American Bar Association (ABA)

Manager of Grants Operations and Compliance

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

At the direction of the department head, the Manager of Grants Operations and Compliance leads the day-to-day oversight for accounting and fiscal compliance for both domestic and international grants. Manages and develops grant policies, procedures, training responsibilities, and materials to optimize both grant Administration/compliance and program efficacy for both field and ABA staff.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities -Leads reports and manages oversight and compliance for all field and grant activities. Assists in field, internal and external year end audits.

-Functions as the subject matter expert on all compliance activities related to grants and activities and counsels Program Leadership on such issues.

-Develops, recommends, and implements, approved modifications to policies and procedures to enhance internal controls and enhance business processes.

-Oversees and is accountable for training of all grant staff in grant and organization financial policies, procedures, and regulations.

-Directs and is accountable for journalization of standard and monthly journal entries for grant activities.

-Liaises with ABA departments and responds to request s for information from outside auditors, funders, members, staff, and vendors.

-Provides leadership, coaching, counseling, performance feedback and appraisal, and, where necessary applies discipline to an assigned group of employees.

Basic Qualifications & Interests -Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting.

-At least three (3) years’ experience in grant accounting, reporting, and grant/program compliance.

-At least three (3) years’ experience interpreting and applying grant rules and regulations from government entities (e.g., OMB circulars) and/or private donors.

-Advanced-level skill in the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Preferred Qualifications & Interests -At least two years’ experience leading/supervising a staff group of grant accounting/compliance team members.

-Fluency in a language of a host country for which support is provided.

-Possession of an advanced degree and/or CPA.

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