Senior Accounting Manager, Grants and Contributions

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Senior Grants and Contributions Accountant to join their finance team.  The Senior Grants and Contributions Accountant will be responsible for budgeting, post-award administration, financial accounting, and audit preparedness for all grants. Under the guidance of the Director of Grants, the Senior Grants and Contributions Accountant will work with both the Development and Accounting teams to develop process improvements and transparency for improved efficiencies between the two teams with a focus on accuracy and compliance.

The Organization

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially women of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and low-income women and families.

For 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight. Find out more at


Revenue/Grants Management

  • Management of grant and contribution funding including, but not limited to, grant receivables, reviewing, reconciling, and adjusting cash receipts to general ledger, and maintaining various schedules
  • Conduct reconciliation of systems including Sage Intacct and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge to ensure data is accurate and up to date during the month-end close process for all revenue sources
  • Maintain monthly budget to actual revenue accounting including updated projections through coordination with Development staff
  • Create and maintain revenue release and deferrals schedules and review with Director of Grants monthly for any necessary adjustments
  • Prepare revenue-related materials required for submission of grant proposals and reports
  • Help develop systems and processes to create efficiencies and enhancements to revenue tracking
  • Create tools and value-added reporting to assist in decision-making related to fundraising

Other Financial Responsibilities

  • During the annual budgeting process, manage the revenue portion of the new budget by collaborating with various teams to accurately reflect known and anticipated restricted revenue sources
  • Assist with preparation of annual audit schedules related to restricted and unrestricted revenue and 990 schedules
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures to fulfill grant accounting and compliance requirements
  • Occasional work on special projects


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • S or B.A in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of five years of financial nonprofit finance experience, with a focus on grant accounting
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills – must be able to handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously and adapt quickly to shifting priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced skills in Excel
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and non-profit financial accounting principles
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

  • CPA preferred but not required
  • Experience with donor management software is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, to work independently and within strict time constraints
  • Experience with Sage Intacct
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender and racial justice

Key Relations

The Senior Grants and Contributions Accountant will report directly to the Director of Grants. This position will collaborate closely with the Finance and Development teams.

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $91,000 will be provided to the successful candidate who has at least 5 years of experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework.

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation.

NWLC is a non-profit organization whose headquarters and staff are based in Washington, D.C. However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, most NWLC staff are temporarily teleworking with the option to work from our office, which is located in historic Dupont Circle (moving to Franklin Square in early 2023). We continue to monitor public health guidance and keep safety, science, and flexibility top of mind as we evaluate what reopening looks like for our team.


NWLC recognizes a staff bargaining unit, NWLC United, affiliated with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union/IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in NWLC’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.

How to Apply

To apply, please forward a resume and a cover letter outlining how your professional background is a good fit for this position. Resumes should include exact start and end dates (month and year) of employment. Please send application materials via email to: [email protected] and include the position title in the subject line. Applications accepted until position is filled.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations; people of color; and veterans.


If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at [email protected]