Senior Grants and Compliance Accountant

Senior Grants and Compliance Accountant

Senior Grants and Compliance Accountant

Senior Grants and Compliance Accountant

November 3, 2023
New York, NY
Position type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Base salary (minimum)
$80,000 - 90,000


About Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of the poorest people in the least developed countries of the world. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern Worldwide has nearly 4,000 personnel working in 25 countries across the globe. Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.

Concern envisions a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression where everyone can exercise their rights to a decent standard of living with equal access to opportunities. We believe in creating a culture of inclusion where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to the workplace. Building a diverse and inclusive team is an absolute necessity to deliver the solutions needed to achieve our core mission, because without promoting justice and equality, we cannot eliminate extreme poverty.

Concern Worldwide US (CUS) is an independent affiliate of Concern Worldwide, with offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. CUS advances the Concern Worldwide mission through mobilizing financial and human resources, as well as influencing and activating networks in the US to elevate programs globally.

 The Role:

Concern Worldwide US is seeking a Senior Grants and Compliance Accountant who will be responsible for providing financial, accounting, compliance and other grant support services in order to meet the needs of the organization, stakeholders and its donors.

Reporting to the Director, Grants and Compliance and working closely with other Concern US departments, our affiliated organization in Ireland, and with staff overseas, the Senior Grants and Compliance Accountant will primarily focus on pre and post award accounting and compliance duties in support of Concern’s various Private and US Government programs.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Pre-Award / Acquisition:

  • Assists in pre-award activities, including reading proposal guidelines, preparing budgets, budget narratives and monitoring regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Assist in country staff in the preparation of narrative reports and required Annexes to support proposals.

Post-Award / Acquisition:

  • Perform in post-award activities, including account creation in ERP system, recording award reporting and payment requests, including award revenues, expenses, payables and receivables.
  • Reconcile Accounts receivables, prepaid, unearned and payables by award number based on expenses incurred to the GL and submit the invoice to the donor. Record adjusting transaction entries into financial systems.
  • HQ salary and benefits allocations, effort reporting, invoice preparation, grant projections, and account closing.
  • Prepare quarterly federal financial reports (SF-425) to government and prepare financial report to private funders, ensuring the timely submissions of all finance and compliance reports. Support country teams in reviewing and preparing backup for donor quarterly financial reports and payment requests.
  • Provide support to the private fundraising teams regarding compliance and budgeting with private and corporate foundation grants.
  • Provide trainings for Concern Worldwide staff in relation to US donor requirements, financial reports and deliverables, pre and post award financial tasks. Conduct onsite monitoring to ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Review and assist in the preparation of re-budgeting requests and no-cost/cost extension documents.
  • Review expense reports, credit card reconciliations and employee reimbursements for charges occurred for US donor charges.
  • Provide necessary documentation and support during internal and external audits.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Director, Grants and Compliance, including general accounting support.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field that requires coursework in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Minimum 3 years of Grant Accounting experience, working with analysis of large data sets and budget experience with at least 2 years in US Government Award administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations (Assistance/Acquisition Regulations), including OMB Uniform Guidance and Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and working as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent computer skills and facility with using MS Excel (sorting, pivot tables, filtering, formulas).
  • Oracle NetSuite experience highly desirable.
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills: the ability to translate and summarize numbers into an understandable narrative for others.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to learn quickly and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment.
  • Experience in conducting overseas monitoring and providing trainings.
  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Commitment to humanitarian and international development work.
  • Eligibility to work in the US at time of hire.

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