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Posted on August 24, 2020

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Senior Grants Accountant to join their finance team.  The Senior Grants Accountant will be responsible for budgeting, post-award administration, financial accounting and audit preparedness for all grants.  Additionally, the Senior Grants Accountant will also be responsible for ensuring that revenue from all sources (restricted and unrestricted) is reported in an accurate manner with associated reporting provided to senior leadership in a timely manner. Under the guidance of the Controller, the Senior Grants 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 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 those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For more than 45 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.


Revenue/Grants Management

  • Management of grant funding including, but not limited to, grant billing, journalizing grant-related transactions, preparing reports, and reconciling grants to general ledger.
  • Collaborate with Finance and Development staff, to prepare budget-related materials and supporting documentation required for submission of grant proposals, renewals, budget modifications.
  • Prepare donor financial reports for grants with reporting requirements and comply with specific requirements as stated in grant agreements.
  • Assist the Development team in monitoring and tracking all revenue and expenses related to grant funded programs.
  • Verify all cash receipts are entered accurately in the accounting system.
  • Conduct reconciliation of systems including Sage Intacct and Blackbaud Raisers Edge to ensure data is accurate and up to date during the month-end close process for all revenue sources.
  • Ensure the timely projection of all revenue sources and manage year-end process of recording and reconciling revenue with Development and Finance teams.

Other Financial Responsibilities

  • During the annual budgeting process, manage the revenue portion of the new budget by communication with various teams to accurately reflect known and anticipated restricted revenue sources.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries as needed for all revenue sources.
  • Assist the Controller with preparation of annual audit schedules related to restricted and unrestricted revenue and 990 schedules.
  • Assist the Controller, the VP of Finance and Administration, in the development of policies and procedures to fulfill grant accounting and compliance requirements.
  • Occasional work on special projects.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • B.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 work effectively under pressure, handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously, and adapt quickly to shifting priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, and non-profit financial accounting principles
  • Experience with Sage Intacct
  • Experience with creating and tracking budgets and budget proposals

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

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

Key Relations

The Senior Grants Accountant will report directly to the Controller. This position will collaborate closely with the Finance and Development teams as well VP of Finance and Administration.

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $75,618 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. Because NWLC is located in Washington, DC, the Sr. Grants Accountant will be a DC based role. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, all NWLC staff are mandated to telework through at least January 31, 2021. During this period, NWLC has established temporary emergency relief leave to be used by employees in place of accrued sick and vacation leave.


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 for this position, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references with current contact information. Resumes should include exact start and end dates of employment specifically month and year. Please send application material via e-mail to: senioraccountant@nwlc.org and include position title in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. No calls please.


If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at humanresources@nwlc.org.

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