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Grants Accountant (Construction)

United States (Remote)

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Job Summary:

The Vander Weele Group seeks a Grants Accountant for grant monitoring engagements with government agencies. We are looking for candidates with experience managing and monitoring grants focusing on construction projects in the public sector. The Grants Accountant supports compliance monitoring initiatives and performs compliance reviews. This work entails testing to ensure sufficient internal controls are in place to comply with Federal and State statutes, regulations, rules, grant agreements, and procedures. This position mandates meticulous attention to detail, precision, and accuracy in written work.

This position has the potential for up to 25% travel.

Job Duties:

  • Follow established procedures to monitor compliance with Federal grant rules and regulations.

  • Test processes and internal controls to verify practices are in place to ensure compliance.

  • Sample and review expense reimbursements for equipment, supplies, and personnel to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and established guidelines.

  • Participate in single-entity risk assessments by analyzing process, procedure, workflow, organizational capacity, and other documents, as well as interviewing stakeholders, to assess risks of noncompliance, fraud, waste, and abuse.

  • Draft recommendations and reports to summarize testing and findings and ensure that required reports are submitted per project requirements.

  • Ensure that appropriate actions are implemented to resolve past deficiencies in auditing or monitoring reviews.

  • Assist with the development of monitoring tools, compliance matrices, and other needed tools or templates.

  • Participate in internal staff, project, and client meetings.

  • Work on multiple client projects and assignments.

  • Performs related duties, as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Internal Audit, or a related field, or equivalent relevant work experience. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) are preferred.

  • Minimum of two years performing audits (internal or external), compliance, or regulatory review work. 

  • Understanding of and ability to discern between allowable and unallowable expenditures and internal controls.

  • Experience producing written recommendations based on testing results and experience coordinating with management to implement reasonable solutions that improve oversight and internal controls.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team while meeting time and budget standards.

  • Ability to multitask and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines.

  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple sequential processes seamlessly.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

  • Experience with Federal construction grants.

  • Experience conducting external audits.

  • Experience working with various sampling methodologies.

  • Experience developing work plans.

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