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System Apprenticeship Grant Accountant
Colorado Community College System in , Colorado
Date Posted 02/12/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
  • Are you looking for a position where you can showcase your grant accounting skills in a higher education setting?
  • Do you take an innovative approach to creating and updating processes, always looking for a “better” way to do things?
  • Do you like working with a diverse community of customers and guiding them towards compliance and success?

As the State of Colorado’s largest institution of higher education, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) consists of 13 colleges and over 40 locations across the state, educating approximately 125,000 students in academic year 2020. In addition, we train more than 4,000 Coloradans each year through various other programs. Our mission is to provide an accessible, responsive learning environment where our students can achieve their educational, professional and personal goals in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation. We are an organization that encourages individuals to bring their whole selves to work.

The System Apprenticeship Grant Accountant provides leadership, training, development, management and coordination of all aspects of fiscal compliance of CO-Helps and CO-Tech federal grant awards. They serve as fiscal point of contact and provide technical assistance to IHE partners in CO-Helps and CO-Tech. This position assists with management of other CCCS grants, as needed. This position provides expertise and analysis of accounting grant information within the Colorado Community College System Office.

  • Develop and maintain grant fiscal guidance and guidance documents (reporting and reimbursement forms, etc.).
  • Develop and deploy processes to distribute funds to colleges for program development and, where appropriate, business reimbursements. Manage distributions and reimbursements to IHEs, and reporting in coordination.
  • Apply state regulations and fiscal rules that govern the spending of state dollars to internal and external grant spending.
  • Assist in training sub-recipients on allowable/unallowable costs, indirect costs, and reimbursement request preparation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of accounting experience.
  • Financial grant management experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills and ability to learn proprietary software.
  • Knowledge of accounting and purchasing practices, business acumen, and Excel spreadsheet development that includes working with formulas and macros with a financial emphasis.
  • Ability to utilize ERP.
  • Ability to utilize CORE.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals at all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of customers with varying degrees of financial sophistication.
  • Strong focus on customer service to both internal System staff and external users.
Additional Information:

Work Location/Travel Expectations

  • The Finance Department is located in the System Office building at 9101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.
  • Travel is minimal, typically two or three conferences/trainings in or outside Colorado.

This is a term-limited position, which will be funded until 3/1/2024.

Please note: Employees are temporarily working remotely and will return to the office as guidelines allow.

CCCS recognizes the importance of a workforce that is reflective of our diverse student community which consists of 23.5% Hispanic, 5.6% Black/African American, 3.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 53% White. As such, we are interested in selecting the best candidate from a diverse applicant pool.

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