Senior Accountant

Job Details

Post Date: October 19, 2021

Application Deadline: October 28, 2021 5:00 pm

Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery | St. Thomas - St. John District


The Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recover (CDBG-DR) Senior Accountant is responsible for approving and posting financial transactions in DRGR and the internal financial system to ensure all expenditures and revenues are recorded accurately and in a timely manner. This position reports directly to the Disaster Recovery Finance Manager and provides support to that position as needed.

Essential Functions

⇨ Reviews purchase orders and invoices for compliance with grant/funding terms and internal expense policies and maintain matching documentation necessary to support financial transactions.
⇨ Approves cash drawdowns in DRGR and the related transactions in internal financial systems.
⇨ Review Journal Vouchers for accuracy and compliance with the CDBG-DR policies, GASB and US GAAP and post them to the General Ledger.
⇨ Assist in the development of internal cost rates and cost allocation plans to submit to the applicable state agency as necessary.
⇨ Monitors and interface with all departments for payroll, shared costs and allocation transactions to ensure proper account coding and proper use of funds under established grant terms.
⇨ Reviews general ledgers reconciliations for accuracy and completeness and prepares correcting entries identified through account review.
⇨ Responsible for preparing monthly financial statements, such as balance sheet and income statement and reporting changes in the financial position from prior periods, fiscal years and budget variances for the Authority and its reporting extremities. Produces monthly written and visual management performance reports.
⇨ Maintain subsidiary ledgers and prepare reports to substantiate their balances.
⇨ Analyzes forms, reviews statements, audit reports and other records for completeness and accuracy to assure compliance to prescribed regulations.
⇨ Participate in the creation of schedules and reports for internal and external auditors, providing explanation and supporting documentation as necessary.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

⇨ Education: Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related field desirable.
⇨ Experience: 8+ years of relevant work experience. Knowledge of DRGR and QPR or other Federal Reporting requirements, a plus. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

⇨ Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to prepare complete and accurate accounting reports and statements. Ability to apply and adapt established methods in accounting transactions. Knowledge of basic accounting requirements. Computer literate to include Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Good oral and written communications skills. Ability to be flexible and work under pressure. Ability to work harmoniously with other agency personnel. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all assignments. Ability to multi-task, work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and problem solve. Ability to perform duties with limited supervision.


Salary: $49,920 - $64,480 per annum depending upon qualifications. CDBG-DR grant funded position.

How to Apply

Application packages will only be accepted electronically at Signed original documents will be accepted at our main office at a later date.

Letters of Recommendations Are No Longer Required

To apply for a vacant position, please download our Application for Employment. Each question must be fully and accurately answered. Incomplete, illegible or unsigned applications will not be considered. Original application and your supporting credentials should be submitted to our Offices located at:

St. Thomas/St. John

3202 Demarara No. 3
Frenchtown Plaza, Suite 200
St. Thomas, VI 00802
TEL : (340) 777-4432
FAX : (340)775-7913

St. Croix

100 Lagoon Complex
Suite 4, Frederiksted
St. Croix, VI 00840
TEL : (340) 772-4432
FAX : (340)772-4002

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