A career at the Colorado Community College System’s administrative office comes with great perks. As you help the operations of our 13 colleges continuously improve, you will reap a rewarding experience with being a part of an enterprise which assists thousands of students to elevate their lives each year. We are confident – when you consider all the tangibles and intangibles – you will want to make the next, and final, stop of your career the Colorado Community College System.

You will admire the friendly culture of our system office and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:
  • Generous annual and sick leave benefits (15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours of sick leave accrued each month – based on fulltime status); our employees stay because of the work/life balance they are able to obtain here.
  • Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
  • An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.
For a complete overview of our benefits, visit the benefits section of our website (https://internal.cccs.edu/human-resources/employee-benefits/).
Job Details
System Grant Accountant
APT (Administrative, Professional-Technical)
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Are you a knowledgeable accountant looking to utilize your compliance and/or grant skills on a mission-driven team in higher education?
  • Do you take an innovative approach to creating and updating processes, always looking for a “better” way to do things?
  • Do you have the strong interpersonal skills needed to explain complex funding rules to customers who have varying degrees of fiscal understanding and experience?

As the State of Colorado’s largest institution of higher education, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) consists of 13 colleges and over 40 locations across the state, educating approximately 125,000 students in academic year 2020. In addition, we train more than 4,000 Coloradans each year through various other programs. Our mission is to provide an accessible, responsive learning environment where our students can achieve their educational, professional and personal goals in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation. We are an organization that encourages individuals to bring their whole selves to work.

The System Grant Accountant provides leadership, training, development, management and coordination of all aspects of fiscal compliance of CO-Helps and CO-Tech federal grant awards. They serve as the fiscal point of contact and provide technical assistance to other higher education partners in regards to CO-Helps and CO-Tech. This position provides expertise and analysis of accounting grant information within the Colorado Community College System Office.

  • Provide primary review of CO-Helps and CO-Tech fiscal reimbursement requests, including transfer entries between CCCS and System Colleges.
  • Develop and deploy processes to distribute funds and, where appropriate, business reimbursements to colleges for program development. Manage distributions and reimbursements to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs).
  • Understand and apply other applicable federal regulations that govern the spending of federal dollars to internal and external grant spending.
  • Assist in training sub-recipients on allowable/unallowable costs, indirect costs, and reimbursement request preparation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Two years of accounting experience.
  • Grant accounting and/or compliance experience.
  • Excellent Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills and ability to learn proprietary software.
  • Knowledge of accounting and purchasing practices, business acumen, and Excel spreadsheet development that includes working with formulas and macros with a financial emphasis.
  • Ability to utilize ERP.
  • Ability to utilize CORE.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of customers with varying degrees of financial sophistication.

Work Location/Travel Expectations

  • Physical location: 9101 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230.
  • Travel is minimal, typically two or three conferences/trainings in or outside Colorado as necessary.

CCCS System Office employees are temporarily working remotely and may return to the office as guidelines allow. However, we do have options for alternative work schedules and teleworking that are combined with employees being present in the office as required.

This is a term-limited position, which is currently funded until 3/1/2024.

CCCS recognizes the importance of a workforce that is reflective of our diverse student community which consists of 23.5% Hispanic, 5.6% Black/African American, 3.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 53% White. As such, we are interested in selecting the best candidate from a diverse applicant pool.

$56,000 - $60,000 annually

How to Apply:

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Applicant materials must be received by the close date and you will need to upload all of the requested documents, in order to ensure full consideration. 

Colorado Community College System
Human Resources 9101 E Lowry Blvd. Denver CO 80230-6011