Youth Policy Institute

  • Grant Accountant

    Job Locations US-CA-Hollywood
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The grant accountant is the primary source of program financial management.  The grant accountant is responsible for coordinating the preparation, review, and submission of government and foundation financial information.  In addition they will monitor the daily financial performance of all post award grants and contracts to ensure compliance with policies and regulations.  The goal of the grant accountant is to become a financial business partner with each program director.


    • Performs grant-related post award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes and budget modifications.
    • Develop financial forecasts and overviews designed to monitor expenditures and revenues for program.
    • Analyze and explain budget variances and propose possible solutions.
    • Prepare grant funding submissions for government and foundation agencies.
    • Support program with time and effort reporting, ensuring it is complete and in compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Review and monitor subcontracts related to special projects related to program.
    • Ensure that budget and expenditures are in compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Financial liaison for associated program reviews and audits.
    • Assists in grant close-out process.
    • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed.


    • Bachelor's in Business, Accounting, or related field required; extensive field experience may substitute for degree. 
    • Two years accounting or budgetting experience required.
    • Ability to monitor and maintain expenditures and data for multiple projects and budgets with completing deadlines.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skill with strong attention to details.
    • Knowledge of GAAP, business principles, and governmental regulations.
    • Knowledge of fund accounting system preferred or ERP level accounting system experience.
    • Must be technologically savvy and comfortable using a paperless document system.
    • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting, cost principles, and allowable costs.
    • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
    • Ability to design, analyze, and prepare financial reports.
    • Team player, self-starter with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skill with strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with varied members who represent a wide range of interests.
    • Must be able to work independently and exercise considerable discretionary decision-making as it pertains to the financials of the organization.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation. Some travel between program sites may be required.


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