Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Staff Accountant


Alice, TX


Full Time

General Summary

Assumes responsibility for post award grant accounting thus ensuring compliance with funding source administrative guidelines, timely receipt of revenue, accurate submission of financial reports, audits and orderly closure of projects.

Primary Responsibilities

1.Prepare and file monthly, quarterly and annual program reports due to federal, state, and local funding agencies in a timely manner.

2.Prepare or review all accounting entries (transactions and journals) related to programs.  Track and maintain general ledger.

3.Stay informed of the Office of Management and Budget Circulars and their applicability to grants management.

4.Assist in closing fiscal year end books as needed.

5.Prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

6.Attend regular staff meetings and financial update meetings with Executive Director, Program Directors, and CFO.

7.Work with Program Directors, accounting and program staff on how to more efficiently and effectively manage their respective program grants as they relate to financial administration.  Assist staff in understanding and interpreting funding source and accounting guidelines.

8.Represents the Agency in communication with other service providers, funding agencies and the general public under the direction of the Executive Director.

9.Answers financial inquiries by funding sources and drafts responses to fiscal audits monitoring and audit reports.

10.Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Experience

  • Three years of Accounting Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting


  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control procedures.  
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting and relevant federal, state and local government accounting.  Technical skills involving reconciliation, cost analysis, and month end close.
  • Solid decision making skills and ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Prioritize and plan work activities efficiently to meet deadlines; work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with varied departments and diverse personalities.
  • Detail oriented and excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Intermediate and Advanced in MS Excel.
  • Working knowledge of Sage Accounting software.
  • Considerable knowledge of grant accounting and compliance including OMB circulars.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record and be able to pass a criminal background check.  
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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