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Position: Grant Accountant
Type:EMP Employee
Reports To:Grant Accounting Manager
Location:2 Lafayette Street

The Grant Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of complete and accurate accounting records for the grants assigned.


• Conducts monthly budget review in order to effectively manage the financial activities of each grant to assure that all activities fall within funder and agency guidelines. • Prepares budget analysis and projections for cost-based grants and coordinates with program in meeting objectives for performance-based grants. Ensures that budget module is up to date and accurate. • Responsible for the preparation of financial reports for submission to funding sources. • Prepares budget proposals, modification and renewal budgets. • Establishes audit schedule and coordinates funder audit. Prepares plan for corrective action, as needed. • Maintain complete and accurate grant files. • Process requests for advances on new contracts. • Reconcile receivables and income earned from public and private sources. • Prepare and process salary and otps allocation changes. • Train program staff on proper coding of expenditures and ensure proper coding of expenses. • Reconcile and close grants on a timely basis. • Prepare cash flow projection of service income. • Prepare cost analysis and projection for development fund raising activities. • Assist with, and approve equipment purchases • Responsible for timely transfer of expenditures between funds, cost allocations and other schedules. • Attends trainings, in order to be informed of any changes in funders’ requirements. • Undertakes special projects as assigned.


• Strong oral and written communication skills are required. • Also an advanced knowledge of Excel and Word are needed. • The ability to work within strict time constraints and be able to manage multiple tasks at the same time is essential. • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is required. • A minimum of one to three years accounting experience is required Desirable: • At least one year of previous grant experience is preferred. • 1-3 years of accounting experience, preferably working in the not for profit environment All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance. If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.

Education:Bachelor's Degree
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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