Grant Accountant

  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category
    Accountant - General
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  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Accounting Principals is seeking a Grant Accountant in Chicago. The ideal candidate will have two to five years of grant or general accounting experience.  You will be responsible for reviewing the fund budgets and award documentation, preparing journal entries and recording fund revenue and accurate submission of financial reports. If you have experience with a healthcare organization or large reputable not-for-profit organization we would love to hear from you. Apply now!


  • Preparing journal entries for posting to general ledger and record fund revenue
  • Review grants receivables for accuracy and perform monthly reconciliations
  • Monitoring and tracking the status of each grant
  • Monitor, analyze and approve restricted expenditures, revenues, grants receivables, cost share, matching, and effort reporting
  • Prepare quarterly summary schedule of temporarily restricted accounts
  • Preparing grant budget-to-actual reports
  • Allocation of cash, fed. And non-fed, to the respective account receivables
  • Assisting with fund audits and annual A-133 government contract audit
  • Reconcile and analyze general ledger accounts
  • Assist in the development of annual budget
  • Preparing all applicable fiscal reports for sponsored programs
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Required
  • CPA license or CPA candidate is preferred
  • Two to five years of grant or general accounting experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of technical accounting principles
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
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