Grants Accountant


Selected as the #1 "Best Nonprofit to Work for" in 2020 by The NonProfit Times, NOWCC promotes an age-diverse workforce through expanding the employment opportunities in government agencies for individuals 55 and over. NOWCC works with government agencies to help them accomplish their mission by providing skilled and experienced workers in professional, administrative, technical and scientific positions.


The Grants Accountant position is primarily responsible for the general ledger operations and financial reporting for NOWCC's federal grants with the Department of Interior's National Park Service Experienced Services Program and the Bureau of Land Management's Experienced Services Program. This position will collect financial information, track expenses, cultivate relationships with the funding source and solve grant accounting issues. This position will also be responsible for preparing advance and reimbursement requests, collecting funds, and preparing journal entries and financial reports. This position will be 100% remote until we resume normal business operations. Must reside in Denver, CO area or Washington, DC area.


  • Create cost analysis worksheets for new positions.
  • Review grant expenditures and supporting documentation for grant compliance and allowability.
  • Manage all aspects of periodic drawdown of funds from the Federal grant payment system ( to support Program activities.
  • Manage cash requirements to ensure enough cash to meet Program outlays.
  • Monitor funding for individual positions and notify/work with monitors and coordinators when funding is needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring that adequate funding is secured timely for individual positions based on budgeted expenditures, including forecasting when additional funds need to be awarded and ensuring that funds are available to be drawn on in
  • Update funding for each position via funding re-allocation tool.
  • Prepare monthly Life-To-Date (LTD) report.
  • Provide LTD report to coordinators monthly.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports required under the national agreements (i.e. Master or Umbrella) and subsequent task agreements by the required deadlines.
  • Ensure accuracy and correct reporting to each grant agreement. 
  • Work with Program Manager to determine if positions should be placed in inactive status.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial programmatic conditions of the grant agreement.
  • Prepare close-out of expired task agreements, including the determination of reimbursement amount.
  • Prepare annual program budgets to support the annual budget.
  • Act as the financial point of contact for all program financial matters.
  • Establish and maintain files for all Program financial activities.
  • Assist auditors with the annual single audit and any other outside financial or compliance audit by preparing various audit schedules and financial reports.
  • Prepare special analysis and reporting projects as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and the position description is subject to change at any time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of the grants accounting processes, procedures and financial controls for a not-for-profit organization.
  • Knowledge, experience, and familiarity with federal compliance standards.
  • Thorough understanding of automated general ledger systems.
  • Knowledge of 2 CFR 200 and Federal regulations pertinent to grants, budgeting principles and practices as they apply to nonprofit organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, meet multiple deadlines and prioritize workload to bring projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Ability to propose and prepare manual journal entries.
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems from an accounting perspective, identify and propose solutions.
  • Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial information into practical reports.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel for data manipulation and reporting (pivot tables and VLOOKUP).
  • Ability to use discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information.


  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Accounting.
  • A minimum of 5 years of accounting experience is required, with related experience working with federal grants including 2 CFR 200, preferred.


Physical requirements include the dexterity to reach, stand, climb, move, finger keyboards, lift light loads, and the ability to also function in a stationary position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Please complete the online application; a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) must be included in your application to be considered.

NOWCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a work environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form.  It is NOWCC's policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity in employment for all persons and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment.