Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton has a great opportunity for an experienced Grants Accountant.

The Grants Accountant provides primary accounting functions for all administration, grant accounting, grant monitoring and compliance, and financial reports of awarded grants through their final closing.


The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.

This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. This is a "limited duration" position, funded with federal dollars that will expire on December 31, 2024. 

Starting pay at $67,581 annually.

The successful candidate will be eligible for benefits, including retirement.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Processes reimbursements of grant funds, monitors expenditures and invoices, compiles supporting documentation, ensures compliance with grant provisions, terms, and rates, and enters financial transactions into financial systems
  • Audits grant records and transactions, researches and analyzes expenditures and revenues, creates annual grant reports, and closes out grants within financial systems
  • Analyze grant budgets and set up appropriate line items within the accounting systems; and analyze and help departments maximize the utilization of grant funds
  • Reconciles routine discrepancies with regard to journal and financial transactions, reviews, researches, and analyzes reporting errors, and creates reports and compiles supporting documents for corrections within financial systems
  • Performs routine audits of financial records and transactions, reviews and matches records and statements to ensure accuracy within financial systems, identifies and researches discrepancies, and resolves or makes recommendations for corrective actions
  • Reviews and analyzes routine grant processes
  • Assists with maintaining the inventory master list, identifies and records capital assets such as equipment, vehicles, structures, and retail concessions, ensures physical descriptions match records, and compiles supporting documentation
  • Assists with conducting special projects with regard to financial transactions, researches and analyzes accounting issues, performs financial calculations, and creates reports and compiles supporting documents for management review
  • Ensures compliance and maintains fiscal accountability with regard to rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a closely related field; and
  • A minimum of two (2) years of full-time professional accounting experience, including financial compliance; federal, state, and/or other grant programs; or researching and compiling statistical information; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience, which produces the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  CPA

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of municipal government accounting principles (GASB standards, GFOA guidance, and/or various interpretations); ability to create and interpret financial statements like balance sheets and income statements.
  • Possess critical thinking, analytical thought process and business acumen.
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects with limited guidance and various priorities.
  • Intermediate / Advanced skill level in and Microsoft Office software such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to effectively summarize and communicate accounting issues, complex problems and analytics, both orally and in writing to peers and management.
  • Ability to research and interpret new accounting standards or practice guides and recommend 
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels of staff including peers and management.



This work is performed indoors in an office environment and teleworking.  Physical requirements include: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects weighing up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.


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