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Contracts/Grant Accountant

Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$51,822 ($26.57/ hr)
Benefits:Full time employees receive a generous benefits package
Employment Type:Full Time
Program:Admin
Description:Founded in 1971 by lodgers of Bowery flophouses who wanted to improve their lives, BRC is today a leading provider of housing and services to well over ten thousand of New York City's neediest individuals. Offering a hand up, not a hand out, BRC asks: What can we do for you? BRC sees the potential in each person it serves and provides each the opportunity to find it through a robust continuum of housing and nonresidential programs offering health, mental health, treatment for addictions, vocational services, elder services, and supportive communities in which to live. Today BRC operates a continuum of 27 programs throughout New York, with a fiscal year 2012 budget of $54 million, over 600 employees, and hundreds more registered volunteers.

Duties:POSITION: Contracts/Grant Accountant

HOURS:Full-time, 35 hours per week Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Director of Contracts & Budget, the Contracts/Grant Accountant is primarily responsible for the contract budgets and claims of assigned programs within BRC.

•Review grant expenses and verifies compliance with contract or grant requirements;
•Identify and review variances between actual and budgeted expenditures in both nature and amounts;
•Process contract billings;
•Maintain budgets in accounting systems;
•Work with program directors and appropriate staff in preparing budget analysis and projections, budget modifications and renewals;
•Assist in preparation of agency-wide annual budget;
•Maintain complete and accurate contract files;
•Ensure proper use of account numbers and train program staff on proper coding and allocations;
•Prepare reports to program heads and funding sources;
•Prepare necessary journal entries and/or adjustments for monthly close;
•Prepare grant-related and other required schedules and work with auditors;
•Reconcile general ledger accounts as assigned;
•Other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

•BS/BA in Accounting required
•Two years of grants accounting experience preferred
•Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
•Microsoft Solomon (Dynamics SL) workin knowledge preferred
•Knowledge of New York State Consolidated Financial Reporting System (CFRS) software preferred
•Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word


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