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System Grant Auditor

Position Overview

The System Grant Auditor is responsible for planning and performing reviews of federal grant awards for all Washington State community and technical colleges for compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as conformity with State Board guidance.  This position reports to the Director of Accounting and Business Services.  The day-do-day work is performed under the direction of the system internal auditor.

SBCTC Vision and Mission

Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower the Washington State community and technical colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise and effective communication.

Position Details

Job #: 2019-29

Annual Salary: $91,608

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Monday, August 12, 2019

Closes: Monday, August 26, 2019

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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Key Responsibilities

In collaboration with agency program staff and policy associates:

  • Perform reviews that are a combination of subrecipient monitoring and reporting for federally contracted programs passing through the SBCTC, and compliance monitoring related to SBCTC policies, state laws and federal regulations.
  • Provide guidance, direction and training to SBCTC, the community and technical college system and contracting partners on state and federal regulations, State Board guidance, and accounting and auditing functions.

Key Competencies

  • The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively, think creatively, act resourcefully and exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and internal audit standards and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as applicable to governmental agencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal accounting and compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of standards for internal controls applicable to processes and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate with professional staff from varying disciplines about complex budget and accounting reporting requirements, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and concentrate on detailed transactions for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to make independent decisions about work priorities in the absence of supervisor. 
  • Ability to read and translate complex accounting reports, legal and regulatory requirements and effectively communicate the essential information to management for decision making. 
  • Ability to efficiently plan, schedule and execute review and monitoring activities with various entities at different locations around the state. 
  • Knowledge of manual and automated general ledger/accounting systems. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Power Point. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two years of related professional experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation desired but not required.
  • Experience planning and conducting audits and reviews involving state and federal regulations.
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities and reports to accounting and business services director.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name –  Position Title or Recruitment #.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit. 


Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant 3


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applicants who need accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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