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Grants Accountant 🔥


Status: Regular, exempt position

Reports to: Senior Finance Manager

Location: Remote in U.S. or Hybrid Portland, OR (preferred)

Hours: Full time

Starting Salary: $65,750 - $80,750 annually

Classification: Manager

Apply at:   https://forthmobility.org/careers [1]

BACKGROUND & SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Forth is a fast-growing nonprofit with a mission to electrify transportation by bringing people together to create solutions that reduce pollution and barriers to access. Founded in the Pacific Northwest, we now work nationwide. Learn more on our website [2]

Forth’s continued growth has created a new opportunity on our Organizational team for an individual with a talent for managing budgets and financial reporting.  This position is ideal for a highly organized person with great communication skills, a passion for numbers, a commitment to equity, and an interest in advancing clean and equitable mobility in a growing, dynamic organization.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Grant Fund Management & Reporting (~40%)

Working closely with the Senior Finance Manager, The Grants Accountant oversees financial compliance, communications, and team education for Forth’s grant-based funding. 

  • Monitor grant spending, ensure compliance with donor requirements, and assist with budget revisions.
  • Provide financial reporting support for grant agreements and facilitate effective communication between teams.
  • Ensure financial grant compliance, and offer training and support to staff.
  • Aid in the compilation of invoice schedules including the preparation of supporting documentation, and ensure the timely submission of invoices to both federal and non-federal funders.

Financial Accounting and Reporting (~30%) 

Working closely with the Senior Finance Manager, the Grants Accountant plays a pivotal role in financial accounting and reporting, which includes:

  • Month-End Close Assistance: Provide support during the month-end close processes and actively contribute to the preparation of internal financial statements.
  • Journal Entry Preparation: Compile data and supporting documents to prepare monthly journal entries in accordance with GAAP.
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation: Reconcile balance sheet accounts with detailed schedules; take appropriate action to clear reconciling items.
  • Financial Analysis & Research: Review monthly accruals for accuracy, research historical data, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Audit Support: Provide assistance with audit requests as required, including documentation.

Budget Management (20%)

The Grants Accountant plays a key role in budget preparation and management.

  • Monitor budget performance, identify variances, and recommend corrective actions when necessary.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to articulate changes and updates in the budget to support informed business decisions and to foster financial transparency and accountability.

Other Projects (10%) Other responsibilities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • Passion: A passion for Forth’s mission and values and a desire to deepen your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of accounting experience, with a strong preference for nonprofit accounting.
  • Location and Travel: 
  • Portland, Oregon; or,
  • Remote in the U.S., must be willing and able to travel to Portland, Oregon, 3-4 times a year for all staff meetings and team building events
  • Able to maintain a safe home office environment
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Software Skills: Proficient in financial software and advanced Excel.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Helpful (but not required):

  • Experience working with Federal & State Grants
  • Experience in public accounting
  • Certification: CPA certification or candidate status preferred, but not required
  • Experience with Quickbooks and/or MIP fund Accounting

COMPENSATION

Starting salary range is $65,750 - $80,750 annually, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation annually, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and all dependents and an employer retirement contribution after six months (no match required). We also provide access to electric vehicles for business use, a professional development budget, an Employee Assistance Program, and a flexible working schedule.

TO APPLY

To ensure full consideration, please apply by 12/18/2023 by submitting your resume and cover letter through our careers site [3]. We will continue accepting applications after this date but cannot ensure all will be reviewed. All candidates will be notified once we have made a hiring decision.

 Forth values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI(+) community are strongly encouraged to apply. Forth believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture, challenge business as usual, and bring their whole selves to work. We strive to provide those candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or you have feedback on how to make our recruitment more accessible, please contact Human Resources at jobs@forthmobility.org [4]

Forth now requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. If you join Forth’s team, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources within 30 days of hire. Forth will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons.

Forth participates in E-verify.


  1. https://forthmobility.org/careers
  2. https://forthmobility.org/
  3. https://forthmobility.org/careers
  4. mailto:jobs@forthmobility.org

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