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Robert Half Grant Accountant in Chicago, Illinois


If you are a talented Accountant with an aptitude for adaptability, this is the Senior Grant Accountant position for you! If you are interested in this immediate Senior Grant Accountant opening, apply as soon as possible! This full-time position employment opportunity is based in Chicago, IL.

Your responsibilities in this role

  • Put together monthly consolidated P& L and Balance Sheet flux analysis for management reporting

  • Complete other projects as required

  • Participate in various department-wide initiatives

  • Coordinate quarterly reviews and testing for grant compliance

  • Manage monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables (journal entries, reconciliations, reports) in compliance with GAAP

  • Dedication to continuously improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process

  • Create analysis on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)

  • Realize compliance with grant accounting policies and procedures and controls by working with business partners

  • Formulate Balance Sheet account reconciliations



  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing, with functional department managers

  • BA/BS in Accounting, CPA credentials are desired

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Grant accounting and compliance experience

  • Highly organized, attentive, has a sense of urgency, flexible and able to deal with frequent interruptions and changing priorities

  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative and social skills

  • Be detailed, flexible, and organized

  • Self-starter, ability to identify issues and resolve problems

  • Grant administration knowledge

  • Proven knowledge of Obtain Approvals

  • Experience with Grant Agreements

  • Foundational knowledge in Templates

  • Reviewing Contracts experience preferred

  • Experience working in a dynamic and changing company environment a plus

  • Aptitude for analyzing financial data and generating accurate reports in a timely manner

  • Minimum 5-7 years of overall general accounting experience

  • Skilled with ERP systems

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