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Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind
  • Position Number: 4824721
  • Location: Talladega, AL
  • Position Type: Business and Financial Management

R-9760 SENIOR GRANTS ACCOUNTANT -Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind

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R-9760 Reference #xx75700575030

Posting Date: November 29, 2023

Candidates who are blind or visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing are encouraged to apply for this position and may be given preference in hiring as permitted by federal laws. Information related to disability is not required, and if disclosed voluntarily, will be used only in AIDB's efforts to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Non-disclosure will not subject any applicant to adverse treatment.


Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

REPORTS TO: Director of Accounting


Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world's most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are Deaf, Blind, DeafBlind and multidisabled and their families. Founded in 1858, AIDB serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year.

Our services literally span a lifetime including five campuses in Talladega, ten regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa ,Shoals, Opelika and Decatur with programs that range from early and senior intervention, traditional and nontraditional education services in residential and outreach settings and a manufacturing facility that is the state's largest employer of adults who are blind and deaf

  • Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in accounting and a minimum of five years successful work experience in grants accounting or auditing federal or state grants
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and 2 CFR Part 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • Must be able to think analytically, have an attention to detail and adapt well to change
  • Must have experience creating spreadsheets and managing large amounts of data
  • Must be highly self-motivated
  • Must be proficient with computers and Microsoft Office software; including Word and Excel
  • Ability to handle sensitive or restricted information in a professional and confidential manner
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective relationships
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing with sensory and non-sensory impaired individuals, co-workers, customers, vendors, staff, school officials, managers and executives
  • Team player attitude and willingness to help where needed
  • A sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL according to the AIDB evaluation system must be obtained within the first thirty-six (36) months of employment.
  • Upon offer of employment, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check at an agency designated and paid by AIDB


The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Oversee accounting and reporting functions for all of AIDB's restricted grant related activities
  • Accurate and timely preparation and submission of reimbursement requests, monthly grant reporting and annual federal and state required filings
  • Work with grant administrators to establish and maintain budgets for all restricted grants and contracts
  • Prepare and/or review month end reconciliations for assigned general ledger accounts
  • Prepare and/or review general journal entries necessary for the proper classification of revenues and expenditures for AIDB
  • Provide management with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts
  • Analyze information and options by developing spreadsheet reports and verifying information
  • Develop and implement accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures and recommending changes
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

SALARY:$68,575 - $89,711 Scale PI Rank 61

(260 workdays)

Direct deposit is required

BENEFITS: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Available

Alabama State TRS Retirement

Deferred Compensation Options Available

Paid Time Off

This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime and/or compensatory time provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


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