Grants Accountant, City of Durham (closes 11/22/18)

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Closing:  November 22, 2018
Hiring Range:  $46,654 – $55,984 annually


The purpose of this position is to administer grant-related and general fund accounting and financial procedures for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. This is accomplished by interpreting federal and state regulations and City policies; managing accounting expenditure activity; initiating, managing and monitoring grant funded purchases; overseeing invoice procedures; managing property inventory; reviewing and executing contracts and amendments to ensure contractual compliance; developing and executing grant logistics; performing financial monitoring of contractors’ records; and handling other duties that include but are not limited to preparing journal entries and maintaining financial records for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts difficult special or general review of accounting records and reports and verifying the correct application of accounting principles.
  • Analyzes, reconciles, prepares, and enters journals for accounts, generates spreadsheets to audit general ledger, reviews documentation assessing for completeness and accuracy, prepares electronic copies and backup documentation to attach to journals.
  • Plans and develops charts of accounts, procedures, and systems for preparing fiscal reports and for maintaining special fund or special project control accounting records; and studies and recommends revisions in existing accounting forms and procedures.
  • Responsible for formulating, monitoring and reporting for the department’s federal, state, local and private grants and contracts related to Workforce Development
  • Prepares and reviews contracts for conformance and compliance.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and requisite reporting.
  • Prepares documentation to support monthly federal drawdowns and salary allocations.
  • Maintains required grant reports and documents.
  • Monitors inventory.
  • Conducts monitoring visits of contractors and file reviews.
  • Prepares reports for Workforce Development Board.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 2 or more years of Accounting work experience


  • Federal/State Grant experience strongly preferred
  • MUNIS experience