Location: Washington, DC

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and helped thousands of farm families make a go of it (primarily through programs that increase farm viability and/or enhance farmland access). Long a pioneering leader, AFT is now riding a new wave of growth, driven by agriculture’s most pressing needs and opportunities.

We believe diversity drives innovation.  We are inclusive. We embrace differences. We recognize and respect the fundamental value and dignity of all our employees. We celebrate the unique traditions, heritages, and experiences our employees bring to the workplace. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture that promotes and values diversity, and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Farmland Trust complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we have facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


The Grant Accountant performs the accounting and financial functions for programs funded by federal and non-federal grants. These functions include actual v. budget reporting, reviewing/monitoring of grants and transactions for compliance with all federal and non-federal requirements, billing and collections, journal entries, and financial grant reporting.

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Planning, organizing, and coordinating the accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio, preparing monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Researching issues, prepares invoices/billings, and follows up on accounts receivables.
  • Timely submitting the required grant reports.
  • Coordinating with budget managers to support proper and timely expenditure of grant funds in compliance with applicable guidelines and budget deadlines.
  • Compiling year-end reports, work papers to support annual audit and any grant audit.
  • Assisting with Budget.
  • Staying abreast of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and their applicability to grant management.
  • Conducting asset reconciliations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate is innovative & tech-savvy, has a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, a strong understanding of all accounting functional areas, and possesses:

  • The candidate should be innovative & tech-savvy.
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Thorough understanding of all accounting functional areas. Experience with accounting computer systems, software and applications.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial, accounting, and spreadsheet (Excel) programs, proficient in word processing (Word) programs.  Sage Intacct experience is preferred.
  • Strong, verbal, written, analytical and organizational skills.
  • High level of ethics, integrity, transparency, and trustworthiness. Keeps commitments, maintains confidentiality.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks. Demonstrates thoroughness and success with detail work. Results-focused: maintains productivity with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with individuals.
  • The ideal candidate enjoys stability and routine.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a non-profit organization.

Why you should apply

  • Be a part of a purpose-driven, committed, knowledgeable, high-performing, experienced and fun team
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment
  • A cause and mission you can be proud of
  • Competitive compensation & Benefits
  • Remote work opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling

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