportunity to support themselves and their families, remain crime-free, and contribute positively to their communities.

Headquartered in New York City, CEO currently operates in 22 cities across eight states. In 2016, CEO embarked on a five-year strategic plan to serve 9,000 participants annually. CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations, including the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Greenlight Fund, James Irvine Foundation, Tipping Point Community, and Bank of America Foundation, among many others.

The Opportunity:

CEO is seeking a Grants Accountant who will be responsible for the management and submission of contract billings and the collection of government contract receivables in accordance with grantor and agency guidelines. The Grants Accountant will be timely and accurate in their preparation and submission of vouchers, compliance reports, and revenue recordings. This position requires both critical and analytical thinking in order to ensure the achievement of team and organizational goals.

What You’ll Do:

  • Developing and maintaining a contracts management schedule which includes critical dates for contract renewals and program and/or budget modifications
  • Breaking down contract performance information for and building the knowledge of managers without financial backgrounds
  • Preparing and submitting vouchers and invoices timely.
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports required by governmental agencies
  • Providing detailed reporting of outstanding government contract receivables
  • Assisting in the evaluation of agency compliance with contract and funder requirements and agency policies and procedures related to program compliance
  • Developing contract variance reports on a monthly basis
  • Supporting the preparation of budget information and budget modification process
  • Providing audit support including preparation of schedules, analyses and documents for timely completion of funder audits, and ensuring timely preparation for the audit
  • Preparing account analyses and contract renewals
  • Assigning programmatic and funding allocations to all expenditures
  • Periodically conducting internal audits of client files and fiscal documentation
  • Acting as an additional liaison between the agency and grantors
  • Participating on monthly meetings with Program to review receivables and expenditures related to contracts/grants
  • Prepare journal entries and provide support for making adjustments in our Ledger
  • Maintain an accurate cost allocation table of expenditures
  • Performing other duties that will be requested from time to time

Who You Are:

  • Deep commitment to and passion for the mission of CEO
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in grants/contracts reporting and compliance in a nonprofit
  • Excellent organization skills and a proven ability to multitask, problem solve, and prioritize
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team while also working effectively independently with minimal supervision
  • Problem-solving skills with an ability to analyze situations both analytically and critically
  • Ability to adapt to changes in compliance systems
  • Ability to communicate effectively with fiscal and program staff, vendors and clients/grantors.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities and projects concurrently and accurately
  • Dedication to achieving goals and delivering results
  • Proficiency in Excel and with accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge and/or MIP preferred)
  • Knowledge of fund accounting, GAAP, payroll concepts, reporting, and other applicable accounting principles
  • Understanding of OMB Circular A-122 and A-133 guidelines
  • Experience with Intact strongly preferred

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $50,000-$60,000k. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We're a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

More About Us

We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more at

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