Grants Accountant

Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Title

Grants Accountant

Position Type



Financial Affairs



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

To oversee the financial operations of grants ensuring compliance with granting agency regulations and laws.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associates degree or equivalent formal training in accounting, business, or a related field.
  2. Combination of education and related experience for a total of six years.
  3. Two years of direct responsibility with grants accounting.
  4. Experience working with a complex financial management system.
  5. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  6. Experience in a college environment preferred.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Handles cash management functions for all grants including preparation of reimbursement requests, draw-downs of funds and billing.
  2. Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting entries and financial reports for all grants.
  3. Ensures that grant funds are expended in compliance with the granting agency regulations; responsible for budgetary control of grants.
  4. Prepares journal entries and reconciles various general ledger accounts.
  5. Handles post-award administration of grants.
  6. Interacts with outside agencies, independent auditors and project directors; serves as accounting office contact for all grants.
  7. Monitors applicable federal regulations for regulatory changes and updates to grants and contracts.
  8. Maintains current knowledge of changes in policies, procedures and guidelines of grants and contracts.
  9. Regularly meets with grant project administrators providing updates on the financial status of grants
    and contracts.
  10. Develops relationships with granting agencies and grant project administrators and support staff to
    direct and assist in the grant or contract.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule is subject to change based on department needs.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Status; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a combination of education and related experience for a total of at least six years? See minimum qualifications for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have at least two years' of direct responsibility with grants accounting?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe the extent of your experience working with complex financial management systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type

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