Accountant 2 (Grants)

$30.28 - $38.37 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Accountant 2 (Grants)

Job ID: 106534

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service

• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every Monday. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $ 62,998.53 - $ 79,828.05

Hourly Pay Range: $30.287756 - $ 38.378872

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions:

• Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

• Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

• Other Benefits:

• Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage

• Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• A variety of additional optional benefits

This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.


Clackamas County's Department of Finance seeks a highly motivated, detail-oriented accounting professional to join our Grants Financial Management Unit as an Accountant 2. This position will perform grant budget analysis and monitoring, grant compliance and administration, grant accounting, and grant reporting.

Our Accountant 2 requires strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate orally and in writing. The selected candidate will need excellent customer service skills and the ability to design and use spreadsheets and maintain accurate and thorough files. Other regular duties may include:

• payment processing,

• grant fund drawdown,

• general ledger journal entries,

• financial records generation and maintenance,

• reconcile grant activities

• prepare federal financial reports,

• audit work-paper preparation, and

• various compliance tasks.

The Grants Financial Management workgroup provides professional services to all county departments and agencies. These services include but are not limited to: grants financial management, fiscal oversight, fiscal reporting, sub-recipient monitoring, and training. In addition, we compile the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) and coordinate the annual audit of Federal Grants.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience with government accounting or fiscal management. Any combination of relevant education and/or training in a relevant discipline that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required years of experience.

• Experience in grant accounting, including reporting, draws, and regulations

• Experience using accounting software in an integrated Financial Management Information System, preferably recent PeopleSoft financial applications experience

• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited business college or university

• Intermediate-level skills in computer spreadsheets, word processing, and data entry (preferably MS-Excel and Word)

• Experience in government accounting

• Experience ensuring compliance with contracts and/or grant requirement

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Performs a full range of operational functions including grants management, contract fiscal oversight, auditing, general ledger, etc.; performs account reconciliations, initiates corrections and makes adjusting journal entries; prepares supporting work papers, cash balances, proofs, and schedules.

• Analyzes and interprets financial and other information for management; presents information through reports, spreadsheets and summaries; proposes solutions consistent with available funds, policies, procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP); participates in the preparation of required annual financial statements; ensures selected general ledger accounts and annual reports accurately reflect the financial position of assigned work function or program.

• Applies laws, rules, regulations, and fiscal policies and procedures to assigned work functions, programs and/or grants; in coordination with an Accountant, Senior or County Finance, monitors and makes adjustments to fiscal systems.

• Performs and analyzes a variety of financial transactions to determine and initiate appropriate action; recommends and assists in implementing new or revised systems, policies and procedures.

• Analyzes and monitors grants for compliance following The Uniform Guidance and with varying state and federal rules and regulations; researches OMB Circulars and Code of Federal Regulations for applicable information; assists with the preparation of sub-recipient agreements and monitors sub-recipients fiscal compliance; initiates corrections and makes adjusting entries; prepares reimbursement requests; determines proper coding; processes payments to contractors/vendors; tracks funding sources; prepares monthly/quarterly/annual financial reports and performance reports.

• Analyzes data and prepares detailed financial reports, statements, and projections to assist in the budget monitoring and/or auditing; monitors expenditures to assure budget compliance; prepares budget submission forms; prepares and reviews complex documentation for interagency and intergovernmental services, expenditures and bills.

• Assists with internal and external audits/reviews to ensure compliance with required County, State, Federal, or grant program procedures and requirements; examines, analyzes, and verifies documents to ensure adherence to established controls and accepted professional standards; participates in audit resolution.

• May coordinate and review the work of lower-level professional and paraprofessional accounting staff.

• Responds as directed to auditors and other external organizations' information requests; presents work products to management and external parties.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of accounting and auditing; governmental accounting and budgeting procedures and operations; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); governmental fund accounting concepts; general office practices and procedures; techniques used to locate errors in accounting records.

Working knowledge of: Computerized accounting systems and how they aid in compiling, maintaining, and using accounting information; general office practices and procedures; application and use of standard office equipment; general laws and rules regulating and influencing County fiscal operations; data processing as it relates to accounting records and applications.

Skill to: Use accounting-related software and financial reporting systems; design, generate and reconcile accounting reports, statements, projections, and schedules; interpret and apply accounting and fiscal-related laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; prepare and maintain accurate reports, spreadsheets, and fiscal records; apply and adapt established accounting principles and procedures to a variety of County fiscal applications; analyze data from various sources, draw logical conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations; communicate professionally, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers, and the general public.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.






The Department of Finance centers its mission on the values of accountability, customer service and integrity. Our team serves the public and internal customers by providing timely and accurate fiscal information, evaluating financial alternatives and coordinating among departments to meet the county's public service goals. We also manage the acquisition of county goods and services, and we maintain sound, healthy and accessible county buildings and other facilities, protecting the county's investment in our public spaces.

The Finance Division provides accounts payable and accounts receivable, budget support, grants management, payroll services, and procurement and contract services to County departments and agencies.

The Facilities Management Division provides accessible public buildings, maintains a healthful working environment in County facilities, and protect the County's investment in buildings and property.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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