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Grants and Financial Compliance Manager
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US-IL-Chicago
Jobcode:
2209395
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Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) is an energized, future-focused organization devoted to providing quality early learning and care across the country.



Our desire to close the opportunity gap and build more equitable early learning experiences for our youngest learners guides everything we do. As a leader in early learning and care, we scale our deep expertise across program, policy and research through partnerships across the country.



We are recruiting individuals who want to join us in this mission and share a commitment to our core values of appreciation & respect, empowerment, diversity, excellence, learning and communication.



Become part of our rewarding, mission-driven culture! We want our employees to feel empowered, motivated, energized, and passionate about the work they do!



The Grants and Financial Compliance Manager will maximize the use of public funds according to the organizations goals and state contract systems of budgeting, accounting and analysis.



Reporting to the Assistant Director, Grants and Financial Compliance you will:

Oversee and monitor the complete life cycle of federal grants.Monitor the budget and spending status of assigned grants.Manage grant reporting deadlines for federal grants.Prepare and manage budgets, amendments, expense reports, grant reapplications and proposals.Review monthly, PFR reports, vouchers applicable for federal grants and other expenditure reports and reconcile grant expenses to general ledger on monthly basis.Ensure requirements for monitoring and financial reporting are met for all federally-funded grant programs as required by 2 CFR Part 200.Assist with the development of annual indirect cost rate proposal.Reconcile monthly organization indirect cost rate.Maintain organized electronic file for all assigned grants.Monitor compliance with federal regulations and spending of subcontracted agencies and perform periodic site audits.Review subcontracted agencies quarterly reports and oversee and track payments to subcontracted agencies.Monitor and prepare various schedules and filings with local, state and federal agencies.Assist with the preparation of the SEFA and Single Audit.Review changes made to funder policies and procedures and attend necessary trainings.Perform other job related duties as requested.

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field5 to 7 years of experience with finance or similar industriesKnowledge of grant accounting and expert knowledge of regulations relating to expenditure responsibility.Knowledge of current and emerging technology; uses technology and systems effectively to support daily activities; looks for new ways to apply technology to promote efficiency and improve quality.Demonstrated expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat; ability to write queries and ad hoc reports, general ledger software, electronic communications.Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize, multitask and meet competing deadlinesAbility to budget multiple funding sources across multiple reporting unitsAbility to learn Start Early funder rules and regulations and able to apply the guidelines in the activity of the accounting department.Demonstrated ability to follow through on tasks under tight timeframesHighly organized with superior attention to details.Ability to manage multiple tasks, address shifting priorities, exercise independent judgment, and accomplish assignments in a timely mannerAbility to process and protect confidential information in a professional manner.Must have excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written.Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.Ability to understand, analyze and interpret financial information in varying formats (including general ledgers) and complete required reports.Must be able to work extended hours during peak periods.Deep commitment to and experience in advancing diversity, racial equity, and inclusion into organizational routines and practice.Effectively establish and maintain effective relationships with funders and partners and gain their trust and (link removed)fort and experience in handling risk and uncertainty to move work forward.

Salary: $89,000 - $95,000



Our generous benefits plan includes:



Comprehensive Health Plans, Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Holistic Wellness Program, Professional Development Program, 401k Contribution, Paid Volunteer Days, 6 months paid parental leave, and much more.



Start Early is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.




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