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Tidewater Community College Applicant Portal | Grant Accountant

Grant Accountant

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type Classified
Role Title Financial Servs Spec I
Position Working Title Grant Accountant
Pay Band 04
Position Number R0245
Full or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Type Agency Employee Only – A
Location Norfolk
Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Description Information

Job Posting Number FT00373
Job Description Summary

Tidewater Community College invites applicants for this full-time, restricted fund position. This is an agency only posting; current, full-time employees of Tidewater Community College can apply.

The Grant Accountant will manage and oversee business processes and financial transactions related to the support, recording, compliance and reporting of sponsored programs by reviewing and approving all goods and services prior to obligation; ensuring accurate posting to general ledger; managing appropriation, allotment, and cash; reconciling financial information; preparing internal and external budget and financial reports.


Serve as a resource to the college community by responding to inquiries and providing professional guidance and training in the areas of grants, contracts, sub-awards, subcontracts, and budgeting to ensure compliance with governance and regulatory bodies in order to provide accurate and transparent data to all stakeholders.

The position interprets and applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards; federal and state rules and regulations; Virginia Community College Systems (VCCS) and college policies and procedures; and implements best practices required to ensure compliance, prevent financial loss and maintain college goodwill.

Required Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and fund accounting. Demonstrated ability to apply and adapt established accounting methods to a variety of financial transactions and reports. Demonstrated ability to interpret complex policies and make good sound decisions. Good organizational skills. Experience using integrated financial reporting systems. Demonstrated ability to assemble, analyze and prepare financial reports and statements involving a variety of financial data from various sources. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet stringent deadlines. Ability to work well independently. Demonstrated ability to research, investigate, analyze, reconcile, and evaluate data. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interpret and apply policies to financial data. Advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with a wide range of constituents.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using Oracle Peoplesoft Administrative Information System and/or Commonwealth of Virginia Cardinal System. Experience using eVA Procurement System. Advanced training in grant/contract accounting, indirect cost plans and federal cost principles. Knowledge of and work experience applying the Cash Management Improvement Act to effectively manage federal funds. B.S. in Accounting, Business or Finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with governmental accounting and or grant/contract accounting in a higher education environment.

Work Schedule

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.

E-Verify Statement

After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Tidewater Community College uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Open Date 04/06/2018
Close Date 04/20/2018
Open Until Filled No
Hiring Range $33,598 - $60,725, commensurate w/ experience.
Salary Information

Actual salary will be determined based on individual qualifications and experience with consideration for internal alignment factors. The college offers an excellent benefits package.
FUNDING STATUS – this is a full-time restricted fund position.

Additional Information This position requires satisfactory completion of background and credit checks prior to employment. This position is contingent upon availability of funding.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No


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