Finance/Accounting Specialist (Grants)

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Please note that this position is Temporary Grant Funded. It is benefit eligible except for the Arapahoe County Pension Program.

The Accounting Specialist is responsible for a variety of technical accounting duties associated with the paying, classifying, and reporting of County, State and Federal funds to support post-award grant administration including expenditure analysis, and financial reporting for the Community Resources Department. This job works collaboratively with the Accounting Technician positions and the Program Budget Analyst positions providing support and back up to both positions.
Grant Administration & Accounting:

Performs a variety of professional accounting and complex technical duties associated with budgeting, classifying, recording, and reporting of various fund resources, including Federal, State and County.
Analyzes and reviews department expenditures, accounts receivable entries, and various accounting transactions within SAP to ensure compliance with fund regulations.
Participates in the month-end close process, providing analysis, reporting and compliance oversight.
Establishes and maintains various in-house spreadsheets and tracking mechanisms, separate from department accounting systems.
Assists Division Manager with the review, update and evaluation of internal controls, policies and procedures over program and accounting activities
General Accounting and Administration:
Reviews source documents for completeness, mathematical accuracy, proper authorization, sufficiency of information and budget, proper fund/account combinations, proper application of appropriate fees, refunds, collections, discounts, and overall allocability and allowability
Reviews and enters purchasing documents and accounts payable.
Processes and records accounts receivables.
Completes cash journal cycle for accounts receivables; to include entry into the accounting system and bank deposit.
Prepares and processes Journal Entries.
Assists with account reconciliations.
Receives and provides cross training in functional areas to ensure business operation continuity.
Reviews and maintains updated work instructions.
Maintains files and records as related to position duties, participant/customer expenses and vendor files.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

In-depth knowledge and execution of the principles of specialized accounting areas such as grant administration, budgeting and accounting.
In-depth knowledge and ability to prepare and interpret comprehensive financial reports and special reports and spreadsheets as requested.
Comprehensive knowledge in GAAP, GASP, GAAS, OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200).
Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and statutes that apply to grant accounting and program administration.
Strong Microsoft Excel and Power- Point skills
Behavioral Competencies (these are required for all positions at ACG):
Accountability Accessibility Inclusivity Integrity

Education and Experience:

Preferred Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
Accounting, grants/contract finance and/or budgeting experience.
Any equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfies the requirements of the job will be considered.
 Supplemental Information:
Pre-Employment Additional Requirements:
Must successfully pass pre-employment testing which includes a background check.

Work is generally confined to a standard office environment.


Spends 90% of the time sitting and 10% of the time either standing or walking.
Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 20 lbs.
Occasionally uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 20 lbs.
Occasionally climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office or work duties.
Verbal and auditory capacity enabling constant interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, and similar; and in public meetings and personal interactions.
Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.
Visual capacity requiring constant use of computer or other work- related equipment.

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

Please note that this position may work remotely and in office.


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