Grants Specialist

Position Description

The Grants Specialist is a full-time, exempt position on the Finance Team and will be responsible for managing and analyzing federal and state stimulus grant programs. The role will lead the development of budgets, required data collection, and timely submission of reports and reimbursement claims to federal and state agencies. They will also ensure all expenditures adhere to allowable use of funds per grant stipulations. The successful candidate will be proficient in Excel, comfortable working with large financial data sets with accuracy, and have a solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and federal fund regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Lead in the application processes, researching, reporting, claims submissions, and closeout of federal and state funding grants. Including but not limited to: SPED, Medicaid, MOE, Federal, State.
  • Ensure compliance of grants with accounting standards and internal policies/procedures
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and adhere to the grant/contract agreement, while also ensuring financial activities align with deliverable deadlines
  • Analyze grant sources along with timing and reconciliation of funding; reviewing accounting information detail for accuracy and completeness
  • Assist in developing content and procedures for timely and actionable report preparation across Finance