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Robert Half Grants Accountant in Washington, District Of Columbia


Robert Half's Full-Time Loan Staff practice is expanding!

This opportunity with Robert Half's Full-Time Loan Staff practice is a full-time, permanent position as a Project Grant Accountant. As an employee of our practice, you will help scope, plan and execute a variety of Accounting & Finance projects/engagements. Your engagements will range from interim staff roles, such as Reconciliation, Month End, Audit prep/remediation etc. to implementing process improvement and over all attacking business challenges of our clients.

As a member of our staff, you will participate in practice activities that include professional networking events and assisting our business development staff in staying abreast of industry trends and new business opportunities with your assigned clients.

Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Grant or Fund Accounting experience

  • Overseeing and administering purchase requisitions

  • Timesheets and accounts payable vouchers

  • Completing funding agency financial reports and billing statements to funding agencies

  • Reconciling the General Ledger accounts assigned or accounts specific to assigned grants

  • Reviewing requests for payments

  • Assisting in the completion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

  • Reviewing general ledger accounts and preparing and adjusting journal entries

  • Performing account analysis and reconciliation, including bank statements and intercompany general ledger accounts

  • Audit support

  • Variance analysis and ad-hoc reporting

Additional compensation will be available for assistance in developing successful new business for Robert Half's Full-Time Contract team. Our individuals need to be successful not only in a technical accounting/analysis, but also in client relationships and project management!

We are searching for individuals with experience in:

  • A thorough knowledge of general accounting procedures, reporting and expense analysis and journal posting is required

  • The ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization since they can be highly visible and interact daily with executive management, project team leaders, sales managers, and financial professionals.

  • Ad-hoc reporting and variance analysis


Position qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance, preferred not required

  • A minimum of 2 years’ industry experience

  • Experience working in at least 1-2 accounting & finance ERP systems, preferred not required

  • Microsoft Excel, pivots & look ups are a must; macros and financial modeling, preferred not required

  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge

  • Excellent technology and computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and other financial software expertise

  • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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