National Wildlife Federation
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Full Time

The Senior Grants Analyst will serve as a lead person for restricted revenue and grant award management for the finance department. The position is generally responsible for effectively providing financial management, financial and narrative reporting, training, analysis, and communication for grants through a collaborative effort with the Philanthropy department, Conservation and Education programs, Finance, and other internal staff throughout the organization. Program assignments and terms may vary depending on priorities.

In this role you will:

Manage and track restricted revenue including government grants within the organization which includes:

  • Coordinating between Programs, Philanthropy, and Finance departments in preparing and reviewing budget proposals for grants
  • Monitoring all revenue and expenses related to grant funded programs during the annual budgeting process
  • Managing restricted revenue portion of the new budget by coordinating between Philanthropy, Finance, and program managers to accurately reflect known and anticipated restricted revenue sources
  • Monitoring appropriate financial and reporting systems, such as Lawson, i-Budget and Stratus Live, to ensure accurate and up-to-date information
  • Serving as point person to review, code, and track all grant revenue and monitor such expenses
  • Ensuring highly accurate and timely monthly projections are completed in the monthly closing process
  • Managing year-end process of recording and reconciling revenue with Program staff and Finance
  • Working with other Sr. Grants Analyst and Director of Finance to ensure year end journal entries are prepared accurately and timely

Ensure accurate and timely reporting to donors and analysis for departments and management:

  • In coordination with Program directors, Philanthropy, and Finance, produce and submit financial and narrative reports as required by donors or auditors related to grant funds or grant funded program work
  • Ensuring that reporting adheres to the requirements of the funders both in content and deadlines as well as that it matches financial information tracked in various systems within NWF, should audits need to be made


  • Serving as the point person for all NWF department interactions and communications about restricted revenue
  • Liaison between Conservation and Education programs, Philanthropy, and Finance and any other departments regarding the tracking, compliance and information flow related to grant funded programs
  • Recognizing informational needs for each department at various stages in the grants process (from budget creation to report submittal)

Other duties

  • Producing journal entries as needed for restricted revenue
  • Assisting with the preparation of other supporting schedules during the annual audit process, indirect cost rate and the 990 preparation


  • B.S. or B.A. in Finance or Accounting or equivalent preferred
  • Five years of financial nonprofit experience, preferably in Philanthropy or Finance related to grant operations, with some overlap in program work
  • Experience with environmental education, conservation issues and federal grants
  • Demonstrated ability to create and track budgets and expenses
  • Ability to manage diverse groups of people around a purpose, as well as work well independently
  • Knowledge of nonprofit financial reporting requirements, strong financial analysis and presentation abilities
  • Understanding of donor/nonprofit relationships
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial professionals
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Must consistently meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of databases, preferably Essbase
  • Lawson or other financial software a plus
  • The selected applicant's workplace actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus

There will be minimal travel in the local area as needed, and out of area not exceeding 3 times per year

The National Wildlife Federation, America's largest conservation organization, is passionate about protecting wildlife and wild places. Interested candidates should submit both a cover letter and resume. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a flexible work environment. We are committed to further building a diverse team and strongly encourages all qualified professionals to apply.

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