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Grants Accountant

Rockford, IL

Posted: 04/05/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: A -Professional Job Number: R 761084229 Pay Rate: $60000-84000 / year

Job Description

Rockford not-for-profit organization is currently seeking a Grants Accountant. The Grants Accountant will report to the Finance Director and will assist in the financial aspects of grant development and reporting along with support for all accounting functions. The role requires a highly organized individual with strong attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to multi-task. The principal duties of this position are performed in a general office environment.
ResponsibilitiesAmong other duties as assigned, the Grants Accountant will:
  1. Work 100% in-person in the Rockford Office
  2. Be responsible for setting up and implementing processes to manage, track, and report the staff time and cost allocation to grants and offices
  3. Identify the specific requirements of grants which require data collection, tracking, and reporting
  4. Work with Finance Director, Fiscal Manager, Lead Grants Accountant and other Grants Accountant to understand and document the unique features of grants which require special reporting
  5. Interact with attorneys in the field offices to understand how they are setting up their time recording/reporting for grant and office purposes
  6. Work with the grants department to determine the budget and reporting requirements of any new and existing grants
  7. Analyze grants to ascertain if the budgets are accurate for the work we are expected to perform
  8. Prepare projections at key time periods in specific grants to ensure fulfilling the grant criteria/obligations
  9. Train new staff on grant reporting protocols as related to financial aspects of the grants
  10. Work with Finance Director, Fiscal Manager, and other Grants Accountant to develop a streamlined process for transferring financial grant data to accounting software
  11. Participate in the annual audit as needed
  12. Provide back-up on other accounting functions, such as payroll, procurement, accounts payable and receivable, and benefits administration
  1. Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with 3 years of relevant experience required
  2. Strong computer competency is essential, including the ability to use Access and the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel
  3. Familiarity with database software and proven track record of creating and modifying software to produce results
  4. Experience in working with state and federal grants and the financial controls related to such grants preferred
  5. Some travel is necessary; valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation is required
Please apply directly to the Grants Accountant role or contact Rachel with any questions at or 815-997-1417.

Meet Your Recruiter

Rachel Thomann
VP, FurstProfessionals

Year Started: 2011

I wanted to be a physical therapist when I grew up.


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