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Grant Accountant

Created 2/5/2021 by Wyatt Hermanson
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The primary objective of the position is to support the accounting and financial service functions for programs funded by grants or special revenue. This position performs accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to: processing semi-monthly payroll, preparing financial projections and budgets; reviewing/monitoring individual grants and transactions for compliance with private, local, state and federal fund requirements; managing billing and collections; making journal entries; and preparing financial and other reports for granting authorities.

Salary range - $64,000 - $70,000

* salary is based on the applicants Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Could This Be Your Dream Job?

Are you interested in working for a mission driven organization where employees really do believe in the mission and help each other to achieve it? Do you enjoy working with numbers and spreadsheets? Do you like ensuring everything is in balance? Does helping drive to organization’s results by assisting program staff to understand and manage their budgets interest you? If you answered yes to these questions please read on to learn more:

 The Typical Day May Include…

  • Reviewing weekly accounts payable batches for payment.
  • Processing semi-monthly payroll including posting time and journal entries to general ledger.
  • Reconcile various financial records including contract expenditures, total expenditures to funding contracts and the balance sheet.
  • Creating funder invoices.
  • Set up and maintenance of employee and project records in the financial system.
  • Review funding contract documents to evaluate necessary system setup to capture costs for billing.
  • Work cross-functionally with other work teams such as; Human Resources, and Legal/Contracts. 
  • Maintain procedures manual.
  • Respond to financial questions from NEEA staff and Funders.
  • Provide backup for the Controller.
  • Assist the Accounts Payable Clerk with invoicing questions.

 What Are You Good At?

  • Top performers will be excited about managing priorities, as well as meeting deadlines while remaining focused in an environment with multiple priorities in an exciting yet somewhat complex organization.  You will enjoy working with staff at all levels within the organization who manage project budgets but may not have a financial background.  Motivated and dedicated to work with cross-functional teams, such as Human Resources, to create a positive employee experience for all staff. 

 You Likely Have The Following:

  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to work with staff at all levels within the organization.
  • Can-do attitude with ability to understand how to prioritize and plan work activities while remaining flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic.
  • Strong work ethic and drive to get things finished in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness regardless the size or complexity of the task.
  • Ability to collect and synthesize data to support decision making. Ability to spot and communicate patterns, trends, and inaccuracies. 
  • You are energized and motivated by non-profit work and NEEA’s mission.

Your Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting, or equivalent education/experience required.
  • At least 5-6 years of accounting, bookkeeping and payroll experience preferably in a not-for-profit setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government regulations, policies and procedures relevant to grants/contracts.
  • Prior experience with enterprise financial and budget systems. Experience with NetSuite and Adaptive Insights preferred.
  • Prior experience with an all-inclusive HRIS/Payroll software. Experience with Paycom preferred. 
  • Minimum one year of professional experience performing customer service activities or equivalent experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful performance of the essential job duties.
To apply: https://neea.org/careers 
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