Grants Accountant

Job | Posted 2 years ago
Position Areas
Business Education


Lenoir City Schools

Position Title:                        Grants Accountant
Reports To:                            Business Manager
Job Goal:                               To ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the school system
Term of Employment:          12 Months


Responsibilities: (Include but are not limited to)

  • Know and follow all school board policies.
  • Ensure that all duties are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Effectively use school system financial management software, word processing and spreadsheet programs to perform job descriptions.
  • Work in conjunction with the business manager to complete high priority tasks during high volume work periods.
  • Provide oversight for multiple federal and state grants, managing accounting systems to ensure accurate reporting of financial activities.
  • Assist project directors and business manager in preparation of budgets for all federal and state grants, as needed.
  • Maintain general ledger accounts for grants, including reconciliation of all fiscal information for the purpose of verifying accuracy of information and maintaining accurate balances.
  • Monitor expenditures and purchase requisitions against budget and other account information to ensure availability of funds and compliance with established financial policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and submit timely reimbursement requests for all grants, ensuring accuracy of claims and compliance with grant guidelines and requirements.
  • Prepare and submit a wide variety of finance related reporting documents for grants, including local, state and federal reports.
  • Provide technical assistance and information to administrators regarding federal grant issues, budgets and related financial activities.
  • Assist program, state and federal auditors by providing information and supporting documentation on internal processes for federal projects.
  • Respond to and process requests for information from project directors, superintendent and business manager.
  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Business Manager.


  • B.S. degree in accounting or related field.
  • Public School Federal programs knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to interpret policies as related to job functions.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to do mathematical calculations needed to perform job duties.
  • Competency in use of business machines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to perform any physical duties as assigned with this position (e.g., lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, sitting for long periods of time, walking, seeing, standing for extended periods of time, etc.).

FLSA Status:       Non-exempt

Posted By

Lenoir City Schools

200 East Broadway , Lenoir City, TN 37771

At the following locations

Central Office

200 E Broadway Street , Lenoir City, TN 37771