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Grant Accountant

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities. We believe diversity drives innovation. We are inclusive. We embrace differences. We recognize and respect the fundamental value and dignity of all our employees. We celebrate the unique traditions, heritages, and experiences our employees bring to the workplace. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Farmland Trust complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we have facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Description Reporting directly to the Controller, the Grant Accountant has responsibility for maintaining financial, accounting and grant support services to meet the needs of the organization and the donor. And performing the accounting and financial functions for programs funded by federal and non-federal grants. As an integral part of the AFT finance team, the grant accountant is responsible for the operations of post-award grant administration and related accounting duties. Working closely with the program offices and the finance team, the grant accountant focuses on compliance, reporting and variance analysis functions, the actual vs. budget reporting, reviewing/monitoring of grants and transactions for compliance with all federal and non-federal requirements, billing and collections, journal entries, and financial grant reporting. What You’ll Be Working On

  • Responsible for grant management and timely submission of required grant reports.

  • Prepare accurate financial reports to funders as required. Includes SF-425s and SF-270s as needed.

  • Prepare financial reports on projects for internal management. Communicate monthly financial results to the program staff, informing them the financial position of the project and award balances.

  • Coordinate with Controller to perform reconciliations and process journal entries.

  • Process labor distribution changes, reconciliations, and grant closeout functions.

  • Track and monitor match fund requirements and progress on monthly basis.

  • Support annual audit as well as grant/project audits.

  • Ensure compliance of grants with AFT policies/procedures, donor rules/regulations including USDA requirements.

  • Compile year-end reports, work papers to support annual audit and any grant audit.

  • Stay abreast of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and their applicability to grant management.

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals’ (GAAP).

  • Thorough understanding of all accounting functional areas. Experience with accounting computer systems, software, and applications.

  • Advanced proficiency in financial, accounting, and spreadsheet (Excel) programs, proficient in word processing (Word) programs. Intacct experience is required.

  • Customer service skills will be invaluable in this position.

  • Strong, verbal, written, analytical and organizational skills.

  • High level of ethics, integrity, transparency, and trustworthiness. Keeps commitments, maintains confidentiality.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrates thoroughness and success with detail work.

  • Results-focused: maintains productivity with minimal direction and supervision.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with individuals, teams and committees.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required. CPA and/or MBA highly desirable.

  • 5+ years’ experience in a non-profit organization

Why you should apply

  • Be a part of a purpose-driven, committed, knowledgeable, high-performing, experienced and fun team

  • A diverse and inclusive work environment

  • A cause and mission you can be proud of

  • Competitive compensation & Benefits

  • Remote work opportunities

  • Flexible scheduling


$55,000 - $67,000

How to Apply

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required. CPA and/or MBA highly desirable. 5+ years experience in a non-profit organization

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