The Golden LEAF Foundation seeks a motivated, detail-oriented person who has experience reviewing and assessing reports, including financial information such as purchase orders and invoices, for a part-time temporary contract position. This person will contract with Golden LEAF to help monitor grants made through the North Carolina Hurricane Florence Relief Fund. Experience as an account clerk, accountant, bookkeeper or auditor would be helpful. The primary duties will be to assist with the intake and review of grantee reports and disbursement requests and will include assessment of invoices and other documents necessary to substantiate reported outcomes and expenditures.
The contractor should be comfortable reviewing project budgets, comparing reported expenditures to approved budget line items, and identifying and reviewing appropriate documentation necessary to verify reported expenditures. Knowledge of purchasing, billing, and financial reporting practices in the nonprofit and governmental sectors will be helpful. The contractor should have the ability to communicate effectively with the Foundation’s grantees and must be able to use common software programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and have the capacity to learn the basic operations of a grants management database system. (Golden LEAF uses Blackbaud Grantmaking/GIFTS Online.)
This work will be at the Golden LEAF’s offices at 301 N. Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount, NC. It will focus exclusively on post-grant award monitoring. Contracted functions include:
- Reviewing grantee disbursement requests and financial reports
- Identifying and reviewing appropriate supporting documentation to verify grantee programmatic outcomes and grantee expenditures, including invoices and similar documents
- Making recommendations regarding payment of grantee disbursement requests
- Identifying instances of grantee non-compliance and making recommendations for appropriate corrective action
The contractor must exhibit exceptional standards of professionalism in performing duties for Golden LEAF and demonstrate a high level of integrity, honesty and a commitment to quality in all aspects of work. A strong work ethic and high energy level are essential to success. The contractor should also have exceptional organizational and administrative skills and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. The abilities to plan, set goals and objectives, organize, follow through, and meet deadlines are critical to success.
Preferred characteristics: A two- or four-year degree in business, accounting, or a related discipline and experience working with the financial department of governmental, educational, and/or nonprofit sector entities. Examples of appropriate experience include bookkeeper, accountant, account clerk, and similar positions. Golden LEAF will conduct a criminal background check and may conduct additional background checks of applicants prior to extending an offer for contract.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a temporary contract position and will not create an employee/employer relationship and does not provide benefits. The duration of the contract is not yet established, but is expected to be approximately six months. The contractor will be required to devote enough time to complete the review of reports promptly upon receipt, not to exceed 40 hours per month. Work is expected to be concentrated around the receipt of monthly reports, which are due near the beginning of each month. Scheduling is flexible during the Foundation’s regular office hours of 9:00 to 5:00. Compensation will be commensurate with responsibilities and experience.
Send resume and cover letter to Ted Lord, Vice President of Programs/Staff Attorney, Golden LEAF Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by mail to: 301 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.