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Palmer group is partnering with our Iowa based agricultural client in their search for a Grant Accountant. This accounting professional will use data from across the organization to obtain, monitor and utilize grants. If you are interested in working for an Iowa grown organization that brings together communities, experts, industry partners, and staff to create positive outcomes for its members, apply today! 


  • Understand all financial-related grant or contract compliance requirements
  • Meet all internal and external reporting deadlines and support program staff as necessary to remain in compliance
  • Monitor account balances and collaborate across the organization to resolve any issues as they arise
  • Review monthly financial statements to ensure all expenditures meet the requirements of the grant and ensure that all accounting period cut-offs are accurate
  • Prepare financial reports and invoices required by funding agencies in a timely manner for assigned programs
  • Complete reconciliations to resolve discrepancies on sponsored awards
  • Monitor grants as they are received in to ensure timely and adequate cash flow
  • Provide and assist with basic training on policies, procedures, systems, and the management of externally sponsored awards
  • Assist with preparing and/or reviewing budgets for proposals for assigned and new programs
  • Gather documents and provide support for any audit requests, preparing all needs for external audits, and monitoring visits
  • Complete grant closeout process for all ending grants 
  • Collect and analyze data from program and administrative staff in order to make recommendations to the finical leadership 
  • Improve efficiencies as needed 
  • Attend administrative and fiscal training workshops and submit pertinent information meeting to financial leadership


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1+ year accounting or financial experience including account reconciliations, preparing financial reports, setting up, monitoring, and closing accounts
  • Knowledge of financial policy interpretation and application
  • Proficient with MS Excel & Office 365
  • Grant accounting experience is preferred 

Work Model:

  • On-Site
  • 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM 

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Palmer Group at (515) 225-7000 or email

Ref: JOB-41383

Palmer Group

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Ankeny, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:$40000 - $50000