Company: American Farmland Trust
Posted on: January 16, 2022
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that
takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land
itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the
farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980,
AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of
agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming
practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of
farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that
increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a
pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven
by agriculture's most pressing needs and opportunities.We believe
diversity drives innovation. We are inclusive. We embrace
differences. We recognize and respect the fundamental value and
dignity of all our employees. We celebrate the unique traditions,
heritages, and experiences our employees bring to the workplace. We
are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that
promotes and values diversity, and where everyone feels empowered
to bring their authentic selves to work every day.We provide equal
employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, expression or identity, national origin, age,
disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,
American Farmland Trust complies with applicable state and local
laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in
which we have facilities. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation, and training.DescriptionReporting directly
to the Controller, the Grant Accountant has responsibility for
maintaining financial, accounting and grant support services to
meet the needs of the organization and the donor. And performing
the accounting and financial functions for programs funded by
federal and non-federal grants.As an integral part of the AFT
finance team, the grant accountant is responsible for the
operations of post-award grant administration and related
accounting duties. Working closely with the program offices and the
finance team, the grant accountant focuses on compliance, reporting
and variance analysis functions, the actual vs. budget reporting,
reviewing/monitoring of grants and transactions for compliance with
all federal and non-federal requirements, billing and collections,
journal entries, and financial grant reporting.What You'll Be
- Responsible for grant management and timely submission of
required grant reports.
- Prepare accurate financial reports to funders as required.
Includes SF-425s and SF-270s as needed.
- Prepare financial reports on projects for internal management.
Communicate monthly financial results to the program staff,
informing them the financial position of the project and award
- Coordinate with Controller to perform reconciliations and
process journal entries.
- Process labor distribution changes, reconciliations, and grant
- Track and monitor match fund requirements and progress on
- Support annual audit as well as grant/project audits.
- Ensure compliance of grants with AFT policies/procedures, donor
rules/regulations including USDA requirements.
- Compile year-end reports, work papers to support annual audit
and any grant audit.
- Stay abreast of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
circulars and their applicability to grant management.This is not
necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities,
duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While
this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job,
management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that
other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals'
- Thorough understanding of all accounting functional areas.
Experience with accounting computer systems, software, and
- Advanced proficiency in financial, accounting, and spreadsheet
(Excel) programs, proficient in word processing (Word) programs.
Intacct experience is required.
- Customer service skills will be invaluable in this
- Strong, verbal, written, analytical and organizational
- High level of ethics, integrity, transparency, and
trustworthiness. Keeps commitments, maintains confidentiality.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple
- Demonstrates thoroughness and success with detail work.
- Results-focused: maintains productivity with minimal direction
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate
effectively with individuals, teams and committees.Education &
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
Administration required. CPA and/or MBA highly desirable.
- 5+ years' experience in a non-profit organizationWhy you should
- Be a part of a purpose-driven, committed, knowledgeable,
high-performing, experienced and fun team
- A diverse and inclusive work environment
- A cause and mission you can be proud of
- Competitive compensation & Benefits
- Remote work opportunities
- Flexible schedulingReady to apply? If this job sounds like a
fit for you, then click on the 'apply' button below.
Keywords: American Farmland Trust, Washington DC , Grant Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Washington, DC
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