Grants Accounting Administrator

Alivio Medical Center in Chicago, IL

  • Industry: Accounting - Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable/Bookkeeping
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
SUMMARY:Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Grant Accounting Administrator will perform all processes related to Fiscal Management, including analysis of grant allowable expenses, budget monitoring, and grant billing and reporting. Perform accounting for grants and contracts including documentation, compliance, reporting and reconciling. Other duties may be assigned to facilitate segregation of duties and internal control.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Prepares bank depositsReconciles bank accounts to general ledger accountsPrepare monthly journal entriesPrepares monthly cash reconciliations and other general ledger account reconciliations resolving any balance discrepanciesPrepares grant contract and other contract billings as required by funding source;Perform budget and expense analysis for program grants on a monthly basis and make accounting entries accordinglyAssist Senior Accounting Manger & Director of Finance in month-end closing processIdentifies grant billing concerns and assists with problem solving, and assists in procedural issues related to grant billingReviews and analyzes the bi-weekly payroll and performs related accounting tasks, works with payroll specialist to prepare vouchers based on payroll figuresOversee preparing of vouchers, billing and process reports necessary for funded programsAssists in monitoring grants expenditureAssists Senior Accounting Manager & Director of Finance in the development of agency grant project budgets and in the production of monthly financial reportsAdvises Senior Accounting Manager & Director of Finance of financial balance, trends, etcAssists in providing information for external auditors and third party payer auditors, and preparation of third party cost reports and assist with year-end information used in A-133 auditInterfaces with other departments on various accounting and interdepartmental issues and determine fiscal processes are efficient and operating properly Maintains current and accurate accounting records;Prepares grant budgets and submits electronic payment requestsComplies with all agency policies and procedures concerning corporate compliance including privacy of protected health information;Participates in professional development activitiesPerforms other related duties as assignedPerform day to day accounting functions to properly allocate grant revenues and expenditures in accordance with funding guidelines and best practicesCommunicate with fiscal contacts at funding source to research and resolve any items of concern and audit issues to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.This position requires compliance with all of Alivios written standards, including its Standards of Conduct, Joint Commission standards, all policies and procedures and Corporate Compliance requirements.Compliance will be considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.KEY INTERRELATIONSHIPS:Director of FinanceDevelopment OfficerManager of Information SystemsPurchasing ManagerStaff Accountant (Payroll Matters)Accounts Payable SpecialistProgram Managers / CoordinatorsSenior Accounting ManagerQUALIFICATIONS:Education:Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related business field with strong core knowledge of accounting principles.Experience:Five years account experience, including knowledge of grant/cost accounting and payroll, preferably in a non-profit or health care environment; Has knowledge of FQHC grant reporting requirementsSpecial Training:Solomon or related accounting software is preferredDemonstrated Competencies:Thorough knowledge of accounting/bookkeeping practices, accounts payable procedures and grant funding requirements; intermediate knowledge of computer accounting software as well as Microsoft Excel spreadsheet applications.Work with numbers, paying close attention to accuracy and detail.Able to read, understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions; communicate clearly in an oral and written manner; function as a member of a multi disciplinary team; maintain a regular and predictable work schedule; strict confidentiality of patient and agency information.Strong organizational skills.

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