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Financial Manager/Accountant

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This position is responsible for the financial management, oversight monitoring, and planning for all Federal grant programs within the State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) funded by grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This position functions as the recognized resource for accounting activities and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of the financial records, monitoring of revenues and expenditures, and analysis of financial transactions, including analysis of State accounting system reports for accuracy of accounting transactions in various appropriations and funds. This responsibility includes preparation and review of Federal highway safety grant budgets, supervision of purchasing and accounting functions, coordination with central accounting and Federal and State auditors, and supervision of accounting staff employees.

Duty 1
Provide fiscal management and strategic budgetary planning for the division and for the Federal highway safety grant programs administered by the SHSO. 35% of time

Duty 2
Serve as the fiscal coordinator for the NHTSA Federal grant program, including maintenance of all related accounting systems. Serve as a financial grant monitor and resource person for Federal grantees on a statewide basis. 35% of time

Duty 3
Provide advanced level maintenance of general accounting activities for the division including analysis of division financial records. 10% of time

Duty 4
Plan, organize, schedule, assign and supervise the work of the Fiscal Section. 15% of time

Duty 5
Serve as member of the division’s management team and complete other projects as assigned by the division director. 5% of time