Posting Date: 
Job Title:  Grants Accounting Specialist (24-month Project) – Dept of Community Services
Salary:  Local 11.508 ($23.01 – $29.42) per hour
Entity:  Clark County
Closing Date:  07/16/2021


The department of Community Services is seeking candidates skilled in accounting and administrative support to fill a new Grants Accounting Specialist (24-month Project) position. This position is primarily expected to work with federal and state funding provided as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Primary Duties

Under general supervision, the Grants Accounting Specialist provides technical accounting, budget, and other administrative support for Program Managers, under the direction of the Department Administrative Services Manager. Responsibilities include monitoring, analyzing and maintaining financial transactions for a wide variety of social service programs; tracking revenues and expenditures, and preparing required internal and external financial reports.

The role will form part of the business unit that consists of team members from Finance, and Grants and Contracts, and will be required to liaise with the Finance team, Grants and Contracts Team, Department Director, Program Managers and staff, County Auditor’s Office, and other County employees.


Education and Experience:

Four years of progressive accounting experience, at least two of which are directly related to grant accounting: or
a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Knowledge of: General accounting principles and practices; BARS (Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System for State and Local Governments); computer applications related to financial reporting (database, spreadsheet, word processing); an interest or background in performance and outcome based operations primarily for supporting low-income and marginalized residents of Clark County that include housing related programs and emergency programs related to COVID; program development and evaluation; research methods and information sources; relevant computer-based systems and applications; principles and techniques of project management; federal and state grant and program regulations, including HIPAA; and OMB circulars; local government operations.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural competence and must be willing to contribute to the Community Services strategic plan of inclusion.

Contact Information

An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:


Other Information