Senior Grants Accountant

American Psychiatric Association


The Senior Grants Accountant will be responsible for preparing, reviewing, and submitting for approval journal entries. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for management of government grants, private Grants, and reconciling various month end general ledger accounts and all grants. This position acts as a liaison to other departments for any items related to grants and must have in-depth knowledge and working experience with government contract and financial management regulations. A wide degree of independence and exercise of judgment is required.



  • Prepares and records monthly calculations for overhead related to all private and federal grants
  • Prepares indirect cost calculations and applies proper rates to grants
  • Maintains and distributes temporarily restricted net asset (TRNA) schedules
  • Assist departments by reviewing grant documents (proposals, financial reports) and identifying any financial inaccuracies
  • Reviews all proposals for externally funded activities, recommends changes to ensure total costs are reflected, presents underfunded proposals for CFO approval
  • Maintains all government and private award files, to include pre and post award documentation.
  • Responsible for understanding key contract clauses as they relate to financial management ensures filings and costs are consistent with these clauses
  • Reviews costs incurred and draws down federal funds as appropriate
  • Bill appropriate grants on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Prepares all required federal financial forms and maintains federal financial system databases and reports
  • Provides financial reports to internal grant managers
  • Assist with the yearly interim and financial Audits
  • Assist the month end and year end close process
  • Manages requirements for CFR Part 200, Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance)


  • Bachelors Degree in accounting
  • Four years of Progressively Responsible Accounting and/or Finance Experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Government Grant Reporting (CFR Part 200)
  • Knowledge of Intacct Financials a plus
  • Must have strong Excel skills, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, deadline-oriented, ability to handle projects simultaneously and work well with others.

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