Grants/Compliance Manager

April 29, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

    Reporting to the COO and working closely with the Acting Executive Director and the Executive VP for Programs, the Grants/Compliance Manager is a senior position responsible for ensuring that NFP grants are developed, articulated, monitored, reported, and completed in full compliance with internal NFP policies and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/cfr) and any other conditions set by government grant awards.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist with budget preparations, budget narratives, and capability statements, and compile and analyze budget submissions and certifications
    • Support and guide NFP on contract negotiations, legal clauses, and payment terms
    • Review award documents (agreement, budget, statement of work; other contract and grant requirements) to ensure award setup is accurate and complete in the financial records and bookkeeping system.
    • Analyze project expenditures to ensure costs are allowable, allocable, reasonable and consistently handled as directed by the CFR and related Federal regulations.
    • Review requests for procurement of goods and services to ensure compliance with NFP policies as well as with the 2CFR 200 as applicable. 
    • Ensure expenditures billed to grants are in compliance.
    • Verify accuracy of financial information and cost charges to grant-funded projects, including correct coding and account reasonableness.
    • Monitor the monthly budget versus actual expenditures, troubleshoot as needed; update budgets to reflect funding changes; provide audit support and on-site verification as needed.
    • Ensure donor requests and modifications are resolved, recorded and documented.
    • Request reimbursements from awarding agencies in a timely manner and follow up on accounts receivable.
    • Apply efficient procedures for closing grants. 
    • Ensure award files and spreadsheets are up to date, comprehensive, and always “handover ready”. 
    • Act as the primary point of contact between NFP and awarding agencies and/or sub-grantees in any discussion of billing, compliance and reporting.
    • Help facilitate payments to partners and sub-awards.
    • Contribute to the quarterly, biannual and annual reports.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum 2-4 years of experience managing US government grant awards, preferably with an international development organization
    • Firsthand knowledge of cost accounting methods and procedures, and auditing principles and practices
    • Proven track record of teamwork at nonprofit organizations, and proficiency in written and verbal communication 
    • Ability to work independently and deliver tasks on deadline
    • Ability to interpret, communicate and summarize audit findings and risks to non-financial professionals, including to the NFP board, as needed
    • Grant audit experience and knowledge of Assistance Awards (grants or cooperative agreements).

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
    • Experience in nonprofit financial analysis and financial reporting
    • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Advanced Excel skills
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • CPA preferred

    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    • Work may be performed in the office in person, or remotely by prior arrangement.

    How to Apply

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