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American Heart Association Director, Accounting in Dallas, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Director, Accounting, Government Grants & Restricted Funds!

This position will work in a hybrid setting (in office 2-3 days a week) in our Dallas office.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


Under the mentorship of the VP/Assistant Controller, the Director, Accounting, Government Grants & Restricted Funds is responsible for providing management and oversight for post-award accounting, monitoring, financial reporting, and financial compliance associated with grants, contracts, and restricted funds. The Director develops and implements grant and contract related policies and procedures, ensures communication and collaboration internally and externally, and provides oversight to ensure compliance with restricted fund accounting, federal and state regulations, and troubleshoots problems to facilitate the timely and accurate accounting and reporting associated with restricted funds and government grants.

The Director reports to the VP, Assistant Controller and interacts internally with finance and business departmental leaders, principal investigators, and is a key member to liaise with the American Heart Association Office of Funded Programs.

  • Grant and Contract Oversight:

  • Plans, directs, monitors, and coordinates the post award financial and accounting functions for grants, contracts, subcontracts, and donor sponsored activities in accordance with federal & state regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, and American Heart Association policies.

  • Reviews activities affecting restricted accounts to ensure appropriate release of funds and supporting documentation related to restricted purposes in accordance with the sponsor guidelines.

  • Budget Review and Development:

  • Reviews grant and contract proposal budgets to ensure reasonableness and compliance.

  • Leads and collaborates in the preparation of association annual financial budget associated with government grants.

  • Compliance

  • Reviews grant documentation to ensure compliance with Association policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Uniform Guidance.

  • Communicates and collaborates with the Office of Funded Programs and other departments on compliance with restricted fund requirements and government grant regulations.

  • Account analysis:

  • Reviews account analyses to ensure activities are accurately classified, identify problems, and advise the responsible person of any unusual findings; and reviews correcting journal entries as appropriate.

  • Ensures proper fringe benefit, overhead and cost sharing rates are utilized.

  • Reporting

  • Ensures financial data is reported accurately and timely.

  • Develops and/or improves internal reporting to support tracking and monitoring of restricted funds.

  • Reviews interim and final financial reports required by the Association, regulatory and sponsoring agencies.

  • Billing and receivables

  • Oversight of grant billing and monitoring grant receivables and amounts due from federal and state departments and agencies and draws funds as appropriate.

  • System maintenance

  • Lead all aspects of project creation and coding in ERP related to government grants.

  • Ensure appropriate oversight and access to the Payment Management System and Federal Clearing House.

  • Function as subject matter authority to support the implementation of the new financial system.

  • Staff supervision and training:

  • Guide and develop team to achieve goals.

  • Accountable for hiring, directing, training, mentoring, and evaluating staff.

  • Financial and single audit and special projects

  • Oversight of preparation of the Schedule of Federal Awards (SEFA)

  • Responsible for timely preparation and review of audit schedules and analyses.

  • Lead communications for annual Single Audit. Further responsible for the implementation of recommendations related to areas of responsibility, resulting from audit findings.

  • Oversight and performance of other special projects and tasks as assigned.

  • Communications & Collaborate:

  • Communicates and collaborates with the Association’s Office of Funded Programs, Procurement, Legal, Principal Investigators, Implementation Teams, Mission Advancement and Finance personnel. In addition, provides guidance to Sub-recipients and communicates with regulatory and grant personnel as may be required.

  • Lead liaison with the Association’s Office of Funded Programs

  • Policies and procedures:

  • Establishes and maintains accounting policies and procedures including oversight for restricted program accounting and government grants. Leads and/or assists in researching and analyzing new accounting standards and ensures appropriate planning and implementation of new standards.


  • Active Certified Public Accountant License (CPA.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration (major in Finance or Accounting.

  • Eight (8)+ years’ experience in accounting for a large complex organization.

  • Understanding of GAAP accounting principles related to restricted donor sponsored gifts and contracts.

  • 5+ years Government Grant experience including budget, drawdowns, sub-recipients and operating under 2CFR200.

  • Detailed understanding of technical accounting theory including federal regulations pertaining to Uniform Guidance, reporting, single audit, compliance, sub-recipient monitoring and auditing.

  • Experience researching guidance under 2CFR200.

  • Five (5)+ years of proven experience in staff management, including demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop a high-performing team.

  • Proven self-drive and agility, including ability to effectively manage multiple projects, dynamically shift prioritization, operate with both attention-to-detail and big picture focus, and work effectively against multiple/competing deadlines and priorities.

  • Ability to identify, promote, and implement change and efficiencies.

  • Excellent listening, problem solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Skilled in oral and written communications, ability to analyze financial data into meaningful information.

  • Extensive skills in use of PC applications including Microsoft Office and automated accounting/financial systems.

  • Excellent customer service and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience JDE, Oracle Fusion.

  • Not for profit accounting experience.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs; this position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 3 months ago (9/11/2023 8:32 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11386

Job Category Finance & Accounting

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas