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Position: Grant Accountant
Municipality:CT Metropolitan Council of Governments
Close Date:2/1/2016
Grant Accountant

The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCog), a multi-discipline regional planning organization with six member communities - Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the of Grant Accountant. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the position of Grant Accountant serves the Region as the principle financial monitor; evaluates and analyzes financial data, and develops solutions for managing federal, state and local funded grant programs.

Essential Duties:

  • Administration of agency financials including management of records, budgets, computer systems, audits, payroll, billing, capital assets, financial analysis and reporting, internal controls, grant reporting, and ledger and account reconciliation; monitors operations to assure compliance to state and federal and state financial management regulations, regional policies and goals, and government accounting standards.
  • Analyzes operational information, evaluates trends, and assures financial issues are properly addressed and resolved; develops and presents reports and recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain financial data and reporting for various state and federal grant programs, and coordinate yearly auditing activities.
  • Supports a proactive public involvement process, and assists agency staff with tasks as needed.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree in finance, accounting, or a closely related field and 5 years of continuous and progressively responsible experience in finance, accounting, or budgeting; Master's degree, and CPA certification desirable, but not required.

Knowledge of:
  • Government/Financial Accounting Standards Boards (GASB/FASB), and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, practices, policies, rules, and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles for Public Sector financial management, including payroll, treasury, grant funds, and public debt management.
  • Legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct for municipal finance officers.
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including applicable regulations, performance management, personnel rules, procurement, contracting, and project management.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
  • Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite, and financial spreadsheet software applications.
  • General ledger and account reconciliation standards.
Skill in;
  • Interpreting and applying financial plans, accounting standards and procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Analyzing financial issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations and strategies.
  • Analyzing regional needs, and prioritizing and promoting financial strategies to meet future needs.
  • Monitoring and interpreting financial documents, and assuring compliance with all regulatory requirements governing municipal financial activities.
  • Reviewing interrelated financial and technical records, and identifying and reconciling errors.
  • Using initiative, independent judgment, tact, and prudence within established procedural guidelines.
  • Evaluating workflow, and assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Managing and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please mail or email letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, and pertinent work experience to:

Brian Bidolli, Executive Director
Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments
525 Water Street, Suite 1
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Email: info@ctmetro.org

Position will remain opened until filled.

MetroCog is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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