Grants Administrator
The Brookings Institution 3 reviews - Washington, DC

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Responsible for monitoring and managing grant activity as it relates to revenue recognition, receipts, expenditures and reporting to funders. Must possess strong analytical skills, accounting skills, be very detailed orientated, able to multitask, and have great organizational skills. Peoplesoft and Federal Grant experience a plus.

Minimum bachelors degree in Accounting or related business degree required. Minimum 4 years experience grant/contract administration required.


Working knowledge of nonprofit financial operations and grant administration skills.
Knowledge of the federal grant process preferred.

Experience using PeopleSoft or similar accounting & planning software preferred.

Must be detail oriented and organized, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and a high level of accuracy.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong computer/spreadsheet skills; ability to work independently.


95% Grants and contracts administration

Reviews grant proposals for financial data and takes appropriate action to maintain compliance with Brookings standards.

Reviews contract and grant terms and conditions before acceptance by President, Treasurer, and Controller. Addresses any disparities in terms with appropriate person.

Monitors and maintains grant billing including (as needed), generating bills, preparing invoices, managing grant A/R and taking appropriate action to collect outstanding balances through coordination with Development and program administrators.

Summarizes grant terms and conditions for input into grant masterfile system; update system with modifications, as needed.

Creates and maintains the related project record. This includes set up for revenue recognition, billings, multi-job cost allocations, and reports due or other deliverables.

Maintains up to date and organized files.

Monitors revenue recognition for budgeting, reporting and closing in collaboration with program administrators to resolve funding application issues.

Monitors and prepares reports to funders based on availability of funds and funder reporting deadlines.

Ability to troubleshoot in PeopleSoft; identify and quantify problems and to formulate solutions.

Coordinates with contracting officers, auditors, DBAs, Executive Office, Development, HR, and Business Office to resolve grant related issues.

Participates in budget review meetings and process, and other duties, as assigned.

5% Other duties as assigned

Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications for the position will be considered. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment in this position. No phone calls please. Brookings welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

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