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Senior Grant Accountant

Seattle, WA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$61,000 to $70,000 per year

Published on 8 Sep 2021

Expires on

Senior Grant Accountant

April 8, 2021

Job Announcement – Senior Grant Accountant

United Way of King County’s mission is to bring caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community's toughest challenges. Our culture fosters leadership, open communication, teamwork and collaboration, integrity, and accountability.

Because of what we do, we are deeply committed to addressing racial inequities head on to make progress towards a community with equal opportunity for all.  We seek individuals in roles to engage in this journey as part of a collective responsibility for forward movement.

The Grant Accountant works with a team of three, and will oversee the accounting, invoicing, and reporting functions related to grant funded awards and contracts. The position will own the chart of accounts related to these awards and contracts and wil be able to provide insight and guidance to internal stakeholders.  The position also takes responsibility for invoicing and reporting to the funders and works as a liaison to ensure timely and accurate information is exchanged. In addition, certain monthly and annual closing responsibilities will belong to this position. 

United Way of King County is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. 

We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

The recruiting salary range is $67,500 - $73,500 – DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting. 

Note: All candidates MUST apply on our Careers Website in order to be considered for this position.

This is a time limited position, 12-18 months, based on grant funding with a potential for renewal.


COVID-19 Update:

Protecting the health and safety of our communities is a top priority.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely for the time being.  We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions.  If you are hired for the position, you will start off working remotely. UWKC employees are working remotely through July 1, 2021.  We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our hiring process.

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role [proof of   record will be requested during the onboarding process].

Essential Duties:

  • Provides detailed financial reporting to internal stakeholders, and regularly meet to review
  • Prepares and provides financial reporting and invoicing to funding source partners
  • Reviews payment requests from subrecipients, and resolves any discrepancies prior to approving payment
  • Works closely with Community Service Team to ensure compliance with Uniform Guidance
  • Documents internal control processes for Rental Assistance program in compliance with Uniform Guidance
  • Supports Single Audit process with external audit firm
  • Provides various audit schedules to support audit activities
  • Actively identifies process improvements and takes initiative to take corrective action
  • Prepares general ledger journal entries to record activities
  • Provides various audit schedules, answers auditor questions, and provides documentation to support the annual audit.
  • Research and documents accounting transactions & resolves accounting discrepancies.
  • Prepares monthly reconciliations of general ledger accounts, reviews and approves monthly reconciliations.




Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, specializing in accounting or related field. Must have at least three years’ general accounting experience with an emphasis on general ledger processing and financial reporting. Experience in a non-profit environment, desired.

Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


  • Working knowledge of Uniform Guidance of Federal Awards
  • High attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and problem solving is a must
  • Intermediate knowledge of professional accounting principles, practices, and methods in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and non-profit accounting
  • Basic math skills, intermediate Microsoft office skills and computerized accounting systems experience with general ledger/report writing software including Microsoft Dynamics (Solomon); FRx, Management Reporter or other report writing software such as Enterprise, preferred.
  • Solid working knowledge of relational databases, Solomon experience desired
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting assigned deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with frequent interruptions and ability to shift work priorities quickly
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; Enterprise, and Microsoft Programs experience.
  • Thoughtfully works with teams to resolve issues, including competing demands, sensitive situations, and conflicts with other groups.



Job encounters recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm. Work involves a moderate degree of complexity or difficulty. Position operates from established and well-known procedures and requires strong communication both within the department and with other departments as well. Decisions are sometimes made by a group process and sometimes on an independent basis, with supervisor review on a general basis. Errors in work could result in inaccurate reporting and lead to inaccurate financial reporting.

Contacts are normally made with others both inside and outside the organization. Contacts are usually made with other departments or locations. Job is not involved with working with volunteers. Contacts are usually made on own initiative with most contacts being made on the phone, via e-mail or with face-to-face interaction.

Physical activities required by the work include sitting, talking, hearing, reaching, fingering, and using repetitive motions of hands/wrists.

Work is performed in an office environment. Normal office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position works under constant time requirements/constraints. 


This job position performs other assignments and performs other duties as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.  The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role [proof of   record will be requested during the onboarding process].