Program & Accounting Associate

Job Title
Program & Accounting Associate
Grand Rapids,  MI
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The Frey Foundation was established in 1974 out of a deep love of community and commitment to philanthropy. Since then, the foundation has continued its legacy, working to enhance the lives of children and families, protect natural resources, promote the arts, and build community.


We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cohesive team environment where all team members honor each other by actively listening and by being accountable, transparent, trustworthy, and direct. This has enabled us to operate as a trusted, nimble, and flexible philanthropic partner in tackling the community’s greatest challenges and opportunities.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Program & Accounting Associate who will serve as the primary coordinator of all grant, technology, and finance activities.


Specifically, you will:

  • Assist in finance functions such as compilation, generation, and analysis of monthly financial statements and reports, calculation of quarterly cash flow and excise tax estimates, generation of supporting documentation for the annual budget process
  • Manage grants compliance requirements
  • Lead data migration to new software platform and maintain online grants management platform and database backend support
  • Forecast and track foundation payout to meet legal requirements and grantmaking goals
  • Process intake of all grant inquires, applications, and reports and provide assistance to grantees submitting proposals
  • Participate in the team review and analysis of grant proposals
  • Schedule site visits and due diligence meetings
  • Assist in developing and implementing framework for measuring and reporting program progress to internal and external stakeholders


As an ideal candidate, you possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding and working knowledge of accounting basics
  • Comparable experience with a focus on project management or grant administration
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks with a high level of accuracy and dependability
  • Track record of adhering to strict deadlines and keen ability to prioritize and adapt to changing needs
  • Thoughtful customer service and passion for collaboration
  • Impeccable discretion and integrity
  • Strong work ethic with grit, drive, and positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite applications and Grant Management System


When you choose us,

  • You will join a highly-respected organization that impacts the community
  • You will be part of a team that cares for its stakeholders, both external and internal
  • You will be exposed to multiple roles
  • You will work with amazing people who are always willing to pitch in
  • You will make lots of new connections


If this sounds like you and you think we are a good match, please apply now!


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