Senior Grants Accountant

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The Opportunity

The Senior Grants Accountant provides essential support to the Senior Grants Manager, reviewing and managing grants transactions, performing General Ledger analyses, ensuring conformity to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and compliance with regulatory requirements.

The Senior Grants Accountant 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 Senior Grants Accountant will be timely and accurate in reviewing the 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.


Who We Are

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

What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996. Since 2009, CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations including the GreenLight Fund, the Pew Charitable Trust, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.


Who You Are

  • You have a deep commitment to and passion for the mission of CEO
  • You come to CEO with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience in grants/contracts reporting and compliance in a nonprofit
  • You have excellent organization skills and a proven ability to multitask, problem solve, and prioritize
  • You have the ability to work well as a member of a team while also working effectively independently with minimal supervision
  • You are a problem-solver with an ability to analyze situations both analytically and critically
  • You have the ability to adapt to changes in compliance systems
  • You also have the ability to communicate effectively with fiscal and program staff, vendors and clients/grantors.
  • You can juggle competing priorities and projects concurrently and accurately
  • You demonstrate dedication to achieving goals and delivering results
  • You are proficiency in Excel and with accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge and/or MIP preferred)
  • You have knowledge of fund accounting, GAAP, payroll concepts, reporting, and other applicable accounting principles
  • You come to CEO with an understanding of OMB Circular A-122 and A-133 guidelines
  • We strongly prefer that you have experience with Intact


The Nitty-Gritty

Responsibilities of the Senior Grants Accountant include but are not limited to:

  • overseeing over 20 jurisdiction with over 100 contracts such as invoicing and Allocations.
  • Supervise two grants accounting staff; monitor and ensure grant fiscal deliverables are met within the deadlines set by donors and ensure timely submission of periodic claims and funder reports
  • Reviewing submission of vouchers and invoices as well as review account analyses and contract renewals
  • Oversees monthly and quarterly financial reports required by governmental agencies
  • Managing detailed reporting of outstanding government contract receivables
  • Developing contract variance reports on a monthly basis
  • Managing all Desk Audits and assisting with the Annual Audit
  • 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
  • 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 in regular 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


Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities. In an effort to be both equitable and transparent, CEO's compensation philosophy considers a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, experience, internal equity, and home office location in making a final determination on our salary offer. We recognize that salary is a part of the overall compensation package and are happy to provide health, dental, 401k, and professional development opportunities to our staff.

We also offer 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.

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