NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS   Williamsburg, VA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on September 7, 2023
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Project Accountant

Salary            $58,240.00 - $65,000.00 Annually
Location        Remote Work Eligible
Job Type         Full Time Regular
Remote Employment  Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number   201300269

Job Summary

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is an independent, non-profit court improvement organization.  NCSC's services--research, information services, education, consulting, association management and technical assistance--are focused on helping courts plan, make decisions, and implement improvements that save time and money, while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision-making. For additional information, visit  
NCSC is looking for an experienced Project Accountant to join our Accounting & Finance team. This role is eligible to work remotely with the ability to work in the Headquarters office, Williamsburg, VA, twice a month (every other Thursday).
The Project Accountant position provides professional accounting services for both domestic and international grant and contract projects. Responsibilities include project compliance monitoring; reviewing and coding transactions; preparing and reviewing financial reports and invoices; serving as liaison with project staff concerning issues related to project costs, accounting, and billing; assisting in the review and reporting of balances; and maintaining familiarity with all federal regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Demonstrates conduct that upholds the basic Core Values of NCSC 
  • Classifies, analyzes, and reconciles complex financial data
  • Reviews and interprets budgets, fully executed client agreements, state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • Creates budget reports that will be the basis of seeking prior approval from the Grant Officer before such costs are incurred
  • Interfaces with the Grant Officer's Representative regarding any ad hoc reporting requests
  • Prepares invoices and quarterly reports for assigned projects
  • Monitors program plans and up-coming activities for "special and unusual costs" not included in the approved summary and detailed budgets
  • Works with international field office staff on a continuous basis throughout the month to ensure that transactions in field office accounting systems are complete and accurate and have the necessary supporting documentation
  • Reviews field office fiscal reports and posts related transactions to the general ledger
  • Manages assigned general ledger accounts and monthly reconciliations
  • Maintains written records to support all allowable direct and indirect costs
  • Provides support for the NCSC annual financial audit, federal Single Audit, and other audits as needed




  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance or other related field
  • 2+ years' experience performing accounting support in a government contract environment 
  • Knowledge of GAAP at a level that demonstrates the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position independently and to achieve outcomes that meet required standards
  • Deltek/Costpoint knowledge, preferred 
  • Supporting projects funded by USAID and other donor agencies/organizations, preferred
Additional Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of federal rules/reporting, 2 CFR 200, Standard Form (SF) 270, SF 425 and VAT
  • Interprets and applies grant and contract regulations to specific projects
  • Excel proficiency in building spreadsheets, preparing reports, and manipulating data
  • Grant and contract administration experience 
  • Solid understanding of financial accounting principles 
  • Experience with standard financial systems 
  • Understanding of indirect cost rate structures


Additional Information

The annual starting salary for this role is between $58,240 - $65,000, factors which affect starting pay within the range include skills, education and experience and other qualifications as it relates to the position.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in addition to your completed NCSC application. For the reference section, include professional references only with at least one previous or current supervisor.
Trusted Leadership. Proven Solutions. Better Courts. Come join the NCSC Team.

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