Transit Systems 2021-04-05 2021-05-10

Grants Accountant

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 130932


SALARY RANGE: $50,025.00 - $78,164.00 Annually

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

United Labor Union (ULU) Employment Opportunity

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a qualified list of candidates

The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Manager of Grants Administration


The Grants Accountant, under general supervision, performs a variety of functions and activities required for Federal Grants acquisition, compliance, and administration.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

  • Assists in the development of grant applications for capital, operating, planning, training, and other programs to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), including the Program of Projects (POP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
  • Collaborates in the preparation of budgets for all grants, including project budgets with the assistance of project managers and the Accounting and Budget Department; monitor expenditures; report and reconcile discrepancies in consultation with staffs of Grants Administration and Accounting.
  • Acquires information for development of a system-wide Cost Allocation Plan (CAP); with the Accounting Department; provides technical assistance in negotiating CAP approval of the CAP with the FTA; assists in updating the CAP, as necessary.
  • Acquires information for development of Force Account Plan (FAP), as necessary, periodically updates same.
  • Monitors expenditures charged to approved activity line items, including project support and force accounts; review all grant-supported contracts and invoices for conformity with approved budgets and eligibility requirements. Coordinate this function with the user departments, Procurement and Accounting Departments.
  • Prepares grant amendments and/or revisions for electronic submission to the FTA; distribute approved revisions and amendments.
  • Monitors utilization of local matching funds.
  • Furnishes requested information relative to internal and external audits of grant activities.
  • Performs other job related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Effective internal and external liaison abilities.
  • Computer software applications of word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; proficiency in written and oral communications.

A Baccalaureate degree in Accounting, Public Administration or directly related field and/or training to the equivalent. Three (3) to five (5) years of recent experience in a transit system, including experience with external contracts, reviewing invoices for compliance with contract terms and conditions, liaison activities with employees, and working with budgets and figures.

None Required

Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. (The company to determine if the position is a safety sensitive position.) Normal office environment.

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Transit Job Listing - Grants Accountant