Grant Accountant, Washtenaw County

Published Jun 2, 2022

 

TITLE:

GRANT ACCOUNTANT

POSITION CLOSE:

6/14/22

POSTED DATE:

5/24/22

STATUS:

Regular, Full Time

SALARY RANGE:

52,658 - 58,967

GRADE:

26

LOCATION:

415 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti

UNION AFFILIATION:

AFSCME 2733 Unit A

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, performs professional accounting work which requires a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting practices. Works closely with program staff in all areas of grant fiscal management and reporting.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Essential Duties:

o   Process contracts, requisitions, purchase orders, billing, and reporting for assigned grant programs in accordance with County policies and procedures, Federal and State regulations, and grant agreements.

o   Develops accounting procedures in accordance with departmental needs and governmental accounting best practices.

o   Closely monitoring and tracking grant activity and evaluating allowability in accordance with program financial requirements and grant agreements.

o   Preparing timely financial reports and utilizing various reporting systems as directed by grantors.

o   Performing regular on-site and desktop monitoring of subrecipients as required.

o   Training new and existing staff on use of the ERP system and excel technical support.

o   Close out grants at calendar and program year-end.

o   Prepare journal entries to properly record activities of the department including expenditure and revenue accruals and deferrals.

o   Assist management with special projects and initiatives.

o   Assist in the preparation of materials for the County's annual audit and single audit.

o   Assist with other grantor external audits; respond to questions related to work performed and procedural matters.

o   Maintain good working relationships central accounting staff to coordinate transactions, activities, and procedures.

o   Actively cross-trains and serves as backup to other OCED finance staff.

o   Performs other duties as assigned.

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

o   Principles and practices of public agency/governmental accounting

o   Familiarity of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including Uniform Guidance and ability to track and implement changes in this guidance

o   Principles and practices of internal financial controls

o   Principles, terminology, and concepts related to the specific functional areas to which assigned

o   Research, data analysis and report preparation skills

o   Computer applications related to the work including the Microsoft Office suite of programs and cloud-based platforms

o   Business mathematics, including basic statistical analysis techniques and budgetary principles

o   Effective oral and written communication

o   Standard office practices, including the operation of standard office equipment

o   Performing a variety of professional level accounting work without close supervision

o   Collecting, analyzing, and evaluating varied information and data

o   Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects, and meeting critical deadlines

o   Working as part of a team on projects as well as day-to-day matters

o   Using sound, independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines

o   Preparing clear, concise, and effective written materials

o   Maintaining accurate records and files

o   Entering and retrieving information from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform the required work

o   Participate in ongoing education and professional development

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Specified positions may require possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer monitor, and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.

These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

EDUCATION

Possession of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in business or accounting. Advanced degree and CPA certification are preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Three (3) to five (5) years of professional accounting experience. Public agency and grant accounting experience is desirable.

This class description identifies the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be construed as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 6/14/22

CONTROL NUMBER: 2205-86-2625-0001

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Please visit our website www.washtenaw.org to apply for this position