Accountant III - Contract and Grant Accounting
Contract and Grant Accounting
Academic Prof - Full Time
Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient
qualified applications have been received.
Join the Portland Community College team! The Contract & Grant
Accounting Department is seeking a talented grant Accountant III.
The grant Accountant III serves at the Downtown Center,
conveniently located next to lightrail, downtown waterfront, and
many restaurant and retail options. The position will work remotely
until normal campus operations resume.
Under the direction of the Contract & Grant Accounting Manager,
the grant Accountant III applies federal, state and local laws,
regulations, and policies to manage various grants and contracts
that support the College's mission of equitable student success.
The grant Accountant III portfolio will have a specific emphasis on
grants that support the College's STEP, Career Pathway and Pathways
to Opportunity programs. The grant Accountant III will also
collaborate with departmental managers by providing technical
information regarding accounting principles and the College's
accounting software. Additionally, the grant Accountant III will
coordinate district wide initiatives such as: grant budget
development and monitoring; grant year-end closing initiatives; as
well as the College’s indirect cost-rate proposal.
The targeted start date is September 1, 2021.
See the classification description for additional information:
These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success
in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on
the demonstration of these qualifications.
- Knowledge of and experience applying federal and state laws,
rules and regulations to grants and contracts;
- Experience with government/non-profit fund accounting;
- Experience preparing financial reporting to federal/state
agencies to support grant reimbursement;
- Experience coordinating with project investigators and grant
administrators to submit timely reports and ensure grant
- Experience providing technical information to departmental
managers and other staff regarding college accounting requirements
and college accounting software;
- Experience preparing and/or reviewing complex budgets; and
- Experience with planning, leading, directing, and managing
To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum
qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and
end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business
Administration, or related field (experience performing the duties
described above may substitute for the degree requirement on a
- Three years of experience working in governmental, municipal or
fund accounting required, including working with preparation of
comprehensive annual financial reports and federal reporting
- Demonstrated experience coordinating and overseeing complex
financial projects and audits; working with PC and mainframe
computer systems, hardware, and supporting software applications;
and experience working with computerized general ledgers and
Starting Salary Expectations
$55,550 to $59,504 (Step 3); based on qualifications,
experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range
$55550 to $96321 Annual Salary
PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide
employees and their families, including domestic partners, with
access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health,
Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability,
Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.
PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement
System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into
the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC
offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation
program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for
Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your
spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of
age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time
employees at other accredited institutions.
*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not
eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term
Disability, or AD&D Insurance.
Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional
vacation hours with years of services)
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year
View a complete list of PCC benefits
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
- WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Occasional
evening or weekend hours may be required depending on project
- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Minimal physical exertion is required. May sit for extended periods
of time at a desk or working at a computer. Learned physical skill
is required to perform keyboarding functions.
Background Check Required
Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans'
Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying
veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.
You will be given instructions during the application process
to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position,
and to provide the documents required for verification of
eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring
manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit
the following documentation:
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining
a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making
decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any
other protected class.
- Veterans: DD214
- Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of