Grant Accounting Manager

American Friends Service Committee

About the organization

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.


The Grant Accounting Manager will work closely with Regional Controllers, the Director, Financial Analysis and Budgeting and the Chief Financial Officer as well as the Grants Unit within the AFSC Development Department. The work of the Grant Accounting Manager will support grant budget submissions, grant budget revisions and post-award grant monitoring and internal and funder-required reporting. The Grants Unit is currently responsible for a portfolio of approximately 100 domestic and international grants, amounting to approximately $5 million annually.

Summary of Principal Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director, Financial Analysis and Budgeting, the Grant Accounting Manager works with Regional Controllers, support units, and program units across the organization to ensure compliance with AFSC’s grant submission practices and processes and post-award financial monitoring, reporting and compliance.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.

Experience: Five or more years’ experience in nonprofit accounting with heavy concentration on grant submissions and post-award monitoring and reporting, or a minimum five years equivalent experience.

Other Required Skills and Abilities:

Excellent critical thinking and project management skills;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: comfortable speaking and presenting in a group setting;
Ability to understand and interpret financial reports, analyze financial data for monitoring adherence to AFSC and funder-specified guidelines;
Solid organizational skills and the ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and the ability to prioritize a multi-faceted workload under strict deadlines, sometimes with limited guidance;
Flexibility, patience, and the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and the willingness to meet unexpected demands with a positive attitude;
Excellent computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel in particular);
Demonstrated experience in database management desired, Salesforce experience preferred. Knowledge of similar database software desirable;
Attentiveness to detail and accuracy in budgeting, accounting, reporting, and writing;
Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while working with highly confidential information;


Salary Range starts at $54,416

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