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Grants Finance Manager

April 16, 2018 - April 27, 2018
Location:Baltimore, MD
Benefits:An excellent benefit package is offered.
Employment Type:Full Time

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is seeking a Grants Finance Manager who will support and manage the financial and accounting aspects of federal and private grants. S/he will be the primary finance department contact among internal staff and external affiliates, partners and funders for various federal and corporate grants and related programs.


Duties:• Create and develop various analytical reports for grants using internal and external information and consolidating them to facilitate monthly and periodic reporting and tracking
• Maintain a good working relationship with external partners/funders and keep up to date information that would impact financial reporting requirements
• Perform regular and complex monthly and annual reconciliations of all general ledger accounts related to government and corporate grants and prepare routine month-end accruals for federal and corporate grants.
• Work with partners and funders to identify opportunities to improve financial operations via compliance and/or efficiencies.
• Monitor actual to budget trends and work with program managers to identify and implement corrective action plans as needed. Monitor burn rates for affiliates and Federal programs.
• Track and monitor labor (FTE) against approved budgets and respond to any variances with analysis and propositions for resolution or change.
• Maintain an effective tracking system of programs and affiliate financial activity; receive and process monthly reimbursement requests from affiliates.
• Analyze applicable monthly data by preparing forecasts and reviewing spending patterns; prepare financial reports and drawdowns for Federal awards.
• Maintain award financial reporting calendar and preparing financial reports; provide current financial information to relevant program managers; provide analysis that would facilitate their management of the program and the optimization of the award.
• Develop, maintain and present a monthly rolling forecast that reflects the best insights of both financial factors and program variables. Understand the primary variables driving program results and explain the consequences of risks posed by each variable.
• Make recommendations as appropriate for identified risk and issues involving partners and affiliates.
• Provide active support in the preparation of grants proposal budget submissions and ensure the proposal in line with the guidelines of the RFP.
• Identify opportunities to provide added-value to partners by learning about their challenges and working with them to resolve their issues through one-on-one coaching, making connections between other affiliates, and/or providing or recommending appropriate training. Inform supervisor and program managers of relevant issues.
• Support varied needs of the Accounting and Finance units by temporarily filling in for the absences of other team members or doing special projects as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance related field in combination with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant non-profit accounting experience.
• Knowledge, experience, and familiarity with federal compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal fund and non-profit accounting such as GAAP and OMB's Super Circular (2-CFR-200) required.
• Experience in financial analysis, financial reporting, budget development, and forecasting preferred.
• Knowledge of indirect rate application and allocation methodologies preferred.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to identify critical priorities and take initiative to respond in a flexible way to changing needs.
• Superior mathematical, analytical, and technical skills. Highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated to remain current on a day-to-day basis.
• Highly proficient in using general ledger software and spreadsheets.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.
• Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues, and partners; commitment to refugees and immigrants

Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 77-year history, a budget of approximately $70 million per year, and over 100 headquarters staff.

LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, April 27, 2018 via For more information about LIRS, please visit

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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