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Grant Compliance Monitor and Accountant
Position Summary: Performs advanced grant accountability system professional and administrative work of a responsible and complex nature in support of program managers and schools in order to build and maintain a culture of compliance, accountability, and audit ready status.  Ensures that programmatic activities are implemented in accordance with all applicable guidelines, regulations and policies.  Ensures that program sites receive adequate support to provide the services defined in the approved grant plan and ensures that all activities are aligned with the grant plan.  Performs all construction related accounting activities. Acts as the tax collector liaison. Position may be assigned to provide support strictly to principals and schools, strictly to central program managers and offices, or to both.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Duties:

  • Ensures grant program managers/school personnel understand their management roles and responsibilities with regard to grant management and compliance and provide advice and support towards achieving superior performance through formal one-on-one or group training sessions
  • Provides advice and technical assistance to schools and program offices regarding how to implement the enacted policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that a “transition plan” is developed and implemented when new personnel are assigned to be grant program managers/school principals.  
  • Provides documentation of the grant program’s purpose in line with specified District plans, programmatic implementation, reporting status, challenges, and financial status
  • Documents the training of new personnel on management and compliance responsibilities
  • Monitors all phases of the grant funded programs; makes on-site visits and verifies program offices’/schools’ compliance with documentation requirements; provides information and ensures adherence to program regulations; prepares the program office/school for audits and reviews of programs and services by representatives of local, state and federal government
  • Reviews and approves grant funded expenditures for compliance
  • Monitors time and effort documentation for federal and non-federal grants
  • Documents instances of compliant and non-compliant grants program management activities pursuant to the grant accountability system
  • Assists in the implementation and monitoring of activities required under the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act such as ensuring highly qualified teachers and instructional paraprofessionals
  • Provide support at the school/principal level, confers with principals to assist in: the assessment of Title I needs and services; the development of compliant school wide and school improvement plans; the development of compliant Title I budgets aligned with the needs assessment and that include the mandated parental involvement set asides; and the implementation of various activities designed to foster parental involvement such as technical assistance for parents on Parent and Family Engagement Policies; School Parent Compacts; parental involvement set asides; and understanding their Rights to Know under the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
  • Process and track construction payments and activities as required by GASB codification of Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards
  • Oversee internal tax collections and communicate with Tax Collectors

Position: Grant Compliance Monitor and Accountant
Organization: William Penn SD
Location: Lansdowne,  PA 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posting Start Date: 8/1/2022
Date Posted: 7/18/2022

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree 
  • CPA, CGMA, or other related certification
  • Three years of full-time, paid, professional experience which has included involvement with Title I and/or knowledge of educational programs as it pertains to grants


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
  • Indoor office environment is subject to frequent interruptions
  • Pushing, moving and lifting objects with a strength factor of light work
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of standard office equipment
  • Clarity of vision at varying distances
  • Verbal, auditory and written capabilities to effectively communicate in an articulate manner
  • Sitting and standing for extended periods of time
  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies
  • Lifting objects with a strength factor of light work
  • Occasional bending, reaching and stretching
  • Occasional kneeling, crouching and squatting
  • Occasional pulling, pushing
Status: This listing expires on: 9/16/2022
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Organization Information
William Penn SD
100 Green Ave
Admin Building
Lansdowne,  PA 19050
United States
A. Jeff Cuff