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Phipps Houses Grants Accountant in New York, New York

Phipps Neighborhoods is a 45-year-old multi-service nonprofit helping children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources. We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Phipps Neighborhoods serves approximately 12,000 children, teens and adults in three key areas that we have identified as the best ways to systematically address the risk factors associated with poverty. Our School and Community Education programs include early childhood education, after-school programs, community school engagement, and summer camps for school age children. To help older youth begin careers, our Learning and Career Development programs offer high school equivalency preparation, English for speakers of other languages, college prep, and work readiness services. And, to help our community members address the barriers that limit their success, we offer Community Resources including resident support, financial counseling, free tax prep, assistance accessing benefits, and more. These services are funded by government grants and contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals.

THE POSITION
The Grants Accountant role offers an excellent opportunity for an organized and self-driven individual in the earlier stages of their accounting or finance career to utilize their financial experience to advance Phipps’ Neighborhoods Theory of Change.
The Grants Accountant is responsible for managing the agencies government and private grants. She/he will report to and support the Director of Finance and partner with the Finance Team to help implement fiscal procedures across the organization.
She or he must be have a high level of attention to detail, ability to adapt to a fast-paced, continually evolving environment and thrive in a collaborative and team-oriented workplace. Must possess a strong passion for professional growth, the fight to rise above poverty and the motivation to enact real change in an innovative and dynamic organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES
· Grant Management, Data Consolidation & Review
oConsolidate public and private grant portfolio data
oEnsure compliance with grant financial and regulatory covenants
oManage financials and reporting for non-governmental grants
oReview Finance Associate work for completion, error, omission
oOversee grant renewals, amendments, COLA paperwork
oAuthorize shifting of costs in expense reports via journal entries
oTrain Finance Associate in technical grant rules, compliance, accounting knowledge
oEnter calendarized budgets in general ledger (Yardi)
oStay informed of individual agency regulations and policies, changes
oMonitor closeouts, cash flow and accounts receivable
oCalculate accurate Accounts Receivable and clear backlog
oBuild and maintain relationships with funders

· Budget and Forecast Development
oSupport Director of Finance in determining real overhead and fringe costs
oAssist Director of Finance in formulating cost allocation methodology
oAssess impact of modifications; overall surplus/deficit

· Partner with PH Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Development/Grant Writing
oDetermine Phipps Neighborhoods’ needs for data, reports, monitoring
oUnderstand Accounting’s preparation of financial statements and revenue recognition
oAssist Development/Grant Writing dept. in official responses re: budgets and finance

· Audits
oParticipate in individual contracts and overall agency audits

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or 5 years’ work experience in Accounting
Knowledge of GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Direct experience with government contracts, vouchering, financial reporting
Proficiency in MS Excel
Budget experience

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