Grants Accounting Specialist – Community Services

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Jan 24, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Grants Accounting Specialist provides technical accounting, budget and other administrative support for Program Managers, under the direction of the Department Administrative Services Manager. Responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing and maintaining financial transactions for a wide variety of social service programs; tracking revenues and expenditures, and preparing required internal and external financial reports. The role will form part of the Business Unit that consists of team members from Finance, and Grants and Contracts, and will be required to liaise with the Finance team, Grants and Contracts Team, Department Director, Program Managers and staff, County Auditor’s Office, and other County employees. This position is represented by Local 11 – OPEIU (Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO).




Education and Experience: 


Four years of progressive accounting experience, at least two of which are directly related to grant accounting: or a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.


Knowledge of: General accounting principles and practices; BARS (Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System for State and Local Governments); computer applications related to financial reporting (database, spreadsheet, word processing); performance and outcome based operations for social service programs; program development and evaluation; research methods and information sources; relevant computer-based systems and applications; principles and techniques of project management; federal and state grant and program regulations, including HIPAA; and OMB circulars; local government operations.


Ability to:  Analyze and solve complex problems and explain results in writing; prepare a variety of written reports; interpret, apply, and explain federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations and incorporate them into terms and conditions for subcontracts; establish and maintain effective working relationships; meet deadlines established by granting agencies, including application and reporting deadlines for multiple grants; coordinate with other units (program, finance, contracts) for procurement processes, contract planning, establishing outcomes, and desk review/onsite monitoring; track work, responsibilities and deadlines; work independently in a fast paced environment, managing a heavy workload. 


An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at

If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.

Close Date: 2/03/2020



Local 11.508 ($22.51 - $28.79) per hour