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Grants Senior Accountant

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The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed, at a city site and/or in the field at least three days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.


About Denver Human Services

Denver Human Services provides support to one in three Denver residents. We envision a healthy community where people are connected, supported, safe, and well. Our services include food, cash and medical benefits, child support and veteran services, child welfare and adult protection, work opportunities, and more. If you are committed to supporting the health and strength of the community and want to be a part of an engaged workplace, we’d love to work with you!


Diversity in the City

The City and County of Denver is committed to cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is woven into our values and belief that we are strongest when we embrace and celebrate our differences. We aim to have employees who are as diverse as our residents, with different perspectives and unique ways of thinking. If you share these values and our enthusiasm for equity, we encourage you to apply to join our team.


Denver Human Services’ Financial Services Division (FSD) is excited to hire a Senior Accountant to join the Grants Accounting Team.


As the Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for general ledger accounting including reconciling funds (expenditures and revenues), preparing adjusting journal entries, and preparing drawdowns for federal grants. In this role, you will also manage the budget in the agency’s financial system, including budget adjustments and ad hoc reports.


Overall, the Grants Senior Accountant will:

  • Create and perform moderately complex reconciliations of authorized County expenditures
  • Analyze and research variances and determine what action needs to be taken to correct any problems or issues that may arise, with little supervision
  • Perform routine to moderately complex reconciliations, ledger maintenance, journal entries, and inventory controls
  • Review transactions for proper processing, coding, documentation and compliance with Uniform Guidance
  • Assist with compiling documents for audits; creates schedules as needed
  • Use manual and automated methods to prepare routine to complex revenue/expense reports, balance sheets and financial statements
  • Recommend and coordinate the implementation of policies and procedures for assigned functions and assists in developing new policies and procedures
  • Modify documents and coordinates the implementation of accounting control procedures
  • Communicate with department heads and other personnel in the Human Services agency and external customers
  • Assist division co-workers to complete special projects, as assigned
  • Prepare grant invoices and financial reports for grantor agencies
  • Review financial transactions to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Perform other finance related duties as assigned or requested


About You


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience managing the financial aspects of a program or grant program
  • Attention to detail and a strong grasp of performing complex financial analyses and reconciliations in Excel
  • A detailed understanding of Uniform Guidance and/or City Fiscal Accountability Rules
  • A commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—ability to effectively interact, communicate, and collaborate with employees throughout DHS and the City
  • Excellent writing skills—ability to clearly and succinctly summarize complicated financial concepts and integrate them with other relevant information
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Comfort multi-tasking and managing competing project timelines
  • A willingness to work extended hours when quick turnaround of an assignment is required
  • The ability to navigate and understand key tasks and workflows in City systems
  • The ability to understand processes and workflows generally and identify opportunities for standardization and/or streamlining
  • The ability to analyze a situation from multiple perspectives and a willingness to make clear recommendations on a path forward
  • A passion for public service and helping people in need
  • The ability to understand governmental accounting work and learn the various programs related to the different types of grants and federal funds


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Experience: Three (3) years of professional level accounting experience reconciling accounting discrepancies, analyzing expenditures, and preparing financial reports
  • Education & Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements


About Everything Else


Job Profile

CV2021 Accountant Senior

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Position Type



Position Salary Range

$63,801.00 - $105,272.00


Starting Pay

Although our full pay range is included above, the budgeted hiring range for this position will likely be between $63,801-$84,536 per year.



Denver Human Services


The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.