Accountant/Analyst or Senior Accountant/Analyst - Grants

Department/Agency of position: 
Portland Public Schools Accounting Services
Location of position: 
Portland, OR
$66,989 – $99,895
Date Posted: 
Monday, January 13, 2020
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Job Description: 

The Accountant/Analyst or Senior Accountant/Analyst – Grants, under general supervision, will perform a variety of professional, complex and responsible accounting and fiscal analyses; apply generally accepted accounting principles and practices in maintaining fiscal controls and records, preparing transactions and initiating reports; analyze accounting data, procedures, controls, services, and similar activities; prepare a variety of analyses, recommendations, financial transaction statements, and related reports.


This position is responsible for providing primary accounting function and all grant monitoring administration, compliance, grant accounting and financial reports of grants from application through final closing.

Duties Include:

  • Work collaboratively with District program staff in relation to grant programs, compliance and accounting issues along with providing fiscal support.
  • Effectively communicate complex financial issues to employees, administrators, auditors, donors and granting agencies.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate the accounting and financial reporting for assigned grant portfolio.
  • Prepare financial projections and budgets, actual vs. budget reporting, reviewing/monitoring of individual grants and transactions for compliance with private, local, state and federal funding requirements.
  • Prepare billings, draws, journal entries and financial grant reporting including preparation of reports for granting authorities.
  • Review and approve contracts, expenditures and journal entries for assigned grant portfolio, ensuring grant compliance and allowability.
  • Work on preparation of proposed, approved and adopted budgets for grant and special revenue funds including work on budget proposals with program staff for grant applications.
  • Compile year-end reports, work papers and analysis necessary for the District’s external auditors to complete the annual audit.
  • Maintain an up-to date knowledge of federal, state, local and other funding source compliance, regulations, and laws.
  • Maintain effective financial/accounting policies, processes, and internal controls.
  • Identify and respond to opportunities to improve systems and processes.
  • Understand and adhere to confidentiality.


* A recommended candidate will be considered as an Accountant/Analyst or Sr. Accountant/Analyst based on their previous relevant work experience, knowledge, and education level. *

  • Accountant/Analyst: Pay Grade 25, $66,989 – $79,989 • Sr. Accountant/Analyst: Pay Grade 34, $83,661 – $99,895
  • 2019-2020 Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees Salary Schedule – 260 Day Employees – FLSA Exempt


Education, Training and Experience:

  • The Accountant requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and four (4) years of accounting experience in a full-service public agency.
  • The Senior Accountant requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, or related field and four (4) years of experience monitoring, analyzing and auditing multiple departments, highly complex accounts in a full-service public agency or two (2) years of experience as an Accountant/Analyst with Portland Public Schools.
  • A Master’s degree or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or similar certification may substitute for two years of the required experience for both the Senior and Accountant levels.
  • Any other combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the candidate is likely to possess the skill, knowledge, ability and trait characteristics essential for this classification may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in managing restricted funds/grants within a K-12 school district, or non-profit or governmental experience.
  • Experience using a Grants Module in an ERP, within Oracle PeopleSoft a plus.

Location: BESC (501 N. Dixon St., Portland, OR 97227) Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular 


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This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. PPS is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability or perceived disability; or military service. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.