Senior Grant Accountant & Contract Administrator

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Senior Grant Accountant & Contract Administrator

January 20, 2019

Job Category: Finance, Grants & Contracts

Sterling, Virginia

Organization Summary

INMED Partnerships for Children is a nonprofit international development organization that creates pathways for disadvantaged children and families to achieve self-reliance and success. Since 1986, INMED and its in-country affiliates have improved access to basic healthcare, education and economic opportunities by aggregating innovative and sustainable approaches to breaking complex cycles of poverty.  

Our core programs in adaptive agriculture/aquaponics, health and nutrition and youth development have made a transformational impact on the lives of millions of children and their families in more than 100 countries. 

Position Summary

The Senior Grant Accountant & Contract Administrator is a key member of INMED's global HQ accounting/finance staff.  This position reports directly to the CFO and works closely with INMED's Controller, program staff, and overseas finance/accounting staff.

The Senior Grant Accountant & Contract Administrator is responsible for timely and accurate accounting for all grants and contracts, and for the proper administrator of grants/contracts by INMED. This includes ensuring compliance with GAAP, non-profit (fund) accounting and audit standards, as well as  the various rules, regulations and requirements of individual funders. The Senior Grant Accountant & Contract Administrator is responsible for analyzing financial activity for various grants and programs, and preparing/disseminating reports to internal INMED management and to funders, as required.


The Senior Grant Accountant & Contract Administrator must fulfill three primary responsibilities:

  • Ensure that grants/contracts expenditures are accounted for correctly/timely in accordance with GAAP and nonprofit accounting standards;
  • Ensure that grants/contracts are administered properly in conformance with agreement terms and in compliance with funder-specific rules and regulations;
  • Ensure that expenses for grants/contracts are reported correctly/timely to internal management as well as to funders and other external parties


  • Ensures that all financial transactions of overseas grants, contracts, projects and programs are captured, reported and recorded in INMED’s accounting records in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for non-profit/fund accounting;
  • Monitors actual expenses of overseas programs vs. approved budgets, investigates anomalies and corrects/reports/manages as appropriate;
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly financial reports for INMED management for overseas grants, contracts, projects and programs;
  • Prepares program/project financial reports as required by funders;
  • Understands terms of overseas grants, contracts, and other funding agreements, and ensures compliance by all parties;
  • Ensures INMED’s compliance with financial/accounting/audit requirements of all funders (US government, foreign governments, multilateral, corporate, foundation, other), as appropriate;
  • Assists program and development teams with development of budgets/pricing for new grants/proposals/contracts;
  • Provides assistance to INMED’s US accounting staff and external auditors during INMED’s annual financial audits;
  • Assists with preparing annual operating budgets for regions;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • - 4+year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Management or related field from a U.S. university
  • - MA/MS/MBA preferred
  • - CPA required


  • - Working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • - Familiarity with nonprofit accounting standards (including fund accounting)
  • - Knowledge of OMB and USAID financial rules and regulations
  • - Familiarity with general ledger systems and functions


  • - Minimum 2-4 years in public accounting (audit) or comparable experience
  • - Minimum 4 years experience with grant/fund accounting


  • - Stellar accounting and analytical skills
  • - Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team
  • - Strong work ethic
  • - Flexible and able to change priorities as needs of the business change
  • - Ability to think strategically and creatively
  • - Maturity, integrity and professionalism
  • - Advanced working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • - Superior English language communications skills (written, spoken)
  • - Other language skills (Spanish, Portuguese) desirable


  • Occasional international travel may be required


  • - INMED offeres a generous benefits package (includes paid time off, 401K, medical, dental, vision)
  • - Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • - INMED does not sponsor employees for work-related visas

Application Instructions

Please email your resume to Cover letters are optional. Please do not call. 

Contact Person Name

Lisa Schwartz

Contact Person Email


INMED is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.