Lead Grants Accountant

General Apply
Depends on Experience 

Selected as the #1 "Best Nonprofit to Work for" in 2020 by The NonProfit Times, NEW Solutions helps federal government agencies to accomplish their mission by providing skilled and experienced workers in professional, administrative, technical and scientific positions.


Manages all grant financial activities for a program(s).


  • Creates cost analysis worksheets for new positions.   Manages all aspects of weekly drawdown of funds from the Federal grant payment system (ASAP.gov) to support Program activities.  Prepares monthly invoices for Federal and State task agreements; prepares Form SF270, supporting documentation, and other forms for monthly cash advances/reimbursements.
  • Performs accounts receivable functions for each project.  Manages cash requirements to ensure sufficient cash to meet program outlays.  Prepares timely and accurate bank reconciliations for bank accounts.
  • Monitors funding for individual positions and notifies/works with monitors and coordinators when funding is needed.  Ensures that adequate funding is secured timely for individual positions based on budgeted expenditures, including forecasting when additional funds need to be awarded and ensuring that funds are available to be drawn on in ASAP.gov.  Updates funding for each position via funding re-allocation tool.
  • Prepares monthly life-to-date report.  Provides life-to-date report to coordinators monthly.  Compiles and analyzes financial information deemed necessary for internal management, staff, and external end users.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required under the national agreements (i.e. master or umbrella) and subsequent task agreements by the required deadlines.  Prepares general ledger journal entries as needed.  Ensures accuracy and correct reporting to each grant agreement.
  • Works with Program Manager to determine if positions should be placed in inactive status.  Ensures compliance with all financial programmatic conditions of the grant agreement.  Prepares close-out of expired task agreements, including the determination of reimbursement amount.
  • Prepares annual program budgets to support the annual budget.  Acts as the financial point of contact for all program financial matters.  Establishes and maintains files for all program financial activities.
  • Assists auditors with the annual A-133 audit and any other outside financial or compliance audit by preparing various audit schedules and financial reports.
  • Prepares special analysis and reporting projects, as needed.  Documents procedures as required.                                              


  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, required.
  • Experience with an automated accounting package, not including QuickBooks, is required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision; handle and resolve problems; handle a diversity of assignments and to work under pressure; and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 


  • Master's Degree
  • 8-11 Years

Education and experience requirements may be substituted on a year-for-year basis by relevant, demonstrated, progressive, and directly-related education/work experience. 


Physical requirements include the dexterity to reach, stand, climb, move, finger keyboards, lift light loads, and the ability to also function in a stationary position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

NEW Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a work environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form.  It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity in employment for all persons and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment.