Grants & Contracts Compliance Manager – Aquaya – Lexington, KY

Role and Responsibilities
Post-award grant and contract compliance, including ensuring costs are allowable.
Monitors grants, and contract accounting records and supporting documentation are maintained in good order.
Reviews project financial reports to ensure compliance with U.S. Federal reporting guidelines.
Manage financial audits by grant and contract funders.
Assists in the completion of all aspects of the annual Single Audit report.
Maintains knowledge of current U.S. Federal guidance, regulations, and issues related to grants, contracts, and audits of non-profit organizations.
Ensures high quality and efficient service to the project program staff director(s), including maintaining financial budgeting tracking tool.
Adheres to Aquaya policies and procedures and safeguards Aquaya assets.
Develop the U.S. Federal grant and contract compliance capacity of all relevant staff, sub-awardees, and subcontractors, providing training and policy guidance as needed.
Monitor project budget to actual expenditures and report issues encountered to the Chief Financial Officer.
Resolve external issues/problems related to grant or contract administration in a timely manner.
Work with the Chief Financial Officer and others to ensure the accurate tracking and recording of award expenditures and financial reports.
Criteria for the position

The following qualifications are necessary for this position:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, auditing, finance, or business management with at least three (3) years of specific government grant and/or contract experience.
Advanced knowledge of U.S. government policies, procedures, and reporting requirements for U.S. Federal awards, including Uniform Guidance, [2 CFR Sec. 200] and/or Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Direct experience with USAID programs is preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of accounting practices pertaining to government awards and contracts.
Experience in the fiscal management of prime awards (grants or cooperative agreements) from U.S. Federal government agencies.
Experience in indirect cost rates and developing project budgets.
Excellent computer skills and facility with using MS Excel.
Excellent math skills.
Fluency in English.

We are also looking for the following skills and attributes:
Demonstrated experience coordinating and collaborating with various stakeholders.
Experience fulfilling sub-recipient monitoring requirements under Uniform Guidance.
Previous work experience working with staff from other countries.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery.
Ambition to set and achieve high standards for quality of work.
Outstanding organization with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines.
Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!

To apply
Please submit your resume via e-mail to along with a thoughtful cover letter. Once your resume is received, there will be an additional screening survey and activity. This position will be open until filled.
In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in Aquaya’s mission and activities. Please also tell us why your skills, background, and accomplishments make you the ideal candidate for this position, specifically highlighting your experience.
Please note that we will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your e-mail subject line, please specify “Grants & Contracts Compliance Manager.” No phone calls, please.