Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of COVID Grant Accountant in the Division of Grants Management & Reporting Section.
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This is a GRANT FUNDED position.
Under limited supervision, assist the grant coordinator in the reporting, management, and tracking of federal COVID-19 grant awards. This position will be needed to work with DPH operational programs, to sustain DPH's workforce, as it relates to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response. Will oversee and prepare all COVID related federal financial reporting. Analyzes financial information and programs, identifies financial trends, makes recommendations to management and prepares a full range of financial reports, including specialized or non-standard reports related to COVID-19 federal funding. May also serve in a lead role.
• Develop and maintain an understanding of the full grant cycle, the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), and each grant award’s terms and conditions. • Prepares Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) according to federal reporting guidelines, including the reporting of any mandatory match and/or maintenance of effort. • Performs grant-related post award functions, including fund source reconciliations, budget and expense analysis, preparation of journal entries and ad hoc financial reports as necessary. • Performs grant close out functions to ensure expenditures reported on FFRs reconcile with general ledger and federal draw amounts. • Work closely with programmatic and financial services staff to ensure financial reporting is complete and accurate. • Maintains complete and accurate grant files to adhere to Federal, State, and agency guidelines.
Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university AND Two years of professional accounting experience,
Bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university AND Three years of professional accounting experience,
Bachelor's degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence from an accredited college or university AND Four years of professional accounting experience.
Note: Some positions may require certifications.
Preferred Qualifications: • Completion of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related area which included the successful completion of the introductory and intermediate accounting courses. • Experience preparing federal or other financial status reports. • Knowledgeable in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) related to government entities and the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200). • Experience working with the state accounting system (TeamWorks) • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to financial reporting. • Experience with federal awards for government entities. • Excellent written and verbal communication skill. • Ability to work effectively within a team environment. • Four years of accounting experience in accounts payable, revenue, and/or general ledger. • Proficient in research, interpreting and analyzing financial data. • Proficient in Microsoft Excel using pivot tables, functions, formulas and vlookups.
Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you re...quire accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.