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Temporary Grant Specialist #28463

Temporary Grant Specialist

Salary: DOE

1-2 years of grant accounting experience required

A health department in Boston is looking to hire a self-motivated Temporary Grant Specialist. If you’re a Boston resident, have grant accounting and GP2018 (Great Plains) experience, apply today.


  • Grant Specialist will maintain financial management and oversee compliance for an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts; in accordance with government regulations and funder requirements
  • Set up and review new grant awards, grant amendments and budget revisions in the GP2018 accounting system
  • Document internal grant deadlines and implement a tracking system that ensures all deadlines are met
  • Run and review monthly grant reports, analyze budget-to-actual variances, advise bureaus/programs of inconsistent spending trends and budget overages/shortfalls 
  • Assist Bureau Administrators (BAs) and Program Directors (PDs) with the preparation of grant and program budgets, budget amendments, and support the annual budget process
  • Ensure that grant budgets are current, accurate, and properly maintained in the accounting system
  • Review and approve grant-related financial transactions prior to entry into GP2018 accounting system
  • Work with grant team colleagues to develop a comprehensive grant filing system
  • Maintain complete and accurate grant files, ensure project records are kept in good order and readily available for review and audit
  • Review new awards and all sponsored terms and conditions; verify compliance conditions are met
  • Monitor expenditure activity for compliance and communicate with BAs & PDs as needed
  • Work with Accounting, Revenue, and external partners to ensure timely collection of outstanding receivables
  • Train program staff on proper coding of expenditures and other items related to grant accounting and compliance


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, economics, or a technical discipline
  • 1-2 years of grant accounting experience OR at least 4 years of grant accounting related experience in lieu of degree
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with either Great Plains 2018 or ReQlogic requisitioning software a plus
  • Understanding and knowledge of federal and state grant principles and procedures required, specifically 2 CFR Part 200 - UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems, think logically, take initiative, and pay attention to detail

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