Senior Grant Accountant


Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.


The Senior Grants Accountant, under the direction of the Assistant Controller, will be responsible for preparing invoices and financial reports for federal and state grants, matching incoming receipts to invoices, tracking aging reports, reconciling project financials, monitoring funds availability, and assisting with annual program budgets. The position will be located at the National Office in Arlington, VA.  


  • Develop a thorough understanding of project operations, revenues, expenditures, and grant compliance requirements.
  • Ensure the documentation and details of grants are up to date in the grants database.
  • Prepare grant invoices and supporting documentation.
  • Enter invoices and accounts receivables adjustments in the accounting system.
  • Work with project managers to monitor and analyze project and program expenses to ensure alignment with grant requirements and budgets. Maintain close communication with project managers and assist in quantifying and forecasting surplus and deficits and pulling financial information.
  • Process incoming revenue/reimbursements and coordinate with program staff to ensure that grants revenues are properly allocated under the appropriate grants and programs in the accounting system in accordance with established budgets.
  • Work with program staff on grant reconciliation and close out at project end, as well as conducting annual review of projects at fiscal year-end.
  • Facilitate annual budget development for program staff.
  • Assist with audit requests related to grants.
  • Assist the Controller and Assistant Controller to create training materials and improve internal processes and systems.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field required.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in an accounting or finance role.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and correct problems as they occur.
  • Understanding of nonprofit grant accounting functions essential.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy and self-reviewing work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication plus solid organizational and people skills.
  • Self-directed and motivated, able to manage multiple and complex assignments and meet deadlines and production schedules both independently and as part of a team.
  • Prior experience in administering federal and state grants; familiarity with natural resource and fisheries funding programs a plus.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations (Uniform Guidelines).
  • Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple priorities, and to work well with teams of people.
  • Passion for the outdoors and interest in aquatic ecosystem/fisheries conservation a plus.


Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to Vivie Yen at Please include a reference to “Senior Grants Accountant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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