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Grant Accountant

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Position Summary:  The Staff Accountant performs daily processing of Grant accounting to ensure that finances are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner.

Temporary and Full-Time Position Available

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the general ledger 
  • Print and distribute monthly financial reports 
  • Assist with the annual audit with external CPA firm 
  • Provide administrative support in order to ensure effective and efficient office operations
  • Prepare and submit grant invoices.
  • Provide basic financial oversight for funds related to grant projects. 
  • Monitor/track the status of each program through its program life cycle. 
  • Work with grant managers and advise management team on preparing grant budgets for proposals. Once awarded, monitor expenses for allowable uses of grant funds. 
  • Maintain a filing system for all financial documents 
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of all financial files 
  • Record monthly Billing 
  • Record and maintain all Accounts Receivable related to Govt Grant invoices
  • Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures (Related to Grants)
  • Complete Journal entries as needed
  • Perform other related duties as required

Essential skills, experience, licensure, certification:

We are seeking a. The qualifications for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelors Degree in business related field. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 year of (Grants related) accounting experience. 
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented professional
  • Experience with Excel is required. Experience with Financial Edge General Ledger System is desirable.
  • Proficient in the use of accounting systems, spreadsheets, database programs, and on-line resources
  • Demonstrated initiative in problem solving, ability to communicate effectively to members of other departments and meet regular and multiple deadlines, and be able to work in partnership with other staff members to complete projects

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


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