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Senior Accountant - Grants

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The Senior Accountant - Grants, reporting directly to the Director of Finance, is primarily responsible for management of federal, state and city as well as private and foundation grants. This position is also responsible for maintaining timely and accurate agency financial records in accordance with standard fiscal practices and requirements of funders.


  • Management of a portfolio of government as well as private and foundation grants
  • Work closely with program management on program, budgets, modifications and other financial requests
  • Timely preparation and submission of periodic vouchers and expenditure reports.
  • Monthly analysis of Trial Balance/General Ledger and perform adjustments as needed.
  • Review payment requests for assigned contracts to ensure budget supports expenses
  • Preparation of materials for program and agency-wide audits; assist in preparation of quarterly board reports
  • Perform additional duties as requested by management. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance and a minimum of three years of work experience in grants management
  • Experience with federal, state, and city grant administration and accounting
  • Thorough understanding of OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced Excel skills; experience with Intacct a plus
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented, excellent communication (oral and written) and analytical skills; highly accurate
  • Ability to analyze financial reports in making recommendations
  • Ability to be flexible and to adjust work schedule to reflect varying accounting deadlines
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills; able to multi-task, strong follow-through skills and detail oriented
  • Strong knowledge of accounting software programs (Intacct experience preferred)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Mid 60s, plus generous benefits

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to: APPLY

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