The Grant Accountant is a dynamic, collaborative, and driven person who will lead the continued growth and development of our grants management efforts in support of our programmatic mission. The Grant Accountant will put into place the procedures to facilitate managing grants of the coverage area (primarily Northeastern NY and Rochester).
Essential Job Functions
Grants Accounting & Management
Prioritize effectively to keep multiple projects moving, allow for ample review and iteration, and meet competing deadlines.
Remain up to date on strategic priorities and programs to identify relevant opportunities and position grants effectively.
Ensure tracking, completion of, and compliance with all grant acknowledgement, reporting, and renewal requirements.
Ensure compliance with Home Office grants management policies and procedures.
Evaluate the efficacy of grant efforts by tracking and monitoring time spent, inquiries, submissions, feedback, and responses.
Linking reimbursement reports to the revenues and expenses in the accounting system
Ensure grants management system is up to date.
Work with chapter staff to ensure reimbursement reports are completed correctly and accurately
Prepare required financial reimbursement reports for State grants in a timely manner
Assist in developing and implementing procedures to ensure proper grant coding and recording
Monitor monthly fiscal activity on the grant against budget restrictions
Serve as local expert on best practices and industry trends in grant making and grant management.
Work with Association staff throughout New York State (primarily Northeastern NY and Rochester & Finger Lakes Region), grant agencies, such as the NYS Department of Health and the Coalition of NYS Alzheimer's Chapters to ensure exemplary grant management.
Other Accounting functions include, but are not limited to:
Handles grant reconciliations.
Prepares monthly journal entries.
Provides support with the compilation of the annual operating budget
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting preferred or equivalent work experience in Non-Profit Public Accounting or business management. And or two or more years of relevant professional experience.
Knowledge of public accounting principles, including the cost principles of related OMB Circulars(CFRs) for Non-Profit Institutions
Bookkeeping experience preferable
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in financial management
Experience in strategic budget development and financial operations
Demonstrated experience with managing complex government grants including vouchering and grants management and reporting.
Demonstrated experience with managing complex grant proposals and reports including setting priorities and deadlines, facilitating meetings, delegating responsibilities, and compiling, reviewing, editing, and disseminating information.
Impeccable writing abilities necessary to translate our mission and programs into compelling narratives.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including experience developing relationships with various stakeholders, collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team environment, and motivating and inspiring others to action.
Ability to handle stressful, complicated, and confidential situations calmly and resolve issues appropriately.
Resourcefulness and creativity in proposing ideas, soliciting feedback, and gaining buy-in from others.
Analytical and evaluative skills to effectively interpret and use information to support decision making.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps Suite, and working with data and large quantities of information. Experience working in accounting software, knowledge of SAGE500 Accounting Software preferred
Ability to be a strong team member, including:
Taking action to promote a positive team climate.
Taking responsibility to contribute to the success of the team.
Being flexible about working on team tasks
Must have a clean NYS driver's license, access to a vehicle, and availability to travel on occasion throughout coverage area (primarily Albany and Rochester).
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. He/she will be required to follow any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential job functions may change when necessary.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer
and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.