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Grants and Accounting Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Reporting to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO), the Grants and Accounting Manager will be primarily responsible for full-cycle grants management and reporting.  The Grants and Accounting Manager will additionally support other finance and accounting responsibilities including budgeting, month-end and year-end close activities, annual audit and 990 preparation, and special projects and analyses as required.  

The Grants and Accounting Manager will ensure that the proper tools, systems and procedures are developed and in place to best support both the programs areas and the organization as a whole.  


Grants Management

•    Manage the financial components of the full grants cycle including proposal budgets, monthly reporting and analysis, and periodic and final funder reports.
•    Assist program directors in managing programmatic funding through ongoing analysis of revenue and expense projections.
•    Work closely with program departments to identify and raise issues and recommend solutions including for funding gaps, burn rates, and grants compliance.  
•    Serve as a liaison to program departments in understanding fully program objectives and challenges.
•    Raise programmatic issues and recommend solutions to the CFAO and other senior leaders as required.  
•    Manage the monthly program reporting cycle.  This includes:  preparing monthly reports for each program area; analyzing monthly program actual to budget results and trends; leading monthly meetings with program directors to review results; adjusting program financial information through journal entries in the general ledger system.
•    Provide ongoing support as required to program areas to include special analyses and reporting.

Other Finance and Accounting Support 

•    Support hands-on accounting and analysis needs to include the month-end and year-end accounting close processes.   This includes preparing accruals, performing account reconciliations, researching discrepancies, performing analyses, running reports, and serving as an accounting resource for other related work.
•    Assist in the annual budgeting and planning process for the organization to include quarterly reforecasts of full year estimated results.
•    As required, support the CFAO in the preparation of reports and analyses for the Board of Directors’ meetings.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.    


•    Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; CPA and/or MBA a plus.
•    6+ years of grants management experience in a complex non-profit organization with a variety of funding sources including foundation and federal grants.
•    Strong experience in full-cycle grants management to include proposals, reporting and analysis, and funder reports.
•    A solid understand of GAAP including reporting and revenue recognition.
•    Nonprofit accounting experience with detailed knowledge of nonprofit financial statements and restricted and unrestricted transactions.
•    Hands-on general ledger experience including journal entries, reporting, and data extraction.
•    Experience analyzing complex data and researching findings.  
•    Advanced Excel and data manipulation skills. 
•    Solid experience coordinating budgeting and financial reporting activities.
•    Keen problem solving skills.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data. 

Salary:  $85K-$90K.

Application Instructions:
Please provide a resume and cover letter detailing how your experience fits our organizational needs.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.   Please no phone calls/emails.

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

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