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Grant Finance Manager

Grand Rapids, MI

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 26 Oct 2021

Expires on 30 Nov 2021

Grant Finance Manager



The Grant Finance Manager is responsible for compliance with all grants, federal, state, local and private, ensuring United Way is in compliance and meeting all deliverables. This includes financial compliance and reporting and monitoring of subrecipients. This position requires an understanding of federal regulations to ensure United Way policies and activities comply with regulations.


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level:

Grant Management-Compliance

  • Oversee approved funding contracts from a financial perspective to ensure that documentation and reporting requirements are met prior to due dates.
  • Prepare and/or review information and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and modify policies/procedures/systems in accordance with government regulations and organizational needs and objectives.
  • Responsible for external monitoring visits, reviews, audits, and cross-site evaluations.
  • Responsible for A-133, Single Audit.

Grant Management-Financial

  • Facilitate regular meetings with fiduciary partners to ensure proper spend of all available funding.
  • Attend regular fiduciary governance, committee meetings and workgroups.
  • Work with Program Managers to create program budgets.
  • Keep a schedule of grant renewal dates, reporting dates, and new grant due dates.
  • Maintain supporting schedules to support proper accounting treatment of grants.
  • Provide support for requests from Grant Writer for both grant applications and regular reporting.
  • Annual review and update of Grant Management Policies to ensure compliance with current regulations.
  • Annually update registration in System of Award Management (SAM) to manage federal grant funds awarded.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Monitor Subawards

  • Ensure subrecipient monitoring procedures are compliant with federal and other applicable regulations and are consistent with sound business practices.
  • Monitor subrecipient compliance with federal regulations and the requirements of their subrecipient agreements through site visits, audits, and other mechanisms applicable to subrecipient monitoring. Recommend actions necessary to resolve issues/concerns.
  • Provide guidance in interpreting and executing applicable regulations and subrecipient award terms and conditions.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ finance and/or accounting experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with federal grants
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with diverse groups required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with set deadlines/guidelines.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work volume while maintaining high quality standards.
  • High level of independent thinking and judgment, combined with solid logical and ethical reasoning.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Good organizational skills with great attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications.

Direction of Others

Directly supervises Staff Accountant

Minimum Salary Statement:  All of the roles within HWMUW have pay ranges that commensurate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the successful candidate.  The minimum salary for this position is $53,000. 


At Heart of West Michigan United Way, we’re pursuing a vision of a thriving community for all. We fight poverty in Kent County by uniting resources from donors, workplaces, and grant funders with the most effective programs that intervene in crisis and empower people to build toward self-sufficiency.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to unite community resources to invest in solutions that reduce poverty in West Michigan.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

We recognize that structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities in our community. At United Way, we pledge to not only denounce racism, but to oppose all forms of intersecting oppression, including sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, and every other form of systemic oppression. Read more on our wesbite.