Grants and Foundation Senior Accountant

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 21-041 Position Title: Grants and Foundation Senior Accountant Location Administrative Center Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Classified Staff Job Open Date 04/27/2021 Job Close Date 05/17/2021 Open Until Filled No Initial Screen Date: 05/20/2021 Minimal Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance Management.

• 3 years of experience in accounting/finance support or related area..

• Minimum Education Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s degree with related experience.
  • 3 years of experience in grant accounting, Foundation and/or nonprofit accounting/reporting or related area.
Work Hours

Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.

Compensation Annual salary $52,472 - $62,966. Commensurate w/educ. & exp. Competitive benefit package included. Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required and must be attached to the online application in order to receive any consideration.
  • Interviews will be conducted by a hiring committee.
Class Summary

Incumbents are responsible for the management of an assigned finance function to ensure the accuracy of all grant and foundation reporting, the effectiveness and efficiency of controls and procedures, and compliance of regulations and requirements.

  • EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled
Typical Essential Duties

• Stays abreast of current changes and remain current on federal and state funding agency requirements and determine applicability to proposed grant expenditures while informing the Grant Manager.

• Monitors and reviews grant expenditures and assists grant directors and managers with building budgets, reviewing and tailoring accounts to grant needs, preparing journal entries, presenting projections/analyses, and/or approving purchase requests. May assist the Director of Grants Finance and Compliance/Executive Director of Grants with updating and revising policies and procedures.

• Assists internal staff with fiscal responsibilities including performing budget building assistance, tailoring accounts to grant needs, budget management training and report explanation.

• Assists in monitoring interim balances of grant expense, prepare ad-hoc reports and budget modification requests to funding agencies, and advise the project directors of trends that need to be addressed, or provided for in planning future expenditures. Performs grant and fund accounting and reporting duties, to include correcting misclassifications; making yearend adjustments; preparing journal entries; and/or ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies, and grant requirements/guidelines.

• Ensures compliance with policies, procedures, and/or grant requirements; work may involve reviewing Federal and applicable accounting guidelines, monitoring approved grant expenditures, ensuring compliance requirements are met, reviewing budgets, and approving expenditures and purchase requests.

• Maintains all compliance and fiscal documents, both in electronic and printed files as needed, and ensure accessibility to internal authorities and external agencies.

• Prepares and reviews financial, management, audit, and other reports/statements, or work papers; and reviews, corrects, and approves journal entries.

• Prepares monthly bank reconciliations and record related investment entries.

• Prepares interim financial statements, quarterly due to invoices, all audit foundation schedules, and 990 tax return schedules as required.

• Prepares annual projected investment pooled income payout schedule.

• May complete the Federal Single Audit Compliance Report in coordination with Student Financial Aid and respond to auditor’s questions concerning this document. Additionally, may also provide all source documentation requested by external auditors during their test of internal controls and ascertain completeness of supporting documentation, and obtain any additional support as deemed necessary.

• Schedules and submits reimbursement requests to appropriate external funding agencies and ensures that federal, state, and local grant funds and expenditures have been requested, collected, and/or documented.

• Identifies and prepares journal entries to correct misclassifications or unallowable costs, record administration income as authorized, grant salary allocations, and year end closing entries.

• Provides support for Accounting and reporting for the MCC Foundation, with full knowledge and experience of all Foundation functions, including cross training and providing support as requested/needed for accounting functions, and specific scholarships or programs.


• Knowledge of accounting and financial management principles, practices, and procedures;

• Knowledge of budgeting principles;

• Knowledge of accounting and financial analysis techniques;

• Knowledge of accounting and financial system management principles;

• Knowledge of internal financial control practices;

• Knowledge of financial auditing principles, methods, and practices;

• Knowledge of statistical and mathematical concepts;

• Knowledge of report preparation techniques;

• Knowledge of grant management principles;

• Knowledge of generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, and regulations.

• Knowledge of computers and related software applications.


• Skilled in prioritizing work;

• Skilled in applying accounting principles and practices;

• Skilled in preparing and monitoring budgets;

• Skilled in recording, verifying, reconciling, and reporting accounting transactions;

• Skilled in identifying, investigating and resolving accounting discrepancies;

• Skilled in preparing financial statements and reports;

• Skilled in reading, comprehending, and analyzing financial statements;

• Skilled in maintaining financial systems and processes;

• Skilled in developing and implementing internal controls;

• Skilled in applying Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations;

• Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;

• Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised

No staffing table positions.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: feeling, grasping, hearing, fingering, reaching, repetitive motion, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking. The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly.

Licensing Requirements Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * Do you currently have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance Management?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How much experience in accounting/finance support or related area do you have, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • none
    • less than one year
    • between 1 and 2 years
    • between 2 and 3 years
    • between 3 and 4 years
    • between 4 and 5 years
    • five or more years
  4. How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 02
  2. Transcript 03
  3. References
  4. Certification
  5. License
  6. Letter of Recommendation 01
  7. Letter of Recommendation 02
  8. Other Document 01
  9. Other Document 02
  10. Other Document 03
  11. Other Document 04
  12. Other Document 05