Accountant (Part Time), City of Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary: $24.68 hourly

Job Description:

Work Day/Hours: Hours will vary,  M-F  4 hours per day, not to go over 20 hours per week

Be a part of the innovative team driving economic prosperity in Durham.  Our Office of Economic & Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by helping commercial enterprises locate and grow, supporting entrepreneurs and their ventures, managing targeted revitalization projects and preparing the local workforce to for our businesses and industries. If you share our passion for shared prosperity and seek opportunities to serve and grow in your career, join our team!

The Fiscal Analyst is responsible for the administration (formulation, execution, monitoring, reporting and documentation) of for the department’s federal, state, local and private grants. The position develops and monitors department budgets as well as prepares and reviews contracts for conformance and compliance. The Analyst will also conduct program monitoring and file reviews, as well as prepare reports for the Workforce Development Board.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs journey-level accounting, financial analysis, and/or grant administration, including overseeing and correcting transactions, developing financial tools, maintaining and monitoring financial portfolios, setting up and managing accounts, preparing correspondence, maintaining the general ledger, preparing salary allocations, assisting with identifying funding alternatives, and ensuring compliance with financial practices, procedures, and deadlines, and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews, maintains, and/or submits complex financial, analytical, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, and other documentation; processes checks, purchase cards, invoices, and other financial information and materials; maintains databases and online systems; researches and analyzes financial transactions, trends, cost, expenditure, revenue, and related information; and makes recommendations based on financial data.
  • Coordinates with, and/or serves as a liaison to, contractors and City departments and/or external agencies; provides professional assistance; trains and/or monitors staff and contractors; assists with or coordinates projects; and plans and improves department business processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent in business or public administration or a directly related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in area of assignment
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with managing federal, state, and/or private grants
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Outlook etc.)