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Grant Accountant 

Position Grant Accountant  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $26.38-$28.99 per hour based off education and experience  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Administration Office  
Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be able to successfully pass a background clearance prior to hire and throughout employment. SAL Family and Community Services requires all employees, including new team members, to be fully-vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and show acceptable proof of documentation by December 8, 2021. SAL Family and Community Services will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or an emphasis in Accounting from four-year college or university is preferred with at least two years related experience. In lieu of a degree, no less than five years of experience in a non-profit environment with federal and/or state grants will be accepted.Three-plus years of experience in a non-profit environment plus the degree, or without a degree, 10+ years of experience, is preferred.
  • Effective communicator with ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board of directors, and the general public.
  • 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. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality; need to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning; hands-on with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment; demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization’s mission is essential.
  • Prior experience working in QuickBooks is preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be willing to travel in and out of community. Current, valid Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Regularly required to remain in a stationary position, move or traverse, and use hands, fingers, and vision to operate computers. The employee must be able to lift 10 pounds. Corrected vision and hearing aids may be used to have capacity for normal range required for seeing/hearing visitors, answering phones, and interacting with others. This position works indoors.


The Grant Accountant applies principles of accounting and is the subject matter expert for the grants by multiple funders for SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS). This includes maintaining accurate accounting records, preparing financial statements and completing all grant-related functions. Utilizes QuickBooks Accounting software to process data and complete reports and other documentation.

We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all children, families, staff, and our communities. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Essential Functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Grant Processing and Reporting (30%)

  • Prepare grant reports for review by the CFO, executive leadership, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Monitor coding and allocations between programs and the various grants. Assist the program directors and other staff when necessary regarding proper coding of expenses and federal policies regarding purchases.
  • Generate, audit and file payable reports along with supporting documentation.
  • Reconcile and analyze all related general ledger journals, accounts, ledgers, and/or other records on a monthly basis for accuracy of coding by program and department, to post transfers for grant revenue, and any other items related to the grant.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, company procedures, and stay current on the rules and regulations regarding proper use of State and Federal Grant funds.
  • Assist with any and all audit preparation and needs.
  • Oversee period close processes to include monthly, quarterly, and annual timeframes.
  • Maintain the financial management of contracts/grants in accordance with governmental regulations as necessary.

Accounting Assistance Functions (20%)

  • Update and maintain journal vouchers, ledgers, and other records to post Electronic Fund Transactions for grant revenue, parent payments, and other miscellaneous items.
  • Prepare receipts for deposit and prepare and post cash receipts in accounting software.
  • Generate information for budget preparation and year-end projections.
  • Determine proper handling of financial transactions and data enters them.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Assist with implementation of any new accounting systems and accounting control procedures.
  • Assist the Accounting Supervisor and CFO with any accounting functions needing completed.

Administrative Functions (10%)

  • Assist or prepare correspondence, make photocopies, fax documents, and performs other clerical functions.
  • Process mail.
  • Attend occasional meetings, trainings, etc. as needed or requested.


Benefits and Perks At SALFCS, not only are we committed to serving our communities, we’re committed to our employees!

  • Paid time off
  • Paid meal break – you work an eight-hour day
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer contributions up to 6%
  • Pet insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial support for buying a house in Rock Island through the Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • A schedule typically between Monday – Friday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition and education reimbursement (Skip-a-Long and Early Head Start programs only)
  • A welcoming environment where you can be yourself and surround yourself with diverse, skilled, caring professionals as teammates!
About the Organization Mission

SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALFCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.

SALFCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

EOE Statement SAL Family and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Open Date 12/1/2021  

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