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Are you a goal-oriented problem solver who enjoys working with data? Do you have outstanding attention to detail, organizational and analytical skills?  Do you want your work to help create positive change in our community?

 United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) is seeking a Grants Accountant who is comfortable with deadlines and has exceptional data analysis skills.  This is a full-time salaried position that includes benefits with a salary range of $65,000-$70,000.


What You'll Do


Grant Management: United Way manages funding from various federal, state and private sources in order to carry out our mission. The Grants Accountant ensures compliance with administrative and fiscal requirements in grant contracts.  You will analyze grant agreements to understand financial reporting requirements, budget restrictions and compliance obligations outlined in the agreements. You will closely monitor grant budgets, expenditures and projections to ensure that funds are utilized in accordance with grant agreements and applicable regulations. You will be responsible for preparing accurate financial reports and invoices for submission to grantors in accordance with specified deadlines. You will work closely with program managers to develop grant budgets, provide budget to actual and ad hoc reporting, and resolve any variances.  You will be responsible for fiscal oversight and guidance to grant sub-recipients to adhere to grantor guidelines and specified timelines.


Grant Accounting: To ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and applicable laws and regulations, you will assist in establishing and maintaining internal controls and procedures for accounting for grants.  This position will reconcile grant-related accounts in the general ledger, making necessary journal entry adjustments to maintain accurate financial records.  You will contribute to the annual audit process by assisting in the preparation of audit schedules, documentation and support related to grants.


General Accounting Support: Assist with month end close process; create journal entries, prepare monthly financial reports, perform general ledger account reconciliations.



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred
  • Two years of prior experience with grant accounting
  • Experience with MIP Accounting system a plus
  • Good numerical and analytical ability
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Applications
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple tasks under time sensitive deadlines.
  • Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience or willingness to work in cross-functional settings and collaborate with multiple stakeholders


In accordance with organizational policies, this position requires a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


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