Grant Accountant

Baltimore Corps - Baltimore, MD

Serves as the grant accountant for the Baltimore Health Corps initiative.

Job summary:

This is a temporary position (six months to one year) to increase the number of individuals who are trained with public health principles and to respond to COVID-19.

This job is part of a temporary citywide corps, Baltimore Health Corps, that is being created to address the economic and public health crises caused by COVID-19. Jointly led by the Baltimore City Health Department and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, the initiative will train and employ hundreds of residents in a time of record unemployment while supporting the city’s emergency public health response. The corps includes a contract tracing/community outreach team and a care coordination team.

In addition, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development will provide job coaching to assist with the transition to permanent employment, as this is a temporary position. Legal and mental health services will also be available to all Baltimore Health Corps employees.


Job Summary:

The Grant Accountant will be a part of the team COVID-19 response team at the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD). Reporting to the Baltimore Health Corps director and/or their designee, the Grant Accountant is responsible for providing leadership, oversight and guidance for the accounting and compliance for one of Baltimore City Health Department’s (BCHD) grants related to COVID-19.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, setting up accounts, monitoring expenditures, reporting, billing, posting of transaction entries in an accounting detail register, and budget modification, as well as ensuring compliance with funding source administrative guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, accurate submission of financial and other related reports, grant regulations, executed contracts and agreements as well as applicable statutes and regulations.

Contacts and interactions vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with BCHD’s executive management, staff, colleagues, community organizers, vendors, contractors, consultants and the general public for the purpose of providing and exchanging information.

This is a temporary position (six months to one year) to assist the BCHD respond to COVID-19.

The Grant Accountant will be required to follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by BCHD, and comply with BCHD training regarding confidential information related to personal information.


Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, oversight and guidance for the operation of grant accounting and compliance functions, including review and preparation of budgets and amendments, preparation of grant reports and financial documentation.

  • Review, audit, analyze and reconcile all financial and other related information and documents in support of grant related expenditures to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and other related regulations, statutes and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Analyze various grantor revenue and expenditure reports and make appropriate recommendations to ensure compliance with budgeted projections and grant provisions.

  • Provide oversight in the preparation and monitoring of organizational as well as departmental grant budgets.

  • Compile and analyze financial data for preparation of various costing, monthly and/or quarterly reports to the department and funder for grant activities.

  • Review, analyze, balance and reconcile accounting activities regarding grants for revenues, expenditures and general ledger and other related reports.

  • Analyze, determine and prepare cash position, revenue and expenditure projections.

  • Prepare audit worksheets, schedules, reports and supporting documentation to be used during grant audits by federal, state or other related agencies.

  • Prepare and maintain documentation to support federal, state and other related agencies’ audit inspections of financial transactions including compliance, billing, funds drawdown, correspondence and other related activities.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with federal, state, local and special program reporting requirements for grant activities.

  • Compile and analyze data as well as prepare responses to questions from internal clients regarding financial statements and reports including contract and grant expenditures, status and terms.

  • Provide administrative support, as needed

  • Other duties as required


Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written skills

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Accounting software

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and delegate as appropriate.

  • Ability to function proactively in a demanding environment

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism

  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic

  • Critical thinking and sound judgement

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

  • Three years grant accounting as well as general accounting, compliance and financial reporting experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, training, experience,, understanding of the field, and ability to perform the essential functions of the job.



This position will be a temporary contractual position and will include a health insurance stipend.

Posted On: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Compensation: $55,000.00 per year

Tagged: Accountant

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