Senior Grants Accountant — Flint

Date Posted

June 11, 2021


Administrative Group, Grants Administration


Flint, Michigan

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has an immediate opening in its Flint office for a Senior Grants 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.


Responsible for reviewing domestic and international grantees’ financial statements, proposals and budgets for financial stability, accuracy and IRS compliance. Review and maintain legal status of grantee organizations by either performing equivalency determinations or obtaining legal opinions. Oversee the process of expenditure responsibility reporting requirements, maintain required documentation and prepare schedules for the Foundation’s 990PF. Review grantee reports for compliance with grant conditions and proper expenditure of funds. 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 minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting is required. A CPA 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.

For information about the Foundation and its programs, visit its website at

The Mott Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity of thinking, background and perspective among its staff. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

For inquiries or to apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and references to

About the Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is an endowed private foundation providing grant support to nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and internationally. In 2020, the Foundation awarded grants totaling just over $133 million for projects within its four primary areas of giving: Civil Society, Education, Environment and the Flint Area. More information about the Foundation’s programs and grants is available at The Foundation’s headquarters is in the southeastern Michigan community of Flint.