Sr. Fiscal Grants Analyst

Child360 | Los Angeles, California

Background

Child360 is a leading nonprofit working toward a future where every child has the educational opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. This means supporting the development of the whole child, beginning at birth. Alongside trusted community partners, Child360 improves the quality of early learning and elevates the early learning industry through program support, professional development, advocacy, research, and community engagement. From every angle, we are equipping the next generation, empowering them to discover their potential, and advancing our future workforce.

Our Vision

Educational Justice: Every child will succeed in school and life.

Our Mission

Guided by research, Child360 works to improve the quality of early learning programs; to strengthen the engagement between the parents of young children and their teachers and caregivers; and to advance public policies that invest in the future of America by putting children first.

Our Story

In 1998, California voters approved Proposition 10, adding a 50-cent tax on every pack of cigarettes and other tobacco products to fund programs for children. Formerly known as LAUP, Child360 was a part of this movement and was established as the early education non-profit in Los Angeles County to support the care and development of the county’s youngest learners.

Over the years, Child360 has supported the operation and development of more than 700 early learning providers in Los Angeles County, touching the lives of over 130,000 children through enriching curricula and nurturing environments aimed to best prepare children to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Since then, the non-profit has grown in scale and scope throughout Southern California, and is now taking on critical action for children nationwide.

Today, we are building on our achievements while strengthening our innovative and strategic work to advance early education program quality and capacity, preparing birth to 5-year-olds for their best start in life.

Our main areas of focus:

  • Program quality assessments
  • Coaching for educators
  • Family engagement support
  • Program leadership
  • Professional development
  • Advocating at the local, state, and national levels
  • Pioneering new research
  • Back-office support and oversight

Job Summary

Under general supervision, oversees LAUP’s grant funded programs. Working within a team environment, the Fiscal Grants Analyst assists in monitoring and management of these programs to ensure fiscal and reporting compliance with all grant requirements. This includes tracking progress towards financial performance measures to ensure goals are met. The Fiscal Grants Analyst will also work with the department Directors and Supervisors to provide fiscal support in developing budgets, tracking actual expenditures and forecasting financial results.

Responsibilities

Daily Tasks:

  • Assisting in managing the fiscal and reporting requirements of LAUP’s existing and new grant funded programs ensuring fiscal and reporting compliance by following all guidelines and funder requirements set forth in grant agreement
  • Assist in developing and managing grants/project budgets; and ensuring the completion of all narrative and financial reports to funders and internal staff in cooperation with the grant Advancement, Business Development and Program Directors
  • Providing financial assistance to current and new providers to ensure completion of all budgeting and reporting requirements
  • Working to ensure integrated and comprehensive management of all aspects of grant funded programs/projects
  • Reviewing, approving and tracking all reimbursements/disbursements in accordance with contractual guidelines
  • Assist in developing and implementing fiscal grants administration policies and standard operating procedures, in collaboration with other staff members and grantees
  • Assessing current systems and processes for efficiency and effectiveness in collaboration with other staff members, as they relate to the fiscal management of grants
  • Working with staff to develop and review all budgets and cost proposals before submission to grantor/funding agency.
  • Support Finance Manager position by completing required monthly and/or quarterly reporting
  • Assist with development and tracking of the full year organizational budget
  • Assisting with month-end and year-end close process

Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills Requirements: 

Knowledge:

  • Strong budget, fiscal, analytical, project management skills, and compliance experience
  • Grant management experience preferred
  • Experience with creating budgets and budget narratives from scratch for grant proposals
  • Strong written, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Highly skilled in Excel (Pivot tables, VLookups, Etc.)
  • Knowledge of accounting basics

      Requirements / Skills:

  • Strong project management, technology, analytical and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while connecting tasks to broader project/organizational goals.
  • Team player and collaborator with a strong work ethic
  • Highly organized, adaptable to change, dedicated, and mission-focused.

Other Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude

Preferred Experience: 5-7 years

Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Compensation

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