Sr. Grant Accountant

Country: United States of America
Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 16 Aug 2021

ABA ROLI Sr Grant Accountant reviews, processes and records grant activities for multiple and/or complex domestic and international grants.

Reviews accounting transaction for potential charging against grants for an assigned set of countries and ensures compliance with grantor, government or private entities, and appropriate rules, regulations, and/or grant provisions. Reviews inquiries from Grant Accountants and provides interpretation on allowability. May also provide an initial assessment as to whether non-allowable expenses will be written off and charged to General Revenue. Prepares and uploads journal entries for monthly cash actuals for program related expenses (e.g., field reports, in-kind contributions, reclassifications, write-offs, etc.). Runs and/or develops management pipeline reports and general ledgers on a monthly basis and adds other committed funds and provides program managers and field staff with reports on cash burn and remaining funding of specific grants. Prepares government reports (e.g., SF425) and private donor reports either on a standardized reporting schedule or on an ad hoc basis. Prepares, submits, and follows up on wire transfers and/or direct deposit. Assists Grant Accountants with more complex interactions and negotiations with Country Directors and program staff.

Collaborates with Field Finance Managers from assigned countries/grants on expense inquiries, supporting materials, expense allowability, policies, additional awards, and general inquiries.

Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting. At least five years’ experience reviewing financial transactions against grant provisions to determine allowability of such transactions. At least five years’ experience interpreting and applying grant rules and regulations from government entities (e.g., OMB circulars) and/or private donors. At least one year experience working with an ERP financial reporting tool in a grantor or grantee environment.

Intermediate-level skill in the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in a language of a host country for which support is provided. Previous experience interacting with program support staff, donors, and/or grantors.

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