PSTA Careers

PSTA Careers

Position Description

Senior Accountant - Grants and Project Accounting
Job Code 417
Posting Closing Date
Starting Pay range $52,800 - $57,150
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•             PSTA receives approximately 90% or more of its capital funding from grants and over 25% in operating grants. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a professional grant and capital project accounting system, ensuring that grant and capital project accounting activities are properly executed, accurately, and in a timely manner.  Inaccuracies may lead to loss of grant funding for PSTA. 

•             This position is responsible for the decision making and matters of significance as it relates to grant accounting and coordinating these activities with other departments to meet the goals and objectives of the Authority and compliance requirements.


•             Plans and coordinates division activities involving the grants accounting, and capital project accounting.

•             Develops and implements accounting policies, procedures and internal controls related to grants accounting and capital projecting accounting in compliance with federal and state regulations.

•             Works with the Manager of Contracts & Grants on grant compliance with thorough knowledge and understanding of all grant related federal regulation, circulars and directives. Keeps current on all federal, state and local funding programs and all associated requirements in order to assist staff with grant issues.

•             Provides direction on grant funded projects; analyzes and tracks existing grant projects and project budgets.

•             Assists the Manager of Contracts and Grants with preparation of the Federal Transit Administration Triennial Review, including documentation, program updates, logistical planning with consultants, corrective actions and assistance with grant funding agencies.

•             Prepares monthly project reports, and advises management on trends and recommended courses of action.

•             Provides support to project managers.

•             Prepares grant drawdowns and expense reimbursements.

•             Review and code all project checks written by the Authority for reimbursement.

•             Schedules and coordinates monthly and year-end work related to grants and capital projects.

•             Reviews financial reports monthly, quarterly and at year-end to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness of financial information.

•             Prepares necessary journal entries and preforms reconciliations on a monthly basis.

•             Provides assistance and direction to internal and external auditors as needed.

•             Participates in year-end audit activities, acting as the point person for grants and projects and assisting with the preparation of year-end audit confirmations and other audited related functions as needed.

•             Prepares the annual financial statements related to grants, including  the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and State Financial Assistance and related footnotes.

•             Assists the Director of Accounting and Chief Financial Officer with the development of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

•             Prepares the National Transit Database Capital information.

•             Assists with grant applications, budgets, amendments, revisions and grant closeouts.

•             Performs other duties as assigned to assist the Manager of Contracts and Grants.


•             Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting.

•             Experience: Must have a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in accounting. Previous experience in grants is preferred.


•             Knowledge of: Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and practices, Governmental accounting, auditing and financial reporting practices and procedures.

•             Skilled in: Computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and previous experience with accounting. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with personnel at all levels of management.

PSTA offers great training and career development opportunities.  Learn more here: PSTA Professional Development

PSTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or other protected status, as established by Federal or State laws.

PSTA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the application or interview process, please call Human Resources at 727-540-1854.

PSTA is a Drug-Free/Smoke-Free Workplace. 

Veterans’ Preference – Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by PSTA, and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

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