Grants and Finance Manager $82500 per year


TSNE (formerly Third Sector New England) ( ) is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.

We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.

As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.

The Grants and Finance Manager (GFM), works with a portfolio of Fiscally Sponsored Organizations (FSOs), providing them with support around financial analysis, grants and financial management. The GFM ensures that the finance and grant management services are delivered timely, accurately, efficiently, effectively, maintaining a professional and amiable partnership with the FSOs and providing a high level of customer service around short and long-term financial sustainability and growth while at the same time building positive and productive relationships with our clients.

Grants Management

  • Support FSOs pre and post award funding proposals and reporting requirements by:
  • Review grant proposals, assist with budgets and ensure budgets aligned with anticipated outcomes;
  • Carefully review grant awards and ensure funders’ compliance requirements;
  • Monitor spending, adjust payroll allocation as necessary, prepare necessary reporting;
  • Ensure invoices are generated in accordance with the grant agreement;
  • Knowledgeable on various aspects of federal grant regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Assess sub-award risks and report and monitor sub-awards; and
  • Ensure grants are closed out on an accurate and timely basis.
  • Work with the Operations Coordinator to ensure:
  • Proper set up of funder portals;
  • Complete documentation of funding awards;
  • Controls are established to be in compliance with funder guidelines, terms and conditions; and
  • Grant amendments are requested, as appropriate.

Financial Management

  • Review and assist in preparation of annual budgets and long-term financial plans based on FSO initial drafts;
  • Prepare, review and distribute monthly financial reports, funder reports and other reports as needed;
  • Document and address issues requiring attention and/or further discussion with FSO and/or supervisor;
  • Train FSO leadership to read the financial statements;
  • Lead “big picture” review of financials in monthly and quarterly meetings with Senior FSO staff, which includes allocations, projections, financial scenarios, and other ad-hoc analysis as necessary;
  • Review and adjust salary allocations based on funding sources availability and allowability; provide updated salary allocations to Payroll. Analyze and monitor Project fund and cash balances to ensure adequate reserves. Keep FSOs and TSNE team informed of status and potential challenges. Identify options, prepare analysis and recommend solutions to address fund balance issues;
  • Work with Operations Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate processing of payables, receivables, deposits and billing;
  • Review expense and revenue transactions for accuracy;
  • Review expense reports and invoices over a specified amount in a timely manner, ensure proper coding; and accuracy to program and any funding source restrictions, if applicable.

Operations and Programs Support

  • Lead and coordinate operational-driven workflow creation or changes between project and TSNE internal staff. For example, special billing needs, expense or procurement needs;
  • Identify issues and troubleshoot with internal FS teams to make sure proper FS coverage is provided accordingly;
  • Participate in cross-program initiatives or functional teams such as systems evaluation, implementations, workflow creation, etc.;
  • Review in monthly basis, project portfolio report set up by TSNE MW internal finance team and work with Senior Accountants to ensure areas of concerned are properly addressed in a timely fashion;
  • Collaborate cross-departmental for any project or initiative related to their expertise.
  • Identify workflow or compliance issues, communicate and troubleshoot with proper team and/or communicate issues to GFM Team Lead and Associate Director of Finance, as appropriate; and
  • Work closely with GFM Team Lead Finance to problem-solve, evaluate FSO performance and future, and ensure the best possible service to all FSOs.

Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Three or more years of experience managing grants and nonprofit finances;
  • Nonprofit funding and federal grant management, strongly preferred;
  • Proficiency with accounting software, spreadsheets, and data management systems;
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, react and think quickly, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and involvement who has the initiative to proactively troubleshoot and identify potential problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to know when to seek clarification or assistance.
  • High energy level, enthusiastic, and eager to do what is necessary to be successful.
  • Ability to build effective professional relationships with stakeholders including staff, board members, and external partners.
  • Ability to support and maintain a culture of high operational and customer service standards.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite; Salesforce, ADP, and ERP experience a plus);
  • Must be committed to the work of social and economic justice organizations.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move materials or equipment;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be performed between our main office (89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111) and your home office.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $82,500.00 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • …and more!

TSNE envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.


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