Staff Assistant III (Grants Financial Administration)

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Worcester
Location of position: 
Worcester, MA
$46,000 - $57,000
Date Posted: 
Friday, August 8, 2014
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 29, 2014
Job Description: 

The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the City’s Budget Director and Grants Compliance Manager.  Grants Financial Administration:  Position provides financial support in administering state and federal grants with a focus on processing and recording financial transactions, preparation of financial reports, and analyses of federal and state grants.  Responsible for reviewing grant payments for appropriate documentation, compiling and submitting grant reimbursement requests, reconciling of grant accounts, and maintaining controls for all grant general ledger and appropriation accounts as assigned.  This position is also responsible for performing sub-recipient financial monitoring visits, working closely with grant programmatic staff, and performing other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Knowledge of various OMB circulars governing federal grants, with a focus on Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants.

Experience using HUD’s Integrated Disbursement & Information System (IDIS) as well as other federal and state grant reporting systems.  The ability to maintain financial and accounting records in accordance with GAAP is essential. Must have strong analytical skills and organizational skills. Must have the proven ability to conduct independent analysis and interpret results; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.  Minimum of three years’ experience in accounting, auditing, or financial management; experience in municipal grant administration preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply, please visit our website or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, August 29, 2014 to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.