Financial Grants Manager

  • 1933
  • Lexington, KY, USA 40511
  • Jan 31, 2018
Full time Finance

Job Description

The Council of State Governments (CSG), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government.  CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.  This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.  To learn more about CSG, please visit us at


The grants manager works closely with the chief financial officer, accounting and legal staffs to oversee all contract and grant-related issues. 


  • Develops, implements and administers all aspects of grants and contracts including compliance monitoring and financial reporting.
  • Analyzes and performs reconciliation of accounts and financial records.
  • Act as the primary contact for federal agencies on federal grants and contracts.
  • Acts as the liaison on budget issues between federal employees and CSG program managers.
  • Assists CSG program managers with the preparation of contract and grant proposals.
  • Ensures financial compliance with all state, federal and foundation regulations and guidelines.
  • Provides final approval of contract, subrecipients, and grant proposals prior to submission to contractors, granting authorities, and agencies.
  • Oversees recordkeeping of all grants and contracts to ensure compliance with related state and federal regulations and foundation guidelines.
  • Ensures that all grantor reporting requirements are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Monitors and approves expenditures during the term of grants and contracts.
  • Prepares and completes CSG's annual indirect cost proposal and submits to applicable cognizant agency.
  • Develops and implements improved systems for reporting and communicating financial information.
  • Prepares grant documents and schedules to successfully complete CSG's Single Audit per 2 CFR Part 200/
  • Represents CSG regarding audits and inquires by granting agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the chief financial officer.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience financially managing federal grants in a not-for-profit, university, government or related environment.
  • Working knowledge of compliance requirements for federal grants. 
  • Working knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200:  Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Working knowledge of financial and grant accounting.
  • Ability to adapt and become proficient in financial software packages.  Working knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other PC applications and programs.


  • Frequently communicates with internal customers, vendors, and visitors in person, on the telephone, and on the computer to provide assistance.
  • Frequently uses telephone to communicate.
  • Occasionally moves objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds when moving office supplies.
  • Frequently remains in a stationary position.
  • Frequently uses the computer when typing documents and entering data.
  • Frequently works in a well-lit, climate controlled room.


  • All applicants must complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

 CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans)

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