South Boston, Boston, MA, USA
OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Associate Director, Grants & Compliance, the Financial Analyst (Grants) will provide financial guidance and support Year Up fundraising professionals across all sites. This role will include counseling sites on grant reporting, contract policies and procedures, compliance and regulatory issues, and post-award administration, in addition to maintaining and reconciling grant records to ensure compliance with donor requirements. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of accounting and financial reporting and must possess a thorough knowledge of grant reporting. To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy leading efforts to constantly and consistently improve the organization’s financial performance. You are someone who is skilled at anticipating the needs of others and taking on new challenges. In addition to supporting the National office, the successful candidate will support internal constituents using exemplary customer service, relationship building, and communication skills. In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Financial Analyst (Grants) will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Grants Reporting and Compliance Interact with Development and Program staff in providing financial reports and information for budget and contract proposals while also managing funder expectationsAbility to apply the theory behind grant processing to different requests while maintaining the organization’s external reporting standardsPrepare Excel invoices and supporting schedules while following financial terms and conditions for publicly funded contracts including budgets, time and effort requirements, agency reporting and grant closing proceduresPeriodically project grant spending in Excel to ensure grant maximizationEnsure compliance with federal and state financial and legal requirements for a portfolio of public grantsMonitor staff time allocations to grants and contracts to ensure maximum efficiency of financial resourcesPrepare monthly general ledger closing reconciliations and assist in monthly temporarily restricted release calculationsStrategy and Process Recommend policies and procedures to improve grant processing infrastructureDevelop internal controls that can be implemented across sitesWork on various analyses and other special projects, as neededSite Team/Learning Community Member Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current studentsJoin and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with studentsQUALIFICATIONS: 4-5 years of experience in fund, revenue, and/or nonprofit accounting preferredExperience preparing budget and financial reportsAdvanced proficiency in ExcelThorough understanding of GAAP, internal control systems, and Uniform Guidance 2CFR Part 200Experience with Salesforce and NetSuite preferredStrong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detailAbility to work independently and as a team playerAptitude for balancing multiple tasks and taking creative initiativeA passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a strong commitment to the mission of Year UpUnderstanding of the Opportunity Divide and its driversCommitment to diversity and inclusionORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that enables motivated young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year by providing the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high-expectations, high-support model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, coursework eligible for college credit, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to enable young adults with a viable path to economic self-sufficiency and meaningful careers. Year Up has served more than 30,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up has a presence in 27 U.S. cities, including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington. Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/ As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. TO APPLY: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website. Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.