Fiscal Specialist



Fiscal Specialist Seattle, WA

The Challenge:
Our client, a Federal Agency is seeking a Grant Support Specialist who will be responsible for performing a variety of technical grant related and financial analysis of new, refunding, and supplement grant applications approved for funding to ensure they include all required forms, assurances, agreements, etc. Keeps assigned Program Specialist informed of the grant application status; conducts post-award monitoring of grantee’s on-going activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs initial comprehensive cost analysis on approved grant applications to ensure compliance with ACF Grants Administration Manual and Technical Review and Budget form.
  2. Verifies Indirect Cost Rate Agreements, and evaluate specific elements of cost for necessity, reasonableness, and allowability
  3. Prepares written recommendations for Grants Officer based on analysis of cost data
  4. Contacts grantees when necessary to request missing or additional supporting documentation for proposed costs and revised budgets
  5. Researches HHS Alert List and the list of grantees excluded from Federal Procurement Programs to ensure prospective grantee does not appear on any of these lists.
  6. Reviews continuation grant file to ensure Program Project Officer Certification has been obtained prior to award
  7. Prepares the Notice of Award (NOA) document(s) for each assigned grant award in compliance with Head Start policies and procedures.
  8. Reviews grantees’ post-award requests regarding carry-over of unobligated funds, changes in the approval of equipment purchases, and no-cost extensions of project periods to ensure conformance with Head Start policies and procedures
  9. Coordinates review of grantee requests with appropriate program official; prepares documentation to formalize requested post-award action
  10. Reviews Financial Status and Program Progress reports submitted by grantees to ensure progress on awarded grant is adequate and funds are being spent in compliance with applicable cost principles and terms of grant award
  11. Performs additional technical pre-award and post-award grant related activities as requested by Grants Office and Project Manager
  12. Researches and drafts initial audit resolution

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree Required (Preferred: Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent experience)
  2. Preferred master’s degree
  3. Two years of relevant experience can be substituted for degree
  4. Knows the policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal Grants Management Analyst Function Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the Grants Management Office
  5. OMB Circular A-133 -Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations
  6. Knowledge of the Uniform Guidance Regulations found at 45 CFR 75
  7. Knowledge of the Head Start Program Performance Standards
  8. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  9. Familiarity with Federal Web-based Systems
  10. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite


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