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Accountant II - Contract and Grant Accounting

Requisition ID req1885
Department Contract and Grant Accounting
Campus DC-Downtown Center
Employment Type Academic Prof - Full Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

Join the Portland Community College (PCC) team! The Contract & Grant Accounting Department is seeking a talented grant Accountant II. The grant Accountant II serves at the Downtown Center, conveniently located next to the light rail, downtown waterfront, and many restaurants and retail options. Employees have the option of a hybrid work arrangement where a portion of their regular workweek is spent remote/telecommuting and the other portion is spent at the Downtown Center or assigned campus location. Additional approval is required for alternate work accommodations.  

Under the direction of the Contract & Grant Accounting Manager, the grant Accountant II is well-versed in applying federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies to manage various grants and contracts that support the College's mission of equitable student success. The grant Accountant II portfolio will could be a mix of local, state, and federal grants. 

The grant Accountant II will collaborate with departmental managers by providing technical information regarding accounting principles and the College's accounting, workflow, and contract management software. Additionally, the grant accountant II will coordinate with the Contract & Grant Accounting Manager, internal stakeholders, and fellow team members coordination projects that support not only CGA, but also other departments and divisions that are supported by grant projects.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Knowledge of and experience applying federal and state laws, rules, and regulations to grants and contracts;
  • Experience working with governmental/non-profit fund accounting;
  • Experience preparing financial reporting to federal/state agencies to support grant reimbursement;
  • Experience coordinating with project investigators and grant administrators to submit timely reports and ensure grant compliance;
  • Experience providing technical information to departmental managers and other staff regarding college accounting requirements and college accounting software;
  • Experience preparing and/or reviewing complex budgets;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field (experience performing the duties described may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).

Two years of experience working in governmental, municipal, fund accounting, or the area of accounting that is related to the assignment is required.

Demonstrated experience working with PC and mainframe computer systems, hardware and supporting software applications. Experience working with computerized accounting systems and how they aid in compiling, maintaining, and using accounting information.

Position Grade 3
Starting Salary Expectations $52,961 to $56,735 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $52961 to $91834 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

For a complete list of PCC benefits, please visit

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office environment or at various college locations. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required depending on project requirements.

Physical Requirements
Occasional lifting, guiding and/or carrying of files and other work materials when working at various college locations. May sit for extended periods of time at a desk or working at a computer.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.