SUMMARY: The Woods Hole Research Center seeks a full-time Grants Accountant to work in the Center’s Finance office. The Grants Accountant role encompasses a unique blend of responsibilities, including: grants accounting, monthly/quarterly reconciliations, internal reporting, and monitoring the Center's compliance with award-specific rules and regulations. This position assists with monthly general ledger and grant closing, journal entries and works with Scientists and managers on grant reporting.
The successful candidate will:
Maintain and update Project (grant) files both on paper and within Microsoft Dynamics Project Controller module
Invoice relevant agencies/institutions and prepare drawdown requests.
Track cash receipt summaries and follow-up on outstanding invoices and grant receipts, as needed.
Manage payments for subcontracts: track invoices, ensure that requests are within the guidelines of existing agreements, and coordinate contract renewals/extensions.
Manage payments for consultants: track invoices, ensure that requests are within the guidelines of existing agreements, and coordinate contract renewals/extensions.
Prepare and post advances and receivables journal entries.
Reconcile Center’s checking accounts and petty cash
Prepare monthly project closing journal entries
Aid Liaisons in preparation of monthly budget-to-actual grant reports for Principle Investigators
Assist in preparation for annual Center and NICRA audits and Center tax returns.
Provide financial analysis support for special projects, as needed.
Maintain fixed asset ledger and perform year-end physical inventory.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
Minimum 3 years’ experience in non-profit/fund accounting
Experience with general Foundation grants, and in US Government grants and contracts under OMB Uniform Guidance
Working knowledge of internal controls in a non-profit environment
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel, familiarity with non-profit accounting software, strong attention to detail
Must be able to work independently, with a high degree of organization.
Ability to maintain congenial, professional, and confidential relationships with the entire staff and external contacts.
Preferred Qualifications, Education, and Experience
Ability to work independently through financial statements
Desired Start Date: November, 2018.
Application Deadline: November 16, 2018 or until filled.
Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried,exempt position. WHRC offers a very competitive salary as well as a generous benefit package.
Application Instructions:To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “CRGA18” in the subject line.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: CRGA18
About Woods Hole Research Center
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is a private, non-profit research organization and acclaimed leader in addressing the great global environmental issues of our time through science and policy. Its core focus is to conduct high quality scientific research, and policy analysis/implementation, on environmental and economic issues. A leader in its field, WHRC has 60 staff members, and attracts some of today’s top experts on global environment issues. For four years running, WHRC has been ranked the world’s #1 climate change think tank by the International Center for Climate Governance.
WHRC has an annual operating budget of $11M, and FY18 is on track to be the most successful fundraising year in the organization’s history. Philanthropic support is vital and allows WHRC to develop and inform worldwide policies and scientific strategies in response to climate change. The Center conducts research throughout the Amazon, the Arctic, central Africa, and North America, and collaborates with a wide variety of partners to understand the causes and impacts of climate change and to implement more science-based policies. Dollars r...aised support complex worldwide research, education and policy formulation in the areas of arctic warming, tropical deforestation, conservation and restoration. Approximately 40% of the Center’s funding currently comes from competitive federal research grants awarded to the scientists. The Center also receives significant programmatic support from private foundations and individuals. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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