Grant Accountant

December 11th, 2023
Grant Accountant

Grant Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Finance
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Human Services
Salary Range: $60,000 - $66,000


Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation’s largest Asian American social services agency and offers more than 50 programs at over 35 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services. CPC strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members. Last year, our core programs and emergency services reached 200,000 people living in all five boroughs and all 51 city council districts. In the summer of 2022, CPC was recognized as the number one Chinese American organization in New York City to recommend to a Chinese immigrant looking for in-language and culturally competent resources according to a recent survey. This accomplishment is a testament to the incredible work and dedication of our staff. (For more information, please visit:



Under the supervision of the Assistant Controller, the full-time Grant Accountant supports the preparation, revision, and organization of financial information in a way that provides an accurate and clear picture of the organization’s fiscal health in accordance with applicable financial regulations. The Grant Accountant also supports budget management by comparing budget with actuals regularly, and by preparing annual and ad hoc financial reports and statements.



  • Monitor and review receipts and disbursements, prepare and submit financial reports, and compare budget vs actual every month in accordance with contract terms.
  • Make journal entries for payroll, fringe benefits, and other expenses as needed.
  • Prepare assigned bank reconciliations in a timely manner to facilitate monthly closings.
  • Assist program directors in the preparation and management of their budgets and budget modifications.
  • Work with independent auditors from funding sources as well as the CPC independent auditors.
  • Follow up on proper closing of the contracts and any settlements that may result.
  • Maintain permanent record data.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Experience with grants in a non-profit setting
  • Experience working with budgets and other items listed above


Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with individuals of different backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate data, identify issues and develop solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey information effectively.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and demonstrate effective time management.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word, and related software.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new computer programs as needed.



  • $60,000 – $66,000 annual salary; 35 hours per week
  • CPC offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to generous paid time off (12 holidays, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, and 24 vacation days per year), Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance Coverage, Commuter Benefits, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan



CPC has been committed to two goals: 1) keeping staff and community members healthy and safe and 2) continuing to safely provide services to community members. CPC no longer mandates COVID vaccination, but vaccines and boosters are highly encouraged for all our staff and community members.



Interested individuals should submit their resume, along with a cover letter addressed to Jenny Lian, when applying online via CPC’s website: or selected online job boards. All documents should be submitted as one single file. Applicants may reach out to [email protected] with any questions or further inquiries.


CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CPC values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.

Advancing Our CommUNITY

  • 150 Elizabeth St
  • New York, NY 10012
  • United States
  • Phone: 2129410920

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