Crystal Stairs
  • 02-Aug-2019 (PST)
  • Finance
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Crystal Stairs Grant Analyst (Accountant) Opening


Crystal Stairs is one of the largest private non-profit child development corporations in the State of California. We help families locate affordable and appropriate childcare through a variety of services, working with childcare providers, educators, advocates, and community members to positively impact the lives of more than 30,000 children each year.


We are looking for a dedicated and fiscally responsible Grants Accountant to provide fiscal oversight, and reporting of financial information for the Head Start/Early Head Start Programs and other federal, state and private funding sources.


Candidates must be proficient in, and able to prepare accurate annual budgets in conjunction with the Head Start Director and finance staff; provide accurate budget comparison, and make recommendations for budget modifications. Success in this role will rely heavily on a strong knowledge of financial accounting, understanding of federal cost principles and administrative requirements for non-profits.


The educational preference is a BA degree in Business Administration or a related field. Extensive work experience in accounting/financial analysis may be substituted for college level education. The applicants must have strong computer skills with proficiencies in Excel and computerized accounting systems and a minimum of three years (3) experience is preferred in the areas of: government funded contract or grants responsibility, and non-profit accounting and financial reporting.


The Grant Accountant is required to:

  • Perform accounting and financial functions, including preparing monthly fiscal reports and budget and expense analysis.
  • Monitor grant related expenditures, revenue, and budget reporting any inconsistencies with the approved budget and management plan to the Accounting Supervisor and Head Start Director.
  • Be the "go-to" person for questions regarding Head Start/Early Head Start related financial procedures, reporting and budget questions.
  • Prepare program budgets and financial reports with a complete understanding of the Performance Standards, Head Start Act, Administrative and Cost Principles for federally funded programs, and other funding source requirements, operational requirements, cost to enrollment model, allowable costs and in-kind or matching contributions.
  • Prepare a variety of financial reports, including Head Start/Early Head Start monthly fiscal reports, federal FFRs and SF-425 reports, CDE 9500 reports, CACFP claims and other reports as required by funders. Also prepare internal and ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Examine grant activities for compliance with management plans and granting agency policies.
  • Prepare grant revenue and expenditure projections used in budget development and other financial planning activities.


Thank you for your interest in Crystal Stairs, Inc. Only candidates that meet the criteria outlined above will be contacted.


Crystal Stairs is committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce and culture. As part of this commitment, Crystal Stairs provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.


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