Accountant III - Grant Monitor

Department/Agency of position: 
Sussex County Government
Location of position: 
Georgetown, DE
PG 17
Date Posted: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Job Description: 



The employee in this class performs professional accounting tasks of a complex nature, including financial statement preparation. May assign and review the work of administrative support/accounting support staff. This position carries out senior level accounting and administrative functions primarily related to grants and contracts ensuring compliance with grantor agency regulations and law. Duties are performed with a good degree of independence with general supervision by the Manager of Accounting.


Performs special analysis accounting work; engages in problem solving regarding accounting questions; prepares grant applications, reimbursement requests and administers post grant awards; maintains grant files and ensures compliance; uses and develops spreadsheets for analysis work; maintains general ledger and project accounts; prepares monthly financial reports and audit entries; organizes and helps prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; provides technical expertise in government accounting to County departments by recommending the development of accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with changing Governmental Accounting Standards Board financial pronouncements; performs work directed by the Manager of Accounting and/or Deputy Finance Director; collects, analyzes and evaluates financial data from a variety of sources; reviews, revises and institutes internal controls to ensure correct charging and accounting of disbursements and credits; reconciles monthly general ledgers and multiple accounts of a complex nature; analyzes and evaluates financial data in the preparation of complex budgets and provides forecasts with supporting justification; provides training to accounting staff on automated financial management systems and other related fiscal and accounting systems and procedures; performs related job duties as assigned.


Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and practices; extensive knowledge of professional accounting practices; ability to isolate, identify and resolve a variety of accounting problems; ability to use formulas and spreadsheets; ability to assemble and analyze financial data and prepare reports from such data; ability to supervise the work of others; knowledge of creating financial reports which includes combining and presenting financial data from multiple sources in an organized format; possession of integrity and initiative; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, department heads, representatives from other agencies and the general public; knowledge of financial statement preparation would be helpful.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field with at least three (3) years’ experience in accounting which includes recording, verifying and reporting financial information using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); experience in financial analysis which includes compiling, analyzing and interpreting financial data to ensure effective and efficient accounting of funds or to make projections of future planning; experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; experience in using an automated system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data; experience in federal and State of Delaware grant management preferred; proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel); excellent customer service, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.


• Direct Deposit Required • 35-hour work week (Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.) • Pre-Employment Background Screening • Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Testing