Accountant - Grants and Contracts

Housing Works - Brooklyn, NY3.9

Job Overview

Reporting to the Senior Grant Accountant, the Grants and Contract Accountant, assumes responsibility for post award grant accounting thus ensuring compliance with funding source administrative guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, accurate submission of financial reports, A-133 Audit and orderly closure of projects.


Perform the accounting functions related to sponsored grants and other restricted accounts by:
Proposing accounting policies and procedures related to restricted funds for review and implementation by Program Managers.
Assisting Program Managers in the financial reporting and other administrative requirements of their grants/contracts, state
Monitoring/tracking the status of each grant through its program life cycle;
Maintaining the master financial calendar.
Maintaining the master grant file
In charge of preparation, review, and coordination of A-133 Audit work grant related
Prepare invoice/billings/vouchers and draw down funds for the support of restricted fund expenditures.
Prepare grant closing documents
Provide training & workshops to all grant stakeholders on how to more efficiently and effectively manage their respective grants in following board policy, granting agency guidelines, and all applicable federal regulations related to special grants.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Other Responsibilities:
Knowledge of federal regulations related to sponsored grants at local, state, and federal levels.
Knowledge of personal computer based applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Knowledge of general accounting and fiscal management principles
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Attends scheduled meetings and works collaboratively with others to further the Company’s mission.
Demonstrates ethics and complies with Compliance Program
Completes required training hours.

Education/Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
Minimum Four years accounting experience in non-profit grants.
Experience with Grant Management Module in Microsoft Dynamics is highly preferred.
Knowledge of cost accounting and cost funding procedures.
Knowledge of governmental, state, and local accounting and budgeting principles and procedures.
Knowledge of federal grant procedures and reports.
Ability to collect and organize accounting data, interpret its significance, and prepare accurate financial reports.
Ability to present accounting data in a clear and understandable manner to both technical and non-technical users.

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.