Budget and Compliance Analyst (Federal Funds)


This position will support the Foundation’s conservation award-making activities by managing the fiscal review process, for Foundation grant applicants and recipients.


  • Review and approve applicant budgets to ensure compliance with Foundation, funding source (funder), and OMB requirements as applicable.
  • Update applicant organization and eligibility records including name, address, DUNS.  Reconcile discrepancies and work with IT if grants management system related discrepancies occur (as applicable).
  • Review applicant financial documents to inform on the entity’s financial stability. Work with Grant Administrators and/or program staff to obtain relevant financial documents as necessary.
  • Highlight to supervisor any applicant files (budgets, financial documents, risk assessments, etc.) that do not meet standards for approval.  Make recommendations to supervisor on how to resolve highlighted issues.
  • At the direction of supervisor, create/update funding source database compliance files with the appropriate contractual provisions to be passed down to subawardees.
  • Develop, prepare and review grants management system generated reports related to grantee funding eligibility, organizational risk, and financial management.
  • Solicit and review A-133 audits for recipients with active Foundation grants. Complete subrecipient monitoring procedures related to grantee single audit reviews and risk assessments.
  • Respond promptly to written and verbal inquiries from NFWF staff, applicants and grantees regarding the status of project fiscal reviews. 
  • Regularly consult with supervisor and relevant NFWF staff regarding upcoming project workload.  Prioritize work assignments with supervisor to avoid backlog.  Alert supervisor of potential workload issues that could adversely affect the productivity and efficiency of project budget and organizational reviews.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance or equivalent experience.
  • Three to five years of experience focused on federal fiscal compliance in a nonprofit setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133 and their respective impacts on nonprofit financial and operation management.
  • Familiarity with risk management concepts including risk assessments, subrecipient monitoring and internal controls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required, including the ability to communicate financial and compliance concepts to non-financial colleagues, resolve conflict effectively, hold information in confidence, and cooperate with colleagues and grantees who may have other perspectives.
  • Detail oriented with a demonstrated focus on accuracy.
  • Demonstrated willingness to take initiative when improvement opportunities exist.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Computer proficiency including advanced experience with Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in order to meet rapidly changing deadlines.
  • Experience with grant management systems is preferred.


Commensurate with experience.


Washington, DC

Application Information

To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word or PDF format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, three professional references and your salary requirements to Marla Carter, Human Resources Manager, at HR2@nfwf.org. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. The Foundation complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.
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