The position is seeking applicants who can perform the work of an accounting generalist and who can also manage the financial aspect of grants. The position includes acting as a liaison between Development and Finance and preparing budgets for programs and grant applications. The Grants & Contracts Accountant is responsible for maintaining the financial recordkeeping of grants and compiling financial data for the preparation of internal reports, compliance records, and grant billings. Success in this role will rely heavily on a strong knowledge of financial & fund accounting, an understanding of federal cost principles, and fiscal requirements for non-profits.
- Manage documentation of all government and donor-restricted contract files and ensure all required fiscal reports and invoices are prepared and submitted timely and in accordance with contract regulations and food bank policies.
- Provide finance administration for the grants process throughout all stages including receiving, assessing, tracking, and assuring that submitted documentation meets all requirements.
- Participate in regular meetings with Development and Programs to review grant budgets and ensure revenue and expenditures are on track.
- Assist Grant Writer in grant funding budgets, applications, and closeout activities.
- Support Client Services and Partner Services in budget assistance for programming.
- Read, review, and understand various government contracts.
- Monitor and perpetually revise the internal Funding Schedule to capture, properly allocate and determine the absorption of grants, government, and restricted donation funds. Prepare cost reports as needed by other departments.
- Interface with third parties during external audits and monitor reviews of various grants, as well as prepare the schedule of federal expenditures for the annual audit and prepare other related items requested by the audit team.
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Non-profit management.
- Must have 3 years of experience in fund and grant accounting, reporting, and compliance.
- Experience in a nonprofit environment with a large variety of stakeholders
- Demonstrate knowledge of GAAP accounting principles, Federal OMB CFR-200 requirements, and G/L reconcilement practices.
- Must have a working knowledge of Accounts Payable and Receivables.
- Must be fully proficient in Excel and ideally Microsoft SharePoint.
- Experience working with accounting software such as QuickBooks.
- Comfortable taking initiative on process improvements.
- Must have excellent organization, time-management, and task-management skills; able to manage competing priorities and remain agile in a constantly changing, deadline-driven environment.
- Impeccable attention to detail; ability to maintain precision in work despite interruptions.
- Ability to establish credibility, trust, and partnership at all levels of the organization.
- Critical thinker with highly developed planning, analytical, creative resolution, and research skills.
- Ability to handle confidential information with great sensitivity.
- Commitment to Feeding South Florida’s Mission and Values.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS
- Hours of Operation: Although organization hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., this position may work closer to 45-50 hours per week, especially during peak times such as holiday seasons, growing seasons, and disaster response. After-hours business work is required occasionally throughout the year.
- Environment: Involves activities in an office setting and some exposure to our warehouse environments. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
- Travel: FSF serves four counties so there is often same-day travel between the counties, using a personal vehicle, and occasional out-of-town travel for meetings, conferences, or special events.
- OSHA Standards Lifting requirements are 25 pounds and when lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds, use two or more people to lift the load.
Feeding South Florida (FSF) is a member of the Feeding America network and the leading domestic hunger relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. As one of the largest food banks in the Feeding America network, FSF is responsible for serving 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. A four-star rated organization by Charity Navigator, FSF is one of the most efficient nonprofits nationally; over 98 percent of all donations are put back into the community.
FSF values service above all else. We’re looking for innovative and strategic thinkers who are committed to improving the lives of those around them. FSF “Friendly Food Bankers” embrace the enormity of our role in the community and know that serving others comes before any one individual. Friendly Food Bankers have compassion, dedication, act with integrity, and are committed to stewardship and inclusion.
**Full medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K matching contribution, Paid Time Off (PTO); a diverse team that is representative of the community we serve; continuous learning opportunities; a high-performance culture that will help challenge and grow your skill set.
Salary: $58,000 - $60,000 yearly
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace/ADA Compliant