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Grants Accountant 

Description

Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Grants Accountant. We have one full-time regular, benefitted position available. 

This position’s primary responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting for conditional grants, and related compliance activities. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Before Grant is Awarded

  • Participate in planning for grant proposals from the accounting and compliance standpoint.  Provide guidance related to funder terms and conditions that might impact project proposals (for example, allowable budget expenses, government agency rules, etc.).
  • Review grant proposal budgets for reasonableness and accuracy, and ensure inclusion of our indirect cost ratio (or document any percentage not used).
  • Assist with creation of proposal budgets for multi-departmental grants.

Post-Award

  • Review terms and conditions of award and document requirements in coordination with Development/Grants team. Provide information as requested for the shared database of grants with reporting requirements.
  • Participate in grant kick-off and monitoring meetings.
  • Help develop systems/processes that ensure compliance with restrictions stated in grant agreements. Assist in continuously improving the accounting processes surrounding grant reporting and compliance.
  • Work closely with the project manager/team to create necessary financial coding for each new grant. Provide guidance on how to use financial codes and ensure that codes are used properly. Work closely with project manager/team to understand grant project budget components, stipulations, and appropriate spending.
  • Suggest updates to policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure compliance with rules for federal grants (Uniform Guidance).
  • Prepare or assist with grant, contract and sub award invoices.
  • Assist with Sub-awardee financial monitoring.
  • Gather and prepare support for grant revenue recognition.
  • Prepare any related journal entries assigned.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations related to grant fund balances or other accounts.
  • Assist project manager/team with reconciliation of project expenses to ensure internal balance amounts match the balance reported to donors.
  • Support our Indirect Cost Rate negotiations and renewal efforts.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least two years’ experience working as a grants accountant dealing with federal grants.   A working knowledge of federal grants rules is required.
  • Solid Excel skills will be needed for this position. Accounting system experience preferred.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associates or Bachelor's degree (B. A.); or a minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, while working on the computer or ten-key; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, to reach in and out of file cabinets.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, when moving boxes of paperwork.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, while going between trailers in inclement weather.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant. 

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required. 

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY JULY 23rd. 

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status. 

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FIN-21-00001  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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