Grant Accountant (CARES/ARPA)

Finance Department · Juneau, Alaska
Department Finance Department
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $61,742 - $86,599


Grant Accountant


Job Class: Accountant III

Class Status: Active

Department: Finance

Type of Position: Exempt

Location of Work: Juneau, AK

Covered Position: Yes

Salary Grade(s): 11-13

Prepared by: T.Belton/J.Wise

Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Employment Category: Regular, Full-Time

Effective Date: 3/1/2021


Administer and coordinate Tlingit & Haida’s grant accounting and reporting, and general ledger accounting and reporting.  Under the direction of the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), this position also performs very complex financial accounting projects. 


Reports To: Chief Finance Officer

Supervises: May supervise clerical and technician level employees

Liaison To: Program Managers


  • Prepare complex, detailed monthly, quarterly, and closeout financial reports for external funding agencies
  • Reconcile grant budget to actual expenditures and prepare, review and post necessary adjusting journal entries to ensure that grants are not overspent and are in compliance with reporting requirements
  • Reconcile subsidiary accounts to ensure proper accountability and reporting with outside agencies
  • Determine the nature and extent of discrepancies and non-compliance and propose corrective action
  • Review trial balance for correctness and compliance with external financial reporting requirements
  • Independently review and gain thorough understanding of funding agency financial reporting requirements
  • Communicate with and seek clarification of funding agency requirements when necessary and work with grant managers to ensure compliance
  • Document all communication as it relates to clarification of requirements
  • Review the general ledger at month end and prepare and post adjusting journal entries
  • Analyze complex financial data and assist in the preparation of comprehensive financial report for management
  • Advise manager and administrative staff on the financial status of programs and individual accounts as necessary
  • Meet monthly reporting deadlines and ensure accuracy and completeness of the general ledger
  • Communicate with Finance staff and program managers to coordinate the receipt of financial information necessary to ensure timely monthly closing of general ledger
  • Stay up to date on changes in the Uniform Guidance and ensure Tlingit & Haida is in compliance with requirements
  • Assist in preparation of audit work papers for annual external financial statement audit
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements and provide information for inclusion in the footnotes to the financial statements
  • Work with the auditors to clear audit exceptions
  • Prepare supplemental schedules and reconciliations on an as needed basis during audit
  • Meet audit deadlines to ensure the timely issuance of annual audited financial statements
  • Represent Finance department in the event of field audits by granting agencies
  • Assist program managers in answering financial questions regarding grants
  • May supervise clerical and technician level employees including but limited to hiring, monitoring, coaching, staff development, evaluations, dispute resolution, progressive discipline, and if necessary termination
  • Other duties as assigned


Spending Authority: N/A

Other Authority: N/A



  • Knowledge of fund accounting
  • Working knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use an integrated accounting software system, Microsoft applications, and electronic transmitting applications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a constantly changing environment
  • Possess strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Possess excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation
  • Possess accurate data entry and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations and policies
  • Ability to identify discrepancies or inaccuracies in data and make corrections
  • Ability to be a team player

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting
  • Three years of professional level experience as an Accountant
  • Two years’ experience with an automated accounting system
  • Valid Driver’s License

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

  • Two years of supervisory experience


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required.

• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”. This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.
• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees. All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Finance Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $61,742 - $86,599