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Senior Grant Accountant in Middletown, CT at SNI Financial

Date Posted: 7/10/2020

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Job Description

As a key member of the grants department, the Senior Grants Accountant helps lead to the financial operations of a grants portfolio of over $20 million that consists of federal, state, and private funders. The Senior Grants Accountant provides seasoned experience and service to firm and its subsidiaries, as well as, guidance, leadership and review of specific tasks to new and less experienced accountants within their respective team. The Senior Grants Accountant is responsible for financial accounting, preparing financial grant reports, helping establish, training others, and updating policies and procedures, preparing grants budgets, understanding and communicating fiscal and requirements and constraints associated with different funders, and working closely with programmatic team members to adjust and monitor budgets as needed. This include preparing and recording asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information. These duties involve the performance of a variety of financial and analytical review and quality assurance activities to ensure compliance with accounting principles, internal, federal and state regulation and policies along with grant financial requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 years in progressively responsible accounting/financial roles including significant experience in grant accounting/procedures
  • Experience in managing Federal and State grants
  • Highly competent technology skills including MS Office - (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Demonstrated ability to take the initiative on defining and completing projects independently without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressures without sacrificing accuracy or customer service.
  • Ability to apply strong leadership and management skills and provide excellent customer service and quality with efficient turnaround times.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with all levels and partner together to improve internal support models related to processing and support for accounting preparation.
  • Ability to handle a complex portfolio of work in an intensive multi-tasking, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Prior demonstrated skills to set priorities and to handle multiple assignments.
  • Solution-focused and adept at overcoming barriers.
  • Preferred skills include experience with Workday financial software, Tableau, previous healthcare experience, previous non-profit experience


  • Assist in developing initial grant budgets, produce financial reports and analyses and ensure full integration with accounting systems of the organization.
  • Prepares and submits financial reports to all awarding agencies.
  • Track outstanding grants for cash-flow forecast and analysis.
  • Prepare journal entries for all grant accounting, including recognition of revenue and receivables as appropriate.
  • Maintain schedules of all restricted grants and reconcile with records and general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Mentoring, training, and coaching other accountants and Accounts Payable within the Finance department
  • Develop and recommend financial controls and systems for new grants and programs as well as monitoring compliance with grant restrictions and reporting.
  • Assist in preparation of other regulatory and/or governmental agency reports including Medicare, Medicaid and section 330 grants.
  • Ensure compliance with OMB circulars applicable to nonprofit organization, such as the "Super Circular". Assist with the development and updating of allocation of indirect costs in accordance with methodology defined in applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Work with the Accounting manager to coordinate the finance department's role in the annual financial, A-133 and 403b audits; works with auditors to ensure federal and state tax filings are completed on a timely basis.
  • Manage implementation of grant accounting within the general ledger.
  • Lead process improvement efforts in workflow, policies, procedures, and data system development to create efficiencies in department processes.
  • Communicates with program managers regarding health of grant budgets, projections for spending, and the need for budget adjustments by grant.
  • Perform advanced level work requiring the analysis, interpretation and audit of fiscal and grant data.
  • Manage and execute financial activities through the execution of the grant lifecycle (pre-award review, grant process monitoring and award closure.)
  • Manage and execute the progress and closeout processes of all grants and contracts including forecasting, budget development and adjustments ensuring that all financial reporting requirements are met and approves the drawdown of appropriate funds.
  • Conduct financial accounting, reporting and reconciliation.
  • Analyze budge spending rates; forecast year-end expenditures and fulfill financial reporting requirements.
  • Versatility to engage in other elements of the finance operation including financial and data analysis, reporting and planning.
  • Special projects as required.