Grant Accountant

Exempt, C2

Organizational Relationship

Reports to the Accounting Manager


Painted Desert Campus, Holbrook, AZ

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree OR associates degree with five years of progressive accounting experience.
  • Three years grant accounting experience.
  • One year supervisory or project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience in higher education environment.


  • Perform day-to-day accounting duties related to post-awarded federal, state and local grants and contracts.
  • Create and maintain grant and contract files; establish accounting codes for tracking of grants and contracts; perform accounting close out procedures for completed grants and contracts; and make recommendations for changes to ensure accounting records adhere to external regulations and internal reporting requirements.
  • Prepare and enter approved journal entries; investigate and resolve accounting errors; analyze and reconcile grant and contract revenues and expenditures; and monitor expenditures against budget and compliance with funding guidelines and recognized cost principles.
  • Design, prepare and submit financial reports as required by funding agencies; request drawdowns from appropriate agencies on a timely basis, prepare invoices for grants and contracts as required.
  • Establish and maintain standard policies and procedures for compliance with time and effort reporting related to allocation of employee’s time spent on grants.
  • Evaluate and implement an indirect cost allocation method and negotiate an approved rate for the college.
  • Develop and maintain a Grant Accounting Handbook, which will serve as the policies and procedures manual for post-award grant management.
  • Stay abreast of OMB Circulars and other regulations applicable to grant management.
  • Coordinate, attend and participate in meetings related to grants and contracts.
  • Prepare Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) and work directly with external auditors for the annual Single Audit report.
  • Provide accounting services to a not-for-profit entity.
  • Assist with other annual audit functions; prepare statements and schedules and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Assist with student billing functions, such as cashiering, responding to inquiries, and addressing account holds.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of accounting guidelines for Business Office.
  • Maintain a positive collaborative relationship with all internal and external clients.
  • Assist with supervision of staff as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

  • Knowledge of government accounting and regulatory requirements, specifically OMB Circulars.
  • Ability to perform accounting procedures, analyze financial data, reconcile accounts and maintain accurate records.
  • Strong working knowledge of computerized accounting and billing systems or enterprise software system.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with high degree of analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong grammar/spelling knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate and work with diverse groups, schedule meetings, facilitate group discussions, and develop corrective action plans. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, work under time constraints, manage priorities, meet deadlines and goals.
  • After-hours and weekend work may be required.

Required License/ Certification

Valid Arizona driver's license


Initial salary range of $42,591 to $51,663 depending on education and experience.

Closing Date

August 31, 2015

Position Availability

Setember 21, 2015

Application Information:
  • Forward a cover letter (which outlines how you meet the qualifications listed above)
  • Résumé including dates of employment
  • Copies of transcripts with Degree(s) posted
  • A list of five current professional references with contact information including phone numbers.
You may submit your application two ways:
  • By postal mail to:
ATTN: Human Resources Department
Northland Pioneer College                                                                                    Job application button
PO Box 610

Holbrook, AZ 86025-0610
  • By internet. Clicking on the "Submit Your Application Online" button to the right.
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Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resources and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.

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