The Grant Accountant will be responsible to provide grant accounting support to the Grants Manager, and accounting support to the Finance Team. The Grants Accountant will provide primary accounting function for all grant monitoring administration, compliance, grant accounting, and financial reports of awarded grant through their final closing. The Grants Accountant will also be responsible for other accounting functions and will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform accounting functions including preparation of journal entries and entry/posting into accounting system.
  • Assists the Grants Manager with annual grant renewals and new funding requests, including the review of budgets.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal circulars, sub-recipient guidelines and timely submission of reports.
  • Prepares recurring invoices based on knowledge of each grant and contract.
  • Collaborates with Grants Manager to gain in-depth understanding of programs, projects, grants, and fees for service to produce accurate and timely invoices and reports in accordance with required procedures for each funding source.
  • Review responsibilities for the PI on each funding source to ensure deliverables are met on a timely basis.
  • Monitor effort reporting on timesheets.
  • Perform accounting functions including preparation of journal entries and entry/posting into accounting system.
  • Ensure financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Reconcile grant income and donor income to Raisers Edge.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new policies and procedures for accounting.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Assist with preparation of documents/schedules required by auditors during annual audit.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar field
  • 3-5 years of hands-on accounting experience preferably in the nonprofit industry and grant reporting.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures including grant accounting.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common journals and financial reports.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Basic skills in PowerPoint, Microsoft Dynamics 360.

Additional Information:

  • Expectations: To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors
  • Position Type: Full time, 40 hours/week
  • To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Kahle, Human Resources Director, at
  • About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For seventy years, the Institute has been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity or handicap.

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