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employment type: full-time
non-profit organization


Position Summary

This leadership position manages the financial operations for a mix of funders from the pre-award stage to the close of the grant, coaching various departments to financial success and optimal compliance. In this role, the manager will serve as the critical link to creating consistency and continuity in the internal and external financial reporting requirements and of the financial management of the organization. Work is performed independently, under general supervision.

Specific Responsibilities


This manager is responsible for the development of financial analyses, flux and budget variance analyses, management analysis, and discussion of reports and financial trends among others. Working with Program Grant Managers, the Financial Grants Manager reviews operating budget status on a monthly basis, forecasts budget performance and investigates budget variances.
Provides CFO grant analyses that inform about the organization's financial health. This includes reviewing, analyzing and explaining variances of program expenses against program budget; analyzing how variances impact the organizational and development budgets; and revising grant and department budgets as needed (receipt of additional revenues or loss of anticipated revenues).
Work with Program Grant Managers to develop budgets for grant proposals to federal, multilateral, and private funders
Provide analyses for preparation of grant budgets, including discussion on prioritization, programmatic goals, and complete programmatic and organizational costs
Assists in the development of revenue and expense forecasts
Make revisions to project budgets to reflect changes in activity and/or changes in grant/contract / department budgets
Revise grant /contract budgets to align with actual award amounts and ensure grant/contract managers submit budget modifications to funders for approval whenever necessary
Serve on proposal development teams, working to bridge the gap between funder and internal financial reporting requirements
Provide ongoing feedback to grant/contract /department managers on financial status of projects they oversee as well as to CFO
Develop systems to support grant/contract managers in aligning spending with deliverables including monthly budget management meetings
Provide monthly/quarterly updates on expenditures
Conduct analysis of missed spending targets and work with grant/contract managers on corrective steps
Manage payroll allocation and effort tracking amongst multiple projects and funding sources
Develop new analytical tools and frameworks to help with forecasting for specific projects, while at the same time ensuring that those targets fit within the overall grants/contracts
Investigates unusual transactions
Identifies financial trends
Identifies cost saving opportunities
Prepares cost allocation calculations
Prepares fiscal impact analyses of program and departmental initiatives
Lead the financial grant/contract management, financial reporting, and billing for assigned areas of the organization
Develop special reports and budgets for grant/contract managers or the Senior Management Team as needed
Provide individual coaching to staff on financial matters as needed
Financial Report Analysis

Billing and Reporting to Funders:

Supervise bill preparation or drawdowns of internal (aka "parent") expenses for grants/contracts on a monthly basis unless specified otherwise by the funder
Prepare drawdowns of subawardee expenses on federal funders
Prepare reports to funders in accordance with funder specifications
Reconcile accounts receivable accounts for grants/contracts
Contact funders regarding outstanding receivables

Review subaward agreements and provide feedback on them prior to them being sent to subawardees
Prepare checklist of compliance requirements for all funders in assigned areas of the organization and provide training to program and fiscal staff as needed on these requirements
Provide grant/contract information to Reporting and General Ledger Accountant when new funding is received
Track programmatic reporting deadlines and fulfillment thereof

Skill and Experience:

Previous experience performing similar work in other non-profit organizations, especially with government grants and contracts
Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred
A minimum of 5 years' experience working in an accounting department
Strong computer skills including high level training in Microsoft Excel and basic knowledge of financial systems mechanics
Able to work independently with strong planning, decision making, and leadership skills
Strong evaluative, written and public presentation skills
Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Well-organized and detail-oriented
Able to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
A demonstrated ability to think and act strategically, tactically, and creatively;
Able to work well in a multi-cultural environment
Knowledge of Budget Maestro and Great Plains Dynamics accounting software

If you are interested in learning more about YouthBuild USA, please visit our website at If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: Job Search, YouthBuild USA, 58 Day Street, Somerville, MA 02144 or you may apply on-line @ Please apply by April 7, 2017. YouthBuild USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

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