Grants Accountant

Full time Full day
Adamsville, AL

SUMMARY: The Grant Accountant performs the accounting and financial service functions for programs funded by grants or special revenue and verifies budget proposals for grant applications. The position will also answer inquiries from external auditors and federal, state and local agencies concerning grant information and to effectively communicate complex financial issues to finance team, auditors, and the granting agencies. In addition, provides fiscal service and support the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


1. Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes, reconciliations, re-budgeting and grant closeout functions required

2. Prepare accurate and timely financial reports as required

3. Prepare accurate and timely financial reports on grants for internal management purposes.

4. Work with the CFO on cash flow forecasts for programs.

5. Review invoices and provide account codes, when appropriate, for proper accounting.

6. Produce budget and expense analysis report

7. Prepare and distribute periodic invoices for project reimbursement.

8. Review monthly financial results and communicate with appropriate program staff the financial position of the program.

9. Coordinate with the Accountant to process journal entries to various projects if needed.

10. Ensure compliance of grants and contributions with Standard ASC-606, internal policies/procedures and donor rules/regulations.

11. Plans, organizes, and coordinates the centralized accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio, including: preparing annual and project budgets, forecasting revenue, estimating any carry-over of funds from one year to the next

12. Researches issues, prepares invoices/ billings and collects funds for the support of restricted fund expenditures

13. Develops positive working relationships to foster a collaborative environment for grant coordination and oversight

14. Computes, prepares and submits the annual indirect cost rate. Applies indirect costs.

15. Attends professional development training and stay abreast of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and their applicability to grant management related audit, federal regulations, state laws and District policies, and any workshops or seminars on grants or special revenues

16. Maintains grant fiscal records and database

17. Complete weekly orders including Central Supply Inventory.

18. Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.

At least 2 years of general accounting experience or equivalent experience managing grants.


Ability to prioritize and self-direct, analyze situations, identify situations where appropriate to make decisions

Working knowledge of federal and state regulations related to area of responsibility.

Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental accounting

Skill in researching, analyzing and evaluating complex financial data

Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Detail oriented.

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to provide a high level of customer service and establish and maintain effective interdepartmental communications and relationships

Proficiency in various computer applications including comprehensive databases, spreadsheets and word processing software.

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