Grant Accountant and Payroll Manager

Grant Accountant and Payroll Manager

This position is responsible for managing grant activities and payroll staff.

Founded in 1872, Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to vulnerable individuals and families. JFS offers a variety of programs to help those in need navigate life’s challenges through integrated support. The full continuum of care includes helping older adults stay supported, connected, and engaged as they age while maintaining a high quality of life; providing quality mental health counseling and case management to children, adults, immigrants, and refugees; offering training, job placement, and community enrichment to people with disabilities; and providing housing stability, employment support, and food security to individuals and families. Every year, the agency serves thousands of individuals and impacts more than 15,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities. We are proud of our work culture and offer competitive pay and benefits, including a generous leave and holiday program.


  • Education – BS in Accounting, preferred.
  • Certifications – CPP, preferred.
  • Experience – 3-5 years of nonprofit accounting experience, including experience with federal grants, payroll, and staff supervision.
  • Other – Knowledge of A-133 reporting and Single Audit experience.Knowledge and interpretation of contracts. Knowledge of payroll laws, benefits, Cobra, unemployment, HSAs, 401(k). Experience working with accounting software and advanced Excel skills.


A. Responsible for all grant activities, including grant budget preparation, narratives, expense coding review, invoice review, and reporting.

  • Prepare monthly internal grant status reports and identify variances to budget and recommend resolutions.
  • Monitor monthly reports for matching funds required by federal grants.
  • Review grant billings and monitor spending levels for grant funding expenditures.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget for grant revenues and expenditures.
  • Assist in annual audit (financial, A-133, 401(k), worker’s comp).
  • Meet with Directors regarding grant performance and proposals.

B. Manage and oversee payroll processing, including employee timecards, mileage and expense reimbursements, employee leave, holiday time, float time, and benefits within the payroll processing system.

  • Prepare journal entries for: payroll, 401(k), benefits plans, leave time, unemployment, worker’s comp, and HSA.
  • Review W-2, 941 and other payroll related filings.

To Apply: submit resume and cover letter with compensation requirement to:

Jean Marshall, Human Resources Director –

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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