Grants Accountant I

Department/Agency of position: 
Location of position: 
Los Angeles, CA
Commensurate with experience
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Job Description: 

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority, operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking a Grants Accountant I who will prepare invoices, review invoices and billings, collect funds from the grantors, conduct grant closeouts and prepare and maintain grant records. This position is located in SCRRA’s One Gateway Plaza office, Los Angeles, CA 90012. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field; Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), General Accounting Standards (GAS), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and familiarity with regulations on the use of grants under federal and state requirements; Must have prior work experience and understanding of grant funding, grant billing and grant accounting using federal and state rules and regulations governing grants for public sector employers; Demonstrate working knowledge of or aptitude to learn grant administration processes, including reporting, record maintenance, billing support, contract compliance and closeout; Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information to prepare correspondence and reports; Must be able to keep current with volume of work for federal and state grants billing and accounting; Ability to interpret federal, state and local government laws and regulations related to  grant contracts and administration; Strong background in analytical functions including financial analysis and funds control; Demonstrate the ability to balance multiple initiatives simultaneously, completing assignments thoroughly and on time while working in a fast paced work environment;. Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel.