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Grant Accountant

Date Posted:  Oct 19, 2019
Requisition ID:  12598
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience. 

Summary/Objective:

The Auditor of State (AOS) seeks a candidate with federal grant experience to join the Accounting and Reporting team as a Grant Accountant.  This position prepares, maintains, and reconciles various ledgers, financial statements, and reports to ensure completeness, accuracy, and conformance with uniform accounting procedures. This position is responsible for compiling the State of Indiana’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) for the Uniform Guidance audit and providing statewide training to ensure compliance.  Implementation of policy and procedures is required.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Prepares the SEFA  for Uniform Guidance audit
  • Provides statewide federal grant reporting training and guidance in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200 and the Uniform Compliance Guidelines Manual for State and Quasi Agencies
  • Reviews all grant activity to ensure expenses do not exceed grant award
  • Manages the general ledger of all transactions related to federal funding to ensure proper recording of transactions
  • Verifies and reconciles transactions to the PeopleSoft Financials accounting system
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently, consulting with appropriate parties as needed
  • Proven ability to work effectively, prioritize and be flexible in a high-paced, high-volume professional environment
  • Performs various tasks associated with special projects or events
Preferred Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college/university 
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in accounting or auditing, including leadership experience in a previous role as a manager, director, or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of accounting for grants under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • CPA license preferred
  • Analytical skills with the ability to apply judgment to provide efficient and effective solutions
  • Governmental accounting or auditing experience preferred
  • Willingness to work extended hours during peak times as necessary accomplish to the job
Requirements:

The candidate must demonstrate the following: 

  • Understanding of AOS’s purpose and strategies 
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to GAAP and GASB standards 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve and perform root cause analysis
  • Mindset towards effective collaboration and continuous improvement
  • Detail-oriented approach in validating work to ensure completeness and accuracy 
  • Proactive disposition in accomplishing goals and seeking out information
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently, consulting with appropriate parties as needed
  • Proven ability to work effectively, prioritize and be flexible in a high-paced, high-volume professional environment
  • Perform various tasks associated with special projects or events
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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