Grant Accountant

This position is currently open.





Reports To: 


Type of Position: 

Regular Full Time


Absentee Shawnee Tribe / 2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. / Shawnee, OK 74801

General Description

This position performs the accounting and financial service functions for programs funded by grants or special revenue. These functions include: preparing financial projections and budgets, actual v. budget reporting, reviewing/monitoring of individual grants and transactions for compliance with private, local, state and federal fund requirements, billing and collections, journal entries, and financial grant reporting including preparation of reports for granting authorities and the district’s annual report. Position may also be required to verify budget proposals for grant applications. 


• Plans, organizes, and coordinates the centralized accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio, including: preparing annual and project budgets, forecasting revenue, estimating any carry-over of funds from one year to the next.
• Enters and reviews journal entries related to grant activity,
• Researches issues, prepares invoices/ billings and collects funds for the support of restricted fund expenditures.
• Prepares or assists in the preparation of all applicable fiscal reports for sponsored programs and ensures the timely submission thereof. 
• Coordinates with key personnel at all levels of tribe to support proper and timely expenditure of grant funds in compliance with applicable guidelines and budget deadlines.
• Develops positive working relationships to foster a collaborative environment for grant coordination and oversight.
• Assists with the preparation and computation of the annual indirect cost rate.
• Attends professional development training and stay abreast of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and their applicability to grant management related audit, federal regulations.
• Compiles year-end reports, work papers and analysis necessary for the Tribe’s auditors to complete the yearly audit of the Tribe’s grants.
• Maintains grant fiscal records and database.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Education requirements

 Ability to prioritize and self-direct, analyze situations, identify situations where appropriate to make decisions • Working knowledge of federal regulations related to area of responsibility.  Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental accounting. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to provide a high level of customer service and establish and maintain effective interdepartmental communications and relationships. Proficiency in various computer applications including comprehensive databases, spreadsheets and word processing software.
High School diploma or GED required. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business preferred. At least 2 years of general accounting experience or equivalent experience managing grants. This should include processing complex financial transactions, ensuring compliance with legal or contractual requirements, recordkeeping and preparation of monthly, quarterly and/ or annual reporting.
Native American Preference/EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Posted Date: 

4 months 2 weeks ago

Closing Date: 

Friday, November 22, 2019