This is a senior level position responsible for the management functions associated with grants that CATS receives from Federal and State government and other stakeholders. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is the largest Federal grant recipient in the City of Charlotte. The position supervises a professional staff of financial/accountant positions and reports to CATS Grants and Debt Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinates development, execution, usage and reporting of grants in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and in coordination with stakeholders, including project and budget/finance staff.
Specific duties include, but are limited to the following:
• Development of accurate grant applications in stakeholder systems (where applicable) in coordination with a variety of staff resources
• Responsibility for fiscal integrity of grant related documents, track the accuracy/eligibility of grant expenditures; application and proper accounting/reconciliation of receivables
• Coordination with City Departments on interfaces with accounting and general ledger activity
• Monthly, quarterly and other required reporting on grant activity for management and stakeholders
• Compliance with City accounting processes and systems
• Policies and procedures relative to all grant types and activity
• Participation of relevant training and other types of forums to enhance professional and technical knowledge of grant management
• Supervision of a professional staff
• Applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes, rules and regulations
• Public agency accounting and finance principles
• Project and construction management practices
• Federal and State appropriations processes
• Required financial controls and procedures
Qualifications & Experience
• Requires a Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited four-year college or university; MBA/MPA preferred.
• Requires five (5) years of direct experience in complex financial analysis.
• Knowledge of Federal Circular 5010.1d, Federal Management Systems and program circulars is a plus.
• Requires two (2) years of progressive supervisory experience.
• Must be able to read, interpret, analyze and recommend effective solutions with respect to grants and contracts.
• Requires strong computer skills.
Applications must be submitted online. A separate resume and cover letter can be emailed to: email@example.com.