Museum of Science
  • 09-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Accounting - 710
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • $65,000 - $70,000
  • Salary
  • Regular, Full Time

Grants Accountant

Museum of Science, Boston

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.


The Grants Accountant ensures that all grant-funded activities are discharged and accounted for in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and donor restrictions. Meet various reporting requirements, both internal and external. Review and assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals. Ensure integrity and availability of grant records off-line and within the Blackbaud Fundware accounting system. Maintain a working knowledge of all the regulatory requirements associated with the receipt and management of government grants and contracts.


  • Manage 75-125 active grants and contracts of various size and complexity.
  • Manage 50-70 pledges.
  • Submit 15-25 proposals per year.
  • Submit 15-25 payment requests per month.
  • Prepare 5-10 Journal entries monthly.
  • Complete 5-10 reconciliation monthly.


Monday – Friday. 9am – 5pm.


Assistant Controller, Restricted Funds and Compliance


  • Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree
  • 2 or more years of grant accounting-related experience, including knowledge of OMB, CFR, and FAR regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pre-post award grant cycle including overall grants management.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • High level of initiative, attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under time-sensitive deadlines with minimal supervision.


Exempt (Salaried). $65,000 - $70,000


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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