The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States is seeking a Grants Accountant to join its Finance staff in Washington, DC.
The Grants Accountant will be responsible for preparing detailed grant financial reports and forecasts to be submitted to donors; reviewing grant proposal budgets for accuracy; creating and updating internal grant reports to track grant spending against proposal budgets; working with research programs to ensure grant spending is in line with the grant proposal budget and the terms of the grant; reviewing grant agreements and preparing revenue journal entries in accordance with US GAAP revenue recognition standards; preparing workpapers for donor grant audits, the organizational audit, and IRS Form 990; tracking grant cash receipts on a daily basis and maintaining up-to-date grants receivable reconciliation; and preparing fundraising status reports for the Board.
This position requires a degree in accounting or a similar related field and three plus years of work experience in grant reporting and financial management. The ideal candidate has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proficiency with Microsoft Excel, and the ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should also be detail-oriented, well organized, and possess the ability to think methodically and strategically.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.