Contracts Accountant

Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc - New Port Richey, FL3.2

Contract$45,000 a year
Starting salary based on experience: $45,000

The Grants/Contracts Accountant will direct all finance-related aspects of grant management including budgeting, reporting, expense tracking and analysis and monitoring on all contracts. This position performs other duties as assigned by the CFO.

  • Working knowledge of Not-For-Profit contract and grants management
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is required
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment
  • Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to facilitate the varied group dynamics that may arise
  • Ability to arrive/report to work on time and ready to work
  • Ability to abide by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect
  • Ability to take guidance and direction from supervisors
  • Ability to abide by core values and mission statement of the agency
  • Strong computer skills required, proficiency with Accounting Software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suites
Specific job responsibilities and goals include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, establish priorities, multi-task, and set/meet deadlines with changing assignments and priorities.
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets for all contracts.
  • Responsible for the monthly billing for contracts. This includes ensuring compliance with expenditures based on the contract and budget constraints and meeting submission deadlines.
  • Enhancing the existing systems and processes to ensure that tracking of expenses that are reimbursable through a specific funding source is done as efficiently as possible.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports, to ensure compliance with contract requirements for contracts. Prepare any internal reports necessary for management to evaluate the program’s effectiveness.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries to record revenue and any revenue related adjustments to accounting ledgers. Journal entries to include that month’s billings, disallowances and accruals. Responsible for internal and external analysis of unit based contracts which include projections to fully utilize contract funding.
  • Coordinate and oversee fiscal response to funding sources’ monitoring.
  • Financial management skills, including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting; understanding non-profit balance sheets and income statements; and accounts receivable; grant/contract time reporting and payroll; month-end closing process.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and work well under pressure, including working with interruptions and deadlines; ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on schedule with attention to detail.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of YFA grants and contracts data; support communication with relevant staff regarding deadlines and deliverables, ensuring complete follow through on all grants and contracts.
  • Reconcile and close out grants/contracts at termination.
  • Maintains knowledge of current federal issues relating to Grants and Single Audits of state, local, government and non-profit organizations; interprets 2 CFR Part 230, OMB A-133 circulars for grants and contracts.
  • Trained and authorized to access protected health information.
Education & Experience: Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in business or related fields, 3 to 5 years of direct experience in cost/grant accounting and non-profit grants management. Preference will be given to an applicant who has extensive working knowledge of accounting software, such as MIP. Must be proficient in Excel.

Physical Requirements: Position requires employee to work with computers daily. Occasional travel in multi-county area may be required. Ability to lift 25 pounds, bend, stand or sit for extended periods of time.