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Senior Grants Accountant

Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative Omaha, NE

Job Description

The Senior Grants Accountant is responsible for grant accounting for various government, corporate and private foundation grants supporting Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative and partner agencies. This position will play a key role in supporting the full cycle grant process, providing leadership to the accounting department related to the financial management and related compliance requirements for grants. This position will also play a supportive role across departments to ensure grant compliance and the timely submission of all reporting. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct financial management of restricted funds by ensuring expenditures are allowable, allocable, and reasonable and in compliance with the granting agency’s requirements, regulations, and administrative guidelines.
  • Assist the CFO in the preparation and submission of annual grant budgets and financial reports and invoices for grants and contracts, meeting various deadlines. 
  • Organize tracking and documentation of grant allocations, payments, and expenditures.
  • Manage the grant disbursement process and reconciliation of fund balance to the general ledger.
  • Prepare required financial information related to grants necessary for audits.
  • Perform general grant related accounting activities, including reconciliations, assisting the Controller during the audit and journal entries during the month end close.
  • Work across departments to meet all donor requirements towards ensuring prompt reporting and meeting deadlines.
  • Assist with timely and accurate month-end and year-end closing related to grants.  
  • Recordkeeping and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports related to grants.
  • Provide information to support grants, programs, and other donor related activity.  
  • Provide support to NECC team members during the grant research and application process.
  • Provide support to CFO and executive leadership in solving any problems that arise with grants and contracts.
  • Perform various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provide general ledger support related to grants.
  • Maintain grant fiscal databases, records, reports, and files in an organized manner.
  • Stay up to date on federal rules and regulations by attending conferences and webinars.
  • Perform other related duties as directed within the project guidelines established.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance public administration or business administration.  
  • Minimum three years’ experience in non-profit or government grant financial administration required.
  • Experience in federal Office of Head Start grant administration preferred.
  • Experience in other areas of accounting; payables, receivables or payroll preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required.

We offer COMPETITIVE PAY and a GREAT BENEFITS package that includes;

  • Paid Time Off - 3 weeks during 1st year, 4 weeks beginning on 1st anniversary. 
  • Paid Holidays (9 during 2020-21 school year) PLUS
  • Paid Winter Break (usually 2 weeks)
  • Paid Snow Days (when OPS is closed for inclement weather)
  • Summer Friday Hours
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability & Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment Insurance 100% paid by employer
  • Flexible Spending Account - Medical 
  • Dependent Care - Flexible Spending Account
  • 403b Retirement Plan with 6% employer match FULLY VESTED beginning on your first day
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Continuing Education and Professional Development
  • Casual Dress Code (you can wear jeans to work)

NECC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Job Details

Date Posted July 13, 2020
Date Closes August 12, 2020
Address 3200 N. 30th Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Fiscal Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Monday through Friday
Hours 40+ hours per week
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 43-3031.00 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Zipcode 68111
Name Julie Fry
Address 3200 N 30th Street, Suite 200
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68111
Phone 531-999-3025
FAX 531-999-3901

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Casual Dress
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement

This job requires the following skills

  • Microsoft - Excel
  • Microsoft - Word
  • Peoplesoft
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
  • General Ledger
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Blackbaud
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