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Grant Accountant

Sacramento, CA 95833

Posted: 05/20/2024 Employment Type: Contract to Full Time Industry: Banking Job Number: 1682452

Job Description

We are recruiting an experienced Grant Accountant to join a thriving philanthropic foundation in the Sacramento area. The Grant Accountant plays a key role in the accounting and financial reporting of government and non-profit grants and contracts. Our client offers a hybrid schedule and once converted, excellent benefits including low cost medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, Life and AD&D, Work Life Balance Employee Assistance Program, Working Advantage Discount Program and 401(k).  This is a temporary position with strong potential for permanent placement.  Pay: $39.40/hour.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience with grant accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting within a non-profit organization.

Recruiter contact: Becca Brock | 916-925-2300 |

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with finance and program staff to develop budgets for awarded grants and contracts funded from private foundations or government agencies.

  • Develop and maintain multi-year grant and contract budgets reports in SAGE Intacct.

  • Create multi-year grant reporting in SAGE Intacct and Adaptive.

  • Financial reporting for reimbursement of expenses.

  • Review invoices for reimbursement by internal deadline to meet funder’s requirement.

  • Make sure all expenses have been posted to the general ledger.

  • Ensure payroll allocation is accurate and agrees with the grant budget.

  • Post entries to record direct, indirect revenue and grants receivable.

  • Post entries to record recognition of deferred revenue.

  • Reconcile all totals to approved budget before finalizing invoice.

  • Route invoice in Concur for payment after compliance review and approval.

  • Track compliance reports then make it available to the funder.

  • Financial reporting for actual grant expenses.

  • Review financial reports of partners by internal deadline to meet funder’s requirement.

  • Ensure all expenses have been posted to the general ledger.

  • Include additional expenses not reported in the prior financial report.

  • Reconcile all totals to general ledger before finalizing financial report.

  • Prepare budget modification when required.

  • Give final financial report or budget modification to program leadership.

  • Reconcile multi-year grant report to financial report totals.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years nonprofit accounting experience, specifically in grant budgeting and reporting.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field preferred, 4 years of progressive accounting experience, including 1 year as a grant accountant can be used in lieu of a degree.

  • Must be proficient in accounting software including SAGE Intacct, Salesforce, Concur, Adaptive and advance in MS Excel.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret proposals, reports, journals entries, financial and database reports, grant agreements, contracts, and memos.

  • Ability to compose business correspondence.

  • Ability to collaborate with partners, grantees, contractors and members of the community.

  • Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.

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