Grant Senior Accountant City of El Paso, TX City of El Paso, TX 209 reviews


Education and Experience: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration including a concentration of 18 upper-division semester credit hours in accounting, and four (4) years of professional accounting or financial management experience.

Licenses and Certificates: None.

General Purpose

Under direction, supervise professional accounting services, or provide highly specialized and technically intricate professional level accounting functions, for an assigned grant program.
Typical Duties

Plan, organize, implement, direct and review delegated financial services functions including recording, updating and reporting transactions, and perform administrative and advisory duties including complex accounting and financial analyses pertaining to grant funds. Involves: Oversee, balance and reconcile general ledger statements. Prepare general journal entries (such as revenues, expenditures, and depreciation) to generate fiscal month and year-to-date balance sheets, and monitor changes in fund balance and cash flow financial statements. Analyze and prepare financial statements related to debt service, property tax distributions and other transactions such as payroll, disbursements, revenues or accounts payable. Research and generate reports to assist external auditors. . Account for fixed assets and warehouse operations including acquisitions, disposals and transfers, depreciation and updates of the assets schedules. Prepare, enter and post journal entries for capital purchases, depreciation, construction work in progress, retainage, accruals and transfers between accounts, funds or departments. Track and report expenditure of federal grant funds and monitor sub-recipient agencies to ensure expenditure of allocated funds meet grant requirements. Oversee grant projects, as required.

Maintain and analyze assigned financial and accounting database and allied information management systems. Involves: Enter, retrieve and review accounting data from the centralized financial management system and personal computers or source documents such as journal entries, invoices, collection details or budget transfers to generate financial reports. Generate periodic accounting or statistical reports to management or regulatory agencies. Analyze expenditure trends and assist in preparation of the annual operating or capital improvement budget. Maintain network security of finance and accounting or other automated record keeping system, update system tables, open and close posting periods, review system output to ensure system integrity, discuss and identify solutions with programmers, correct batch errors, train and assist system users. Project airline rates and fees, passenger facility charges, generate reports and schedules, meet with airline representatives, and review and re-calculate actual airline rates and fees upon conclusion of fiscal year and adjust billing accordingly. Monitor and work with project partners to ensure compliance with grant requirements. Ensure that all persons associated with the program are trained and aware of and comply with grant requirements to include timelines, special conditions and guidelines.

Supervise designated employees, if assigned. Involves: Assign, schedule, guide and monitor work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Identify and resolve staff differences, conflicts and deficiencies. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially.

Perform related duties as required. Involves: Perform duties of supervisor or coworkers if necessary to ensure continuity of operations during absences. Advise supervisor in a timely manner of situations or issues that have or could lead to deviation from expected results and recommend appropriate solutions or options.

General Information

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Salary Range: $46,704.00 – $63,482.42 per year
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Please note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Please note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Please Note: This is a new advertisement for Grant Senior Accountant. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.

Every regular, full-time employee who is paid by the City, shall be entitled to receive group life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, health insurance coverage as provided by the City. Employees shall be eligible for enrollment during the City's designated enrollment period. (Amended 08/28/07)

Employees shall have the option of membership in a qualified health maintenance organization (HMO) as an alternative to health insurance coverage. Should an employee opt for HMO membership, the City shall contribute to the HMO an amount equal to the health insurance premium the City would have otherwise been obligated to pay on the employee's health insurance coverage. Any difference between the amount the City contributes and the cost of HMO membership shall be deducted from the employee's paycheck and forwarded to the HMO.

All regular employees who are regularly scheduled to work on an average, a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, who have held a position in the City Service for a period of six months from date of employment, shall be eligible for vacation allowance as hereinafter set forth. Part-time employees shall accrue vacation leave at a pro-rated amount of full-time entitlement based on the number of hours that they are scheduled to work. Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements shall accrue vacation as provided in the applicable agreement.
Regular employees in the City Service shall accrue vacation credit at the following rates per pay period, calculated from the date of employment of each employee:
For 0 – 5 years of service (12 days):
40 hour per week employees – 3.70 hours per biweekly pay period

For >5 to 15 years of service (17 days):
40 hour per week employees – 5.24 hours per biweekly pay period

For >15 or more years of service (20 days):
40 hour per week employees – 6.16 hours per biweekly pay period

Employees shall be entitled to accrue sick leave with pay in accordance with the Rules of the Civil Service Commission.


The Amended Section 4.4 of the Ordinance shall become effective upon adoption and shall apply to occupational injuries and occupational diseases occurring on and after date of adoption. Occupational injuries and occupational diseases occurring before such date will be governed by the Ordinance in effect at the time of the date of injury or disease.


A) Pregnancy shall be treated the same as any other temporary physical disability.

B) An employee on pregnancy leave shall use accumulated and unused regular sick leave time and then (unless granted use of special sick leave) shall be on leave without pay, unless the employee chooses to use any accumulated and unused annual leave.

C) An employee going on pregnancy leave shall give written notice to her department head with appropriate medical verification. Before returning to work from pregnancy leave, the individual will provide appropriate medical documentation releasing the employee to return to work, as is required for any individual who has been on leave for a temporary physical disability.


The following days are hereby declared legal holidays for all the City departments, provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Fire Department whose duties are to prevent or extinguish fires, or to members of the Police Department whose duties are those of law enforcement: (Amended 10/03/95)
1. First day of January (New Year's Day)

2. Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King Holiday)

3. Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)

4. June 19 (Juneteenth)

5. Fourth day of July (Independence Day)

6. First Monday in September (Labor Day)

7. Eleventh Day in November (Veteran's Day)

8. Fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day)
9. The Friday following the fourth Thursday in November (Day after Thanksgiving)

10. Twenty-fifth Day in December (Christmas Day)

11. Employee's Birthday

In addition to the above days, the following days are also declared to be legal holidays: 1. Any day designated as a holiday by City Council. 2. When any legal holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be considered a legal holiday. 3. When any legal holiday falls on a Sunday, the following business day shall be considered a legal holiday.

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