Senior Accountant — Flint

Date Posted

December 20, 2019


Administrative Group, Grants Administration


Flint, Michigan

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has an immediate opening in its Flint office for a Senior Accountant in the Grants Administration department responsible for processing, reporting and compliance of grants for this large, international organization. This position reports to the Grants Administration Manager.

The Foundation

Established in 1926, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. We support nonprofit activities throughout the U.S. and internationally focused in four programs: Civil Society, Education, Environment and the Flint Area. In addition to the home office in Flint, Michigan, offices are located in suburban Detroit, London and Johannesburg. In 2018, the Foundation made more than 360 grants totaling approximately $128 million.


Responsible for reviewing domestic and international grantees financial statements, proposals and budgets for financial stability, accuracy and IRS compliance. Review grantee reports for compliance with grant conditions and proper expenditure of funds. Prepare materials for Trustee and management meetings and the annual budget book. Make necessary adjustments and other changes to the grants management database. Prepare program schedules and charts for all programs for Trustee meetings. Verify Trustee/staff conflict of interest statements and maintain the records in the grants database. Complete financial confirmation received from outside accounting firms. Assist with the preparation and approval of payments. Advise program staff about Foundation policies and procedures related to grant processing. Keep abreast of current trends and practices in international grantmaking. Other duties and tasks may be assigned.


Candidates for this position should have a minimum of five years of relevant accounting experience, solid analytical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, the capacity to apply independent judgment to complex situations and the ability to work effectively with people. A CPA certification is required. Tax or audit experience in public accounting and/or consulting and knowledge of tax credit financing structure is desirable, but not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is a must.

The Application Process

The Mott Foundation is committed to equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability or veteran status. The Foundation encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. The goal is to fill the position as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to, with the subject line containing “Senior Accountant.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested parties are encouraged to apply early. Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that speaks to the ideal qualities and skills outlined in this position description; and 2) a resume.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.