Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Position Summary The Grants Associate will assist with the general financial oversight of private and US government funded grants, grants financial reporting and closeouts, and compliance with USG regulations on expenditures. This is an entry-level position based in Washington, DCand reports to the Senior Grants Administrator.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or related field **recent graduates are encouraged to apply**
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi-task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error free work
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
Minimum six months of relevant experience in progressive accounting and grants administration preferred
Prior experience working with NGO accounting in a fast paced finance department preferred
Experience encompassing A/P, General Ledger, transaction analysis, budgeting, and account reconciliation preferred
Familiarity with OMB Circular 2 CFR 200 a plus
Some Duties and Responsibilities
Review program payment requests and cash requests, to ensure compliance with funder regulations and Freedom House’s policies and procedures
Perform all reporting functions to the funders including the preparation of quarterly SF425 financial reports
Monitor and analyze all monthly grant expenditures, funding obligations, program budget projections, and work-plans
Reconcile and analyze variances of program status reports vs. government mandated financial reports
Monitor compliance with programmatic objectives, financial obligations, and reporting requirements as outlined in the contracts and grant agreements
Monitor progress made to fulfill all program cost sharing commitments
Review and analyze approved budget vs. actual program status reports to ensure the accuracy of data and prevent cost overruns
Assist with development and implementation of annual program risk assessment plan
Perform grants closeouts and monitoring
Maintain all grants notebooks, update key information, and file all correspondence
Assist in preparation of internal and donor audits
Other related duties as assigned.
Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter with desired salary(only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position).
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictionsneed to apply.