Overview

Job Location:
Boston

GBH enriches people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

GBH Finance Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining the internal financial control structure and environment that enables GBH to comply with all the applicable laws, regulations, and policies. This encompasses the various business needs of GBH, including the following functions: financial reporting and analysis, payroll, accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, and maintenance of the general ledger.

Project Finance and Grants Management sits within the Finance function of GBH and supports all units that receive restricted funding – contributions restricted by purpose or time, and usually include, but are not exclusive to, federal awards, PBS, CPB, grants from private foundations. The department provides Pre- and Post-Award financial and administrative oversight for all productions and sponsored projects and has responsibility, in part, for production and grants budgeting, project monitoring and management, and grant administration and compliance.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Associate Grant Accountant functions in a professional capacity within GBH’s Finance department and Production Finance and Grants Management department and reports directly to the Senior Grant Accountant. The principal objective of the position is the efficient and effective management of key departmental analytical, financial, and accounting needs related to federal, state, and private grants received by GBH. The Associate Grant Accountant works primarily with the Senior Grant Accountant, the Project Finance Analysts, and GBH’s Accounting department. This position functions collaboratively to analyze problems and provide support for key functions of the department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing and facilitating the creation of project codes and cost centers for all projects across the foundation.
  • Supporting the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes.
  • Creating grant-related journal entries.
  • Reporting on federal grant expenditures on a regular schedule.
  • Reconciling grants accounts to the general ledger.
  • Assists in preparing grant-related schedules and provides documentation for selections in the year-end Single Audit
  • Provide additional analyses relating to grant revenue and expenses as needed.
  • Supporting key department processes.
  • Managing quarterly reconciliations for restricted funds.
  • Testing the grants functionality for Workday releases.

SKILL SET

  • Detail orientated, highly organized, and a driven team player.
  • Possess strong analytical, technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, accurately, and quickly
  • Ability to master the use of WGBH enterprise-wide systems (Workday, PFAT, PIM, Adaptive)
  • Ability to keep attention to detail simultaneously with attention to the larger component parts
  • Advanced experience with Excel is a must
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to make ethical decisions and act with integrity
  • Ability to produce accurate and timely work products when working under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise appropriate discretion with information.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Prior experience in grants management in a non-profit organization is preferred, as is knowledge of pre-and/or post-award grant management.

JOB SPECIFICS

Staff Position

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GBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve are diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, GBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment, or promotion based on race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Application Process Assistance

GBH will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate an accommodation request, contact the Human Resource department by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 617-300-2000.