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Accountant I, Fiscal Department - Grants and Contracts Management Unit

Program Overview:

CAMBA's Fiscal Department provides fiscal administration including accounting, budgeting, procurement services and procedures for numerous city/state/federal contracts and/or private grants.  In addition, the Fiscal Department recommends alternatives to assure that organization wide objectives and priorities are met.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ​The person filling this position is expected to (1) apply the principles of accounting to prepare, analyze and verify financial information and (2) prepare financial reports; including the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Serve as administrator for all assigned programs/projects.
  • Prepare funder required vouchers.
  • Prepare journal entries as needed.
  • Research and analyze chronic fiscal issues and propose solutions as needed.
  • Read and review contracts of assigned programs for essential fiscal elements.
  • Review and approve new staff hires and changes in staff allocations for all assigned programs.
  • Review and approve purchase order requisitions (POR) and payment request forms (PRF) to assure completeness and accuracy (i.e., program numbers, locations, General Ledger coding, Period of Service/Budget period, amount of invoice, authorized signatures, allocations, etc. are present and accurate).
  • Communicate with and assist in resolving case receipt issues with accounts receivable staff.
  • Review budgets set up by the Budget Department.
  • Monitor revenue and expenditures against program budgets.
  • Assist Budget Analysts by recommending necessary budget modifications in a timely manner.
  • Maintain orderly and complete contract files.
  • Interact with other fiscal departments and program staff as needed to resolve problem accounts.
  • Compile and distribute variances to Program Directors.
  • Generate and disburse M/WBE reporting for State and City funded programs.
  • Review information in the MIP accounting system and resolve discrepancies with budget and general finance departments.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.


Requirements for the Accountant:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Equivalent Experience​
  • Must abide by strict ethical standards
  • Must maintain Integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality at all times
  • Must avoid personal conflicts of interest
  • Ability to work overtime when needed

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