Staff Accountant-Grants

Finance Columbus, Ohio



The staff accountant serves within the finance department and is responsible for daily fiscal functions of the organization. The staff accountant performs weekly and monthly basic accounting functions and also provides a great deal of administrative support to the department as a whole.


Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, data entry, typing, filing, sorting, utilizing a computer for data entry, conducting research, attending meetings, drafting and distributing reports, interacting with others, reconciling data, creating and updating spreadsheet, and coordinating multiple schedules. Communicating with others is an essential job function.


Review grant related expenses and document necessary ledger corrections, or adjustments as necessary.
Complete revenue and budget entries in accounting software.
Create all billing documents and manage grant billing functions for assigned grants.
Perform duties related to month end closing including grants receivable reconciliations to revenue and payments for each assigned grant.
Meet with funders (site visits, audits, requested funder meetings).
Review payroll/personnel reports to respective grants. Address discrepancies.
Create budgets for programs, Program Managers and funders.
Create/maintain progress reports for each program/funder to keep track of spending and address issues such as over or underspending.
Meet with each Program Manager to go over fiscal reports related to their respective program(s).
Other duties as assigned.

Assist with annual independent financial audit and periodic funder audits.
Improve results through problem solving and creative resourcefulness.
Set individual priorities and effectively monitor progress towards achievement.
Demonstrate sound business judgment, exercise professional conduct, understand and follow business ethics and standards, and maintain a high level of confidentiality in all duties.
Function effectively as a member of a team, and exhibit willingness to participate in activities and assignments that will benefit other members of the team or will contribute to the accomplishment of team objectives.


Minimum of Associates Degree in accounting or finance with at least two years of experience preferred, or equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted


Experience with a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization strongly preferred
Consistently display outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and structure analysis for complex business issues
Sufficient knowledge to comprehend and create financial analyses
Proven track record of exceeding goals with a bottom-line orientation,
Demonstrate the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment
Must be proficient in the use of computer spreadsheet applications, accounting software, applications, word processing and email
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, changing environment; manage multiple demands and work well under pressure
Must be able to work independently


Background and reference checks will be conducted. Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload. Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment. Completing the application does not guarantee employment. In accordance with ARC Ohio’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered. EOE/AA