Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of high-quality research, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people worldwide. The Institute is engaged in building a more inclusive, transparent and equitable organization.


Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant – Fiscal Operations and Budget works closely with the Director of Finance and the Finance team to ensure compliance with GAAP, FASB, and ISA 800/805.



  • Manage and maintain awards issued to the institute originating from domestic and foreign agencies.
    • Review daily financial transactions to ensure:
      • Adherence to GAAP, FASB, Uniform Guidance, and ISA-800/805
      • Expenses incurred will meet the Terms & Conditions of the award
  • Perform various advanced accounting functions with varying levels of complexity including:
    • Financial data collection to ensure accuracy and compliance to the Institute's policy
    • Review and prepare analysis of financial entries
    • Post monthly, quarterly, annual journals to balance, reconcile and enable the production of special reporting functions
  • Take active role in the monthly preparation of revenue recognition, allocated costs, and grants receivable.
  • Collaborate in the preparation of fixed assets depreciation schedule.
  • Provide aid in preparation of organizational budgets
  • Provide monthly analysis of federal awards to facilitate regulatory drawdown of revenue
  • Facilitate collection of data for annual 990
  • Review, prepare and resolve monthly project budgets issues reflected in the financial system.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation for General Operating account.
  • Create new awards in the financial systems
  • Maintain grant schedules and assist with follow-up of receivables
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly financials:
    •  Balance Sheet, Statement of Activities, Statement of Functional Expenses and Cash Flow
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation for General Operating account.
  • Partner with Controller on preparation and reconciliation of monthly entries for Investment Portfolio
  • Prepare and review monthly project budgets:
    • Advise project managers, project leads of low-spend or accelerated spend concerns and propose resolution in adherence with agency Terms and Condition
  • Update Audit Schedules and resolve concerns on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain grant schedules and assist on follow up of receivables;
  • Propose adjusting journal entries as needed;
  • Prepare financial reports to funders;
  • Create new GL, project and funder codes in MIP;
  • Perform other job related responsibilities and special projects as assigned.




Salary and benefits

Salary starting at $80,000k and will be commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time, paid parental leave; tuition reimbursement; commuting subsidy; and 401(k) with employer match. The Guttmacher Institute strives to provide the training and support staff need to be successful in their positions and to grow professionally.