Philadelphia Government Jobs – Financial and Grants Lead

Website City of Philadelphia

Job Description:

The Financial and Grants Lead is responsible for managing a team tasked with overseeing finance and grants functions for the OPAL ERP and DW/BI project. The team’s focus areas include general ledger and encumbrance accounting; pre- and post-award grants, projects, contracts, billing, and reconciliation; non-grants projects contracts, billing, and receivables; assets; and cash, investments, and debt. These are permanent exempt positions that will move to maintenance and support after the project is complete (in 3-4 years).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and document unit test cases; and
  • Provide functional analysis and input on workflows related to financial and grants transaction processes;
  • Provide weekly tasks reports to functional leads.
  • Identify and report on production issues and document enhancements requests;
  • Participate in regression testing efforts; and
  • Review, administer and monitor workflow development procedures;
  • Look for opportunities to incrementally optimize new processes.
  • Work with OIT and the project team to meet the delivery schedule;

Job Requirements:

  • Strong meeting facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Extensive supervising, coaching, inter-personal, and collaborating skills and overseeing high-quality and timely deliverable creation.
  • Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle from a functional lead perspective;
  • Extensive accounting experience in a lead role;
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skillsets;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to create leader, user, and project documentation and procedures, clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-tasking in a fast-paced organization; and
  • Knowledge of Financial and Grants transaction processes and technologies;
  • Ability to work well with individuals at all levels within and outside the organization;

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience with implementing ERP and/or DW/BI solutions strongly preferred.
  • 7-10 years of professional experience with finance and grants, including general ledger and encumbrance accounting; pre- and post-award grants, projects, contracts, and billing; non-grants projects contracts, billing, and receivables; assets; and cash, investments and debt;
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with coursework in accounting, finance, operations management, IT, business administration, or a related field or equivalent experience;
  • Experience with processes for establishing new grants in accounting, tracking and reporting systems; and
  • Experience preparing grants reports; and
  • Experience with grant administration processes, verifying funds, ensuring legality of transfers;

Job Details:

Company: City of Philadelphia

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Manchester, NH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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