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Grants Finance Specialist

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Full time, Exempt position: Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm. Occasional weekend or evening hours may be assigned as needed.

Salary Range:

  • 1-2 years experience: $42,000 - $45,000
  • 2-3 years experience: $45,000 - $50,000
  • 4+ years experience: $50,000 - $63,000

Job Summary

The Grants Finance Specialist performs a wide range of contract/grant administration functions to assist the Executive Director, Financial Director and Programs Manager in all phases of the financial management process of a variety of federal, state and private grants and programmatic budgets.


Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate financial and grants management activities for a variety of federal, state and private grants received by the agency
  • Serve as liaison with Program Managers and Coordinators for efficient management of grant finances across multiple program areas
  • Monitor and review expenditures for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness to ensure compliance with funder requirements and policies
  • Update internal policies and procedures as grant terms or regulations change or as new grants are received or expire
  • Prepare internal and external financial reports, budget revisions, and budget analyses
  • Ensure appropriate rates of spending of grant awards and communicate needed changes
  • Determine allocation of staff time and indirect costs corresponding to grant funding and ensure accurate documentation
  • Assist management team and Program Coordinators in solving complex accounting and financial problems
  • Monitor for federal regulation compliance and/or other funder policy/procedure compliance
  • Monitor fiscal compliance by subcontractors and sub-recipients
  • Ensure internal controls of obligations of federal funds, maintain good working relationships with federal partners and federal auditors, provide documentation as well as answer questions related to grants
  • Support price analysis, negotiation, and the appropriate use of funds in grant awards
  • Create and maintain audit files for program compliance and validate Coordinators’ audit files
  • Execute final review of awards and complete close-out documents
  • Perform duties independently and support Program and Grant Coordinators to distribute and manage a high volume of workload
  • May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff
  • May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Respond to a broad range of inquiries and requests
  • Act as a representative of the ACCC in public forums in a positive, knowledgeable, and professional manner



  • Post-high school education in any of the following areas: accounting, finance, public or business administration, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related areas
  • Experience in any of the areas above including responsibility for any of the following functions:
    • Fiscal or accounting systems analysis
    • Budget development, analysis, and administration
    • Cost/benefit accounting and/or analysis
    • Design and/or development of accounting control and reporting systems
    • Financial auditing
    • Fiscal records, management; or related areas
    • Post-award grant management
  • Knowledgeable of Federal grants laws, regulations, and policies and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)
  • Ability to build grant processes and procedures to improve budget control and reporting systems
  • Experience in grant financial analysis and ability to provide technical assistance and recommendations to meet the intent of a grant
  • Ability to train entry level staff on budget preparation and analysis, reimbursement request procedures, and other grant finance tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Detail oriented and good at execution
  • Comfortable in a multicultural workplace and working with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and taking initiative with new challenges in an often fast-paced work environment



  • Monthly accruing health and wellness reimbursement
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, 2% employer contribution after 1 year
  • 16 paid holidays, including 3 floating personal holidays
  • Infant-at-Work Program
  • Vacation Time: 80 hours per year in first year of employment
  • Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave, and Civic Leave
  • Paid Family Leave after 1 year
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace