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Grant Coordinator / Accountant

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Nov 11, 2021

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Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
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We have an exceptional opportunity for a Grant Coordinator / Accountant to support SREB’s objectives.

The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. Our vision is that each child and adult in the SREB region will have high-quality educational opportunities that build on the rich diversity of the region and lead to productive, meaningful lives and robust economies.

SREB is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, organization based in Atlanta. We are an organization of professionals committed to our mission: helping states and educators improve student access and achievement to improve the social and economic vitality of the SREB region.

What does a Grant Coordinator / Accountant do?

Summary:  Responsible for providing financial accounting and grant accounting services in order to meet the needs of the organization.  Functional responsibilities include the preparation and maintenance of financial records, fixed assets, the audit of financial transactions, the production of reports and statements, and the activities related to the management and reporting of grant obligations.

  • Perform grant-related pre-award functions, including reviewing the budget to ensure overhead costs are covered, ensure indirect costs are included, ensure that indirect costs agree with those approved in the grant.
  • Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes, reconciliations, re-budgeting and grant closeout functions as required.
  • Review monthly financial results and provide accurate and timely financial reports to appropriate grant manager. 
  • Perform professional accounting functions including financial accounting, fixed assets, payroll, reconciliation, accounts receivable and  budget analysis. 
  • Provide internal and external auditors with information required to perform grant or financial audits, prepare information for data requests, 
  • Review accounting and financial documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations, make correcting entries, and examine supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with contracts and other agreements, policies and appropriate regulations.
  • Assist employees with Concur expense reimbursement questions and make Concur system updates.

What does it take to be a Grant Coordinator/Accountant?

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field; AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience, including financial operations and grants management; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

For this opportunity, we seek candidates with knowledge of:

Required  Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of general and fund accounting, including GAAP.
  • Grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures and applicable local, state and federal regulations.
  • Principles and practices of grant administration.
  • Budgetary development, practices and terminology.
  • Codes and regulations related to the work.
  • Computer applications/software related to the work.
  • Financial record keeping and bookkeeping practices and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of reviewing financial documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

Skill in:

  • Applying principles and practices of general and fund accounting.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Performing grant-related pre- and post-award functions including budget review, budget and expense analysis, financial reporting, and grant closeout functions.
  • Reviewing financial documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Compiling and reviewing budget figures.
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
  • Applying advanced knowledge to research, analyze, and resolve problems independently.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Maintaining accurate financial records and preparing accurate and timely reports.
  • Performing accurate arithmetic calculations.

Location:  This position is located in the Atlanta headquarters of SREB, midtown Atlanta. 

Our commitment to SREB team members includes these benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Flexible spending and health saving account options
  • Vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Generous time off and holidays
  • Outstanding retirement plan

Successful completion of a background investigation and drug test is required.

Our EEO Policy

Our goal is a diverse workforce representative of the people we serve.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where employment opportunities are equally available based on merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or other protected characteristics.  We seek a rich, diverse candidate pool and invite all qualified individuals to apply.



Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Atlanta, SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislatures to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.  We partner with policymakers such as state legislators and education agency officials as they implement policies to help students achieve more, prepare students for college and careers, and boost college completion. We are an organization of committed professionals with proven track records of helping students achieve academic success.

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