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Grant Accountant

Creative Financial Staffing

This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted May 8, 2021.

Grant Accountant – local non-profit!

About the Company and Opportunity:

  • This mission-driven non-profit continues to set the standard of excellence in servicing their clients by providing culturally appropriate care to vulnerable people in their community.
  • Some of the employee reviews say things like:

    • ‘If you like being a part of a community and really making a difference in lives of people then {company} is a great place to dedicate your career to.’
    • ‘Everyone may be doing different things, but we are all working together towards one goal and that’s pretty great.’

  • The Grant Accountant will assist with all grant accounting tasks as well as assist with special projects.
  • They should have the ability to absorb new information and adapt to change quickly.

Overview of the Grant Accountant role:

  • Proactively monitor program use of grant and contract funds to ensure optimization of resources and program completion.
  • Maintain continual understanding of grant and contract funding sources and budgets, including interdependencies and compliance requirements.
  • Works with program teams in enhancing their understanding of financial implications of programmatic and operational decisions.
  • Grant Reporting:

    • Review General Ledger Entries for allocating expenses to funders including: payroll and related expenses, indirect cost expenses and large events.
    • Prepare monthly reconciliation of general ledger to funder reports and invoices.
    • Regularly review expenses allocated to grants and contracts to confirm allowable expenses based on approved budget.
    • Prepare supporting documentation for reports required by federal grants and other funders.
    • Assist with responding to grant audit requests and other funder requests.

  • Assist with preparing grant budget proposals and narratives, budget revisions, and continuation and carry over requests.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a minimum of 2 years accounting experience, including experience with fund accounting.
  • Ability to absorb new information and adapt to change rapidly.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Prior experience in administering federal grants a plus.

Timing is everything. Whether you are aggressively in a job search or simply passive for the ideal position, we would like to have the chance to share our opportunities with you. We specialize in placement for accounting and finance professionals. Many of our positions are not posted on the internet. Please contact me for more information about this role as well as other opportunities.

Contact Laura King [email protected]

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