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LifeWorks Austin Published: November 14, 2019
Austin, TX
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LifeWorks is looking for a Grant Accountant to manage financial transactions that relates to organizations' received grants and various financial transactions within the general ledger.  Key responsibilities will entail ensuring the accurate and timely processing of monthly expenditure reports, preparing standard and ad-hoc financial statements for funding sources, and assisting with the annual audit of the agency.

This position requires a tenacious individual that can work effectively though complex problems and develop solutions to ensure strict deadlines are met. Knowledge and experience with contract billing, third-party operating practices and procedures, federal funding and GAAP requirements, and computerized accounting systems would be beneficial. Clear, effective, professional communication with internal and external contacts is essential.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who takes initiative to learn new skills and technologies, eagerly seeks solutions to problems, and is energized by managing multiple priorities simultaneously.


  • Manages assigned grants, including preparation of monthly expenditure reports, analysis and forecasting of program revenue and expenditures.
  • Works closely with supervisor on financial communications to Division Directors, Program Directors, Program Service Coordinators and other applicable staff.
  • Reviews employee expense reports relative to assigned funding sources for accuracy and appropriate documentation.
  • Reviews and analyzes program in-kind for accuracy and necessary supporting documentation.
  • Files all program fiscal reports to the funding source by the specified due date in the contract.
  • Becomes well versed in the contract requirements of assigned grants and any associated regulations.
  • Maintains up-to-date analyses of assigned general ledger accounts and produce required journal entries for reconciling items on a monthly basis.
  • Assists in the annual agency budgeting process.
  • Develops financial reports for information on-demand using MIP or Microsoft Office products.
  • Develops processes and procedures to ensure accuracy of financial reporting.
  • Prepares source documentation for entry into the agency's general ledger.
  • Maintains A/P and A/R files in a well-organized manner.
  • Initiates and monitors service billing by working directly with internal care providers and third-party billing contractor.
  • Reviews financial information for cost assessment to the various contracts and funding sources.
  • Researches and resolves daily incoming third-party and private pay insurance correspondence.
  • Coordinates processing and submission of insurance credentialing.
  • Completes month end close tasks and duties within the time-frame identified to properly close out the month and prepare financial statements.
  • Ability to retain learned information and translate financial aspects in non-numerical language for departments to understand clearly and comply with accordingly.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding client and staff information, and fiscal decisions.
  • Maintains Agency Fiscal guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Requires Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; and
  • Requires minimum 3+ years accounting experience (preferably in a non-profit organization); or
  • Associate Degree with 5+ years' experience within a non-profit organization; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge/experience with requirements of federal funding and GAAP requirements.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, preferably Abila MIP.
  • Proficient level experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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