Posting Date:  03/29/2019
Job Title:  Project/Grant Accountant
Salary:  $64,750 – $78,644 Annually
Entity:  City of Olympia
Closing Date:  First Review of Applications April 12, 2019


The City of Olympia is looking to hire a dynamic, team oriented, Project/Grant Accountant. The position is in the Administrative Services Department, Fiscal Services Line of Business and reports to the Accounting Supervisor. The Fiscal Services Line of Business is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of all of the financial information reported by the City and is looking for someone who can be a critical part of successfully carrying out that mission. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to assist the Department in its mission of being “Strategic Partners Providing Innovative Government Solutions.”

Primary Duties

•Monitoring, analyzing and reconciling revenue and expenditures related to capital project and grant portfolios;
•Assisting with preparation of annual capital facility budget and estimating carryover funds;
•Manage the City’s capital assets and small and attractive assets, including all applicable reporting.
•Maintain records for Work in Progress assets.
•Preparing grant reimbursement requests;
•Preparing fiscal grant and capital project reports;
•Managing restricted funding sources that relate to capital projects. Assisting with department outreach activities to
provide grant, loan, and restricted fund compliance training and support; and
•Compiling year-end reports and assisting with annual financial report preparation.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities – Project/Grant Accountant:
1. Knowledge to provide advice and technical assistance in the preparation of accounting and management reports;
2. Ability to examine the financial transactions and reports for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with
established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives;
3. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problems;
4. Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense;
5. Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job; and
6. Is a detailed oriented problem-solver.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or closely related field;
2. Seven years’ experience in project or grant accounting, data analysis or finance;
3. OR any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of
the job.

Contact Information

Bill Sampson, Accounting Supervisor
(360) 753-8473


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