Grant Accountant (full time)

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is in search of a Grant Accountant. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, this full-time exempt, benefits-eligible position is located in Bridgeport, CT. As a Grant Accountant, you will bring your robust accounting background and experience with grants to collaborate across the organization to ensure smooth and timely grant processing and facilitate the day-to-day management of grants, donations and fundraising efforts. This is a visible role within a fast-paced department, oftentimes with quick, conflicting deadlines.


  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting entries and financial reports for all grants
  • Coordination of cash management functions for all grants including preparation of reimbursement requests, draw-downs of funds and billing
  • Develop and review budgets for grant proposals aligned with organizational priorities
  • Support development program in responding to and managing follow-up financial requests from funders
  • Work closely with VP, Finance to track adjustments and projections
  • Support creation of the organizational budget, primarily from a ‘budget by funder’ and an unrestricted vs. restricted perspective
  • Coordinate all financial reporting aspects of grants to allocate expenses to specific funders according to budget and need
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports for donors to Finance and Development to meet rolling deadlines across all funding relationships
  • Review time allocation to grants to ensure that allocations meet funding requirements, and that grant funds are being spent down appropriately
  • Support VP of Finance on audits and agreed-upon-procedures as needed, providing documentation and drafting responses to audit questions
  • Review all incoming grant agreements for their financial requirements to provide advice on their application, feasibility, and practical implementation
  • Work with the VP of Compliance and Government Reporting to ensure that directors and managerial staff understand and comply with funders’ terms and conditions as set out in grant agreements
  • Maintain documentation of financial documents for funding agreements and strong internal processes
  • Prepare a periodic and annual restricted revenue release schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements and Skills:

  •  Bachelors’ degree in Accounting plus a minimum three-to-five years’ of experience in an accounting-related role, preferably in a compliance capacity with grant management experience.
  • Detailed familiarity with principles of GAAP as it relates to grant management
  •  Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and AmpliFund preferred
  •  Advanced proficiency with MS Excel including complex pivot tables, formulas, lookup functions etc.
  •  Highly organized and possessing a strong attention to detail.
  •  Ability to prioritize to meet demands.

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of: Debra Bodner-Beurer, VP of Finance at: [email protected]

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer