Council of State Governments
  • 08-Nov-2017 to 30-Nov-2017 (EST)
  • HQ-Finance
  • Lexington, KY, USA
  • Part Time

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is the nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. To learn more about CSG please visit our website at We are currently seeking a part-time Staff Accountant at our Lexington, KY national headquarters office. 


Provides assistance and support to the Senior Accountant for the affiliated fund budget managers and their leadership.  Assists the Financial Grants Manager with contract and grant-related accounting and compliance matters.   


Assist the Senior Accountant with gathering supporting documentation and preparing schedules requested by CSG's financial auditors.

  • Process recurring monthly journal entries including but not limited to indirect costs and various monthly project expenses.
  • Prepare monthly update on office rent allocation based on square footage.
  • Drafts and posts journal entries, research problems or unclear entries.
  • Assist with the completion of state sales tax returns and related correspondence.
  • Support the Financial Grants Manager in coordinating the accounting functions related to sponsored programs and other restricted accounts, including compliance monitoring and financial reporting.
  • Complete account reconciliations of indirect costs for sponsored projects.
  • Assist in performing grant sub-recipient monitoring and prepare all necessary reporting requirements.
  • Assist the Financial Grants Manager in preparing supporting documents and financial schedules to successfully complete audits and/or monitoring inquires by granting agencies as well as the annual single audit required by 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance.
  • Maintain CSG's financial grant database.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • At least two years of working experience with financial accounting, general ledgers, balance sheets, and income statements.
  • Experience with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, Federal Grants and FFATA (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act) is a plus.
  • Ability to adapt and become proficient in financial software packages. Working knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge is a plus. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook) and other PC applications and programs.


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.

  • Frequently communicates with internal customers, vendors, and visitors in person, on the telephone, and on the computer to provide assistance.
  • Frequently uses telephone to communicate.
  • Frequently remains in a sitting position.
  • Frequently uses the computer when typing documents for office staff.
  • Frequently works in a well-lit, climate controlled room.


Interested applicants must complete the online application which includes uploading a cover letter and resume.

CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)



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