About the Role
The Vander Weele Group is seeking a Grants Accountant for grant monitoring engagements with government agencies. The Grants Accountant will support compliance monitoring initiatives and perform compliance reviews, including testing to ensure sufficient internal controls are in place to comply with Federal and State statutes, regulations, rules, grant agreements, and procedures. This position requires meticulous attention to detail, precision, and accuracy in written work.
This position has the potential for up to 25% travel.
At the Vander Weele Group, our mission is to provide oversight to Federal and state grant programs serving vulnerable populations. We combining decades of grants monitoring expertise with industry-specific program experience. The firm offers traditional fiscal and compliance reviews, programmatic monitoring, risk assessments, internal control reviews, data analytics to detect fraud, forensic audits, best practice recommendations, and technical assistance for grantees. We live and work with integrity, fairness, and a commitment to continuous improvement—and strive to hire individuals who do the same.
Analyze grant submissions, revisions, and related budgets to ensure adherence to Federal and State regulations.
Test processes and internal controls to verify practices are in place, and sufficient to ensure compliance.
Sample and review expense reimbursements for equipment, supplies, and personnel to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and established guidelines.
Draft recommendations and reports to summarize testing and findings and ensure that required reports are submitted per project requirements.
Ensure that appropriate actions are implemented to resolve past deficiencies in auditing or monitoring reviews.
Related duties, as required.
Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Internal Audit, or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience. CPA and/or CIA preferred.
A minimum of two years performing audits (internal or external), compliance, or regulatory review work.
Understanding of, and ability to discern between allowable and unallowable expenditures and internal controls.
Experience producing written recommendations based on testing results and experience coordinating with management to implement reasonable solutions that improve oversight and internal controls.
The ability to work independently and in a team while meeting time and budget standards.
The ability to multi-task and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines.
The ability to prioritize and work on multiple sequential processes seamlessly.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).
Experience with Federal educational grants.
Experience conducting external audits.
Experience working with various sampling methodologies.