Manager, Grant Accountant (Federal & Non-Federal)

  • full_time
  • Germany



UnboundEd recently joined with two other professional learning organizations, Pivot Learning and CORE Learning. Together as one entity, we are now the largest equity-focused professional learning organization in the nation. We provide evidence-based, comprehensive instructional and curriculum support to educators and school systems leaders in over 40 states across the country.

UnboundEd empowers educators to transform teaching and learning. We work with classroom teachers, school leaders and district executives to ensure engaging, affirming and meaningful grade-level instruction, so that we eliminate the predictability of student outcomes by race and socioeconomic status. We focus on the needs of students of color and those who have historically been at the margins because when we do that, all students benefit.


Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Manager, Grant Accounting will serve as the lead accountant and provide financial oversight for all federal and philanthropy grant expenditures of the organization. This position will provide budget versus actual analysis for each grant, ensure financial accounting of grants is accurate and timely, and ensure all reporting documentation is accurate. This position will partner with various departments in the organization to ensure grant projections are on track and within budgetary constraints. This individual will also ensure the organization abides by all federal and private philanthropy grant financial requirements.

UnboundEd is a virtual organization and this employee can be based anywhere in the United States. UnboundEd has core business hours where we expect all staff to be available from 9 am to 5 pm local time and 10% travel is required.


Essential responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

Accounting: Monitor and track grant expenditures, ensuring proper allocation and utilization of funds in accordance with grant guidelines

  • Prepare monthly expenditure account and balance sheet account reconciliations for grant-related spending
  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries, account analyses and reconciliations as directed
  • Prepare supporting schedules for filings such as the annual Consolidated Fiscal Report (CFR) and annual audit schedules
  • Support with the development of grant time and effort reporting through the use of Excel worksheets and time-tracking software
  • Audit the general ledger to ensure no expenses are missed for all grants regularly

Projections & Reporting: Compare grant spend versus grant budgets and recommend modifications as needed

  • Prepare financial reports and invoices for all grants to ensure timely and accurate submission to government funders and private foundations
  • Assists grant managers with financial information in the preparation of grant proposals
  • Collaborate with the finance team to ensure seamless integration of grant financials with overall organizational financial reporting

Grant Management: Continuously improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process for grants

  • Provide support and regular communication with grant managers 
  • Liaise with grant officers for Federal and philanthropic grants
  • Stay informed about changes in grant regulations and accounting standards, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Provide training and guidance to staff on grant financial management and reporting processes
  • Other projects as required



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in Federal Grant Accounting with experience in Consolidated Fiscal Reporting (CFR)
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel is required
  • Other equivalent combinations of relevant experience and training will also be considered


  • Commitment to UnboundEd’s organizational values
  • Learning orientation and commitment toward diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of urban school environments
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a virtual, remote environment and build strong relationships with colleagues and partners across geographies and time zones
  • Familiarity with OMB Uniform Guidance & the G5 Federal Platform
  • Willingness to work alongside a dynamic, highly collaborative, and vision-driven team
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Google-based applications, and online collaboration tools such as Slack
  • High proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel



UnboundEd offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education and a generous benefits package that includes take-as-you-need vacation time, group medical, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance plans, and an employer-sponsored 401K retirement plan with a 5% employer contribution and no vesting period or salary cap.  This is a three-year, grant-funded (ending September 2026) full-time, exempt position with an annual pay rate of $80,000-$120,000. A compensation offer is based on relevant years of experience in relation to the position. Because of our strong commitment to equity and growth, UnboundEd does not negotiate or place compensation offers at the top of the range.


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